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Elena Corte, expert food lawyer _ Food law

Elena Corte 

Studio Legale Corte - Partner 


European Food Law Association (EFLA) - member 


Elena Corte is a lawyer at the Milan Bar Association. 


She is a litigator specialized in food related crimes.   

Elena has developed in-depth knowledge in food safety and hygiene.  She uses this knowledge in representing defendants and companies in criminal or regulatory proceedings and in revising the clients' HACCP procedures from a legal standpoint.  


Elena Corte assists food companies in challenging regulatory sanctions related to the marketing of food and beverages, breaches of HACCP procedures, and issues related to labelling and advertisement of food, consumer goods related to food (ex. toys, food contact material, etc.), and other products.  

In assisting food companies and large scale retailers, Elena Corte has developed specific expertise in dealing with regulatory offenses and criminal sanctions related environmental issues (waste, discharges, etc.) as well as other sectors strictly related to food law (toys, feed, materials to come into contact with food, etc.).

Elena Corte assists companies in product withdrawals and recalls, RASFF procedures due to health hazards for consumers. She has wide experience in the management of crises with important media resonance. 

Elena Corte’s criminal law expertise also enables her to assist in the drafting of executive proxies for delegations of power within food company structures.


  • Italian (native speaker),

  • English (native speaker),

  • French


  • Università degli Studi di Milano

    • Laurea in Giurisprudenza 

  • American School of Milan

    • International Baccalaureate


Aerobatic airplane pilot, Elena Corte won the Italian Aerobatics Championship Advanced category in 2000 and has been a member of the Italian National Team of Aerobatics from 1999 to 2006; She won a bronze medal at the 2006 in the European Championship Unlimited category; In 2002,  for sporting results, the CONI awarded Elena Corte with the Bronze Medal for Athletic Value.

She enjoys skiing and ceramics.  

Personal Ranking

Legal 500 - Leading individual in Industry focus: Food

Forbes Italia: 100 legal professionals

Top ranked legal: Tier 1 lawyer for Food and Beverages

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client testimonials from
the Legal 500 

‘Strong professional skills in the field of food law. Elena Corte is clearly passionate about her work and this creates a relationship of absolute trust in her choices and in her professionalism’

Legal 500 EMEA  2022

‘Expertise in food criminal law makes the firm absolutely unique in the Italian market.’

Legal 500 EMEA  2022

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