Michela Velardo is a member of the Rome and Brussels Bar.
She is a litigator and focuses on European law with an emphasis on
European Social and Public Labour law (Fonction Publique
Européenne), chemicals, food, European funds.
At present she has pleaded 150 cases in various fields of European law
before the Court of Justice, the General Court and the Civil Service
Tribunal of the European Union, as well as before the International
She has also represented officials in procedures before the Olaf
(European Antifraud Office) and Idoc (Commission Investigation and
Disciplinary Office) obtaining several positive outcomes as well as
Her expertise also covers other areas related to European legislation
and she has been involved in several cases on public access to
documents, data sharing compensation, product recalls, CLP
regulation, REACH, pesticides, biocides, food, European funding.
The European Commission, Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking and the
European Institute for Gender Equality have appointed her as external
Counsel in various cases. She has been advising the European Cockpit
Association on Flight Time Limitations.
Among her clients are the European Civil Service Federation-Council
(Fédération de la Fonction Publique Européenne), SO.GE.A.AL-Alghero
Furthermore she has worked as an agent of the Legal Service of the
European Commission in Brussels, defending and representing the
institution before the European Courts. She has also advised various
Services of the Commission in relation to aspects of European
Michela Velardo regularly pleads in Italian, French and English.
She lectures in conferences and publishes articles in International law
journals, such as Chemistry Today and Agro Food Hi-tech. Namely she
has lectured for the seminars organized by the Italian Council for
Judiciary (Consiglio Superiore della Magistatura), in the framework of
professional training of judges and prosecutors.
Prior to her legal activity in Brussels, Michela Velardo was an official at
the Italian Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Justice.
She holds a degree in law from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”
and a Master in Italian Administrative Law from the “Scuola Superiore
della Pubblica Amministrazione”.