Our Professionals / Founding Partner / Andrea Di Comite


1999: Law Degree (Hons), University of Bari

2003: Admission to the Bar of Bari

2015: Admission to the Special Register of Cassation Lawyers

Andrea Di Comite
Founding Partner


  • andrea.dicomite@polisavvocati.com
  • andrea.dicomite@pec.polisavvocati.com

Practice Areas

Our law firm provides assistance to natural persons, companies, public and private bodies, not only in terms of legal advice delivered by our experts in the field of criminal law, but also by providing our clients with general legal advice that, thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of our team, can also play a role crime prevention.

For example, our Criminal Law Team boasts specialised skills in all areas of criminal law which is the highest-growth legal practice area. This includes industry and commerce, business, insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy penalties), tax, banking and finance, public administration, urban planning and the environment, the operation, provision, and delivery of health care services, press and internet offences, intentional and unintentional crimes of danger, cybercrimes and crimes against property and persons (murder, personal injury, stalking and harassment).

The global and interconnected environment within which companies are asked to operate is constantly evolving. As a result, national and international regulatory frameworks are becoming increasingly complex. In order to provide companies with tangible support with regard to their need to comply with cross-sector regulations and to adopt procedures to prevent and avoid risky or potentially unlawful conduct, Polis Avvocati have set up a Multidisciplinary Team to provide corporate compliance consulting services.

In particular, our Multidisciplinary Team deals with issues of compliance with reference to the internal governance of the company and compliance with relevant external laws, regulations, and guidelines. This includes corporate governance and corporate administrative liability (Legislative Decree no. 231/01), the European Privacy Regulation (GDPR), anti-corruption and anti-money laundering issues, national, international and European bankruptcy restrictions orders (BROs), as well as the new requirements arising from regulatory developments in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and, more generally, in matters of sustainability.

In addition to offering ongoing legal advice, the members of our Multidisciplinary Team also provide training for both managers and employees and advice and assistance in disputes and litigation

Over the years Polis Avvocati have gained considerable expertise in matters relating to environmental law including concession agreements and environmental permits, as well as litigation and negotiation on environmental and energy matters.

Polis Avvocati also operate in the field of renewable energy, providing advice and assistance to all the stakeholders involved in the development, implementation and management of renewable energy plants (public bodies and local governments, development and venture capital companies, consultants, professionals, etc.).

The agri-food sector has long represented one of the key fields of activity for the lawyers at Polis Avvocati who provide leading national and international food processors with assistance in trading, negotiation and settlement, as well as representation in in-court and out-of-court dispute resolution, product conformity, safety, healthiness and labelling of foodstuffs, organic produce production and supply chain, PGI and PDO, food processor liability, and also in matters concerning subsidies made available under the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 attributes to legal persons a special form of strict liability regarding certain kinds of offences, giving rise to the possibility that organizations previously exempted from liability for offences committed by executives and/or employees- might be sanctioned operationally and financially.

In the framework of this complex discipline, in which rules of criminal, administrative and civil law are to be complied with, our law firm offers comprehensive assistance to companies representing them in court, and playing a role in any crime-prevention activity.

In particular, Polis Avvocati's lawyers draft the Organisational and Management Model pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, and handle any preliminary phase thereof (e.g. the analysis of risks in relation to alleged offences and corporate needs, the mapping of corporate areas potentially at risk, the sharing of the gap analysis and the identification of inconsistencies, and the sharing of possible improvements with the management), and provide training programs for company directors and employees, aimed at achieving proper understanding and application of the Model in question.

Education and Work Experience

Law Degree with honours from the University of Bari in 1999, presenting a thesis on commercial law on the conflict of interests of directors in groups of companies (Prof. Luca Buttaro).

After a period of qualifying legal work experience at Studio Legale Laforgia, he qualified as a lawyer. He has been a member of the Bari Bar Association since 2003 and admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Cassation and other higher courts since 2015.

He specialises in criminal law, with reference to corporate, financial and bankruptcy crimes, corporate administrative liability (Legislative Decree 231/2001), as well as crimes against public administration, environmental crimes, and protection of rights related to the use of the new digital technologies.
A consultant and expert for leading national companies in the sector of agricultural commodities and food safety for more than ten years, he has been dealing with corporate compliance -also as a Compliance Officer at international companies-, and has provided assistance on the internationalisation process of companies, dealing specifically with matters related to international sanctions and providing advice on markets subject to constraints and restrictions (embargoes, financial bans, etc.).

He is a member of the Bari Association of Criminal Lawyers and a founding partner of the Puglia Office of Associazione Antigone that stands for detainees' rights and procedural safeguards; he also served as chair of the local chapter of Associazione Antigone.

For many years he has been in charge of criminal law tutoring programs at the Forensic School of Bari, and in the last two years he has taught criminal law and criminal procedure at the Postgraduate School for the Legal Professions of the University of Bari.


«Consapevole della dignità della professione forense e della sua funzione sociale, mi impegno ad osservare con lealtà, onore e diligenza i doveri della professione di avvocato per i fini della giustizia ed a tutela dell’assistito nelle forme e secondo i principi del nostro ordinamento»