Founding Partner, he started the legal profession in 1970.
Within a short period of time, he became one of the most prominent Italian lawyers of Public Law, contributing to design the legal grounds of the State’s role into the economy.
Technologies and digital’s development in the relationship with the public administration, energy and environment are themes who have been carried out in conjunction with those always at the centre of his activity such as telecommunications, infrastructures and contracts with the public administration.
In these fields, he gives his legal advice and assistance in Court, also at European level.
Furthermore, he has acted in arbitral proceedings as President, co-arbitrator as well as party’s counsel.
He is Professor emeritus of Public Law. He taught in prestigious Italian universities, including the La Sapienza University.
He has held various offices also at the public level, as president or commissioner.
He combines the high professional profile with a continuous attention to the evolution of issues crucial to economic development such as infrastructure, construction and the environment.
He is author of many scientific publications, among others: “Concorrenza e potere di regolazione” in Scritti per il ventennale dell’Autorità garante della concorrenza (2010); La fine dell’IRI, in Storia dell’IRI, supervised by R. Artoni, vol. IV, Editori Laterza 2013; Semplificare, semplificazione, published in the Rapporto 2015 di Italiadecide, Il Mulino (2015); Public Procurement 2015, Public Procurement 2016 and Public Procurement 2017 Section Italy, in Getting the Deal Through, supervised by Hans-Joachim Prieß of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, published in Law Business Research Ltd (together with Anna Romano, 2015, 2016 e 2017).
He is Editor-in-chief of the online magazine ApertaContrada created together with the economist Pierluigi Ciocca.
Also at an international level, he is among the leading Italian lawyers. He is a Supreme Court lawyer, registered at the Rome Bar Association.
He has been mentioned among the main Italian lawyers, according to Chambers 2008 evaluations (“he is highly sought after for public law work in Rome”), also reconfirmed in the Chambers 2012 evaluations (“he has the perfect balance of knowledge between the Practical and the theoretical”), Chambers 2013(“He is extremely creative in working out different approaches to problems and stays at the forefront of legal policy and debate”), Chambers 2014 (“He is appreciated for his ability to contextualize the problem”), Chambers 2015 (“impressive in his ability to quickly understand the problem and suggest an effective strategy”), Chambers 2016 (“Filippo Satta has a wealth of experience in the public law arena and specializes in joint ventures between the public and private sectors”) and Legal 500 (2012) (“Filippo Satta guides clients as soon as possible towards the desired target”), (2015) (“Filippo Satta is a very respected adviser”). He has been recognized by Best Lawyers, fourth edition, as one of the best lawyers in Italy in the areas of Administrative Law and Energy Law. He has been confirmed for the 2019 as Leading Individual by Legal 500.