It is no secret to anyone that the International Law Associate law firm was formed by attorney Alexandro Maria Tirelli, the first European criminal lawyer who since the early 2000s has specialized in extradition and international criminal law, especially major narcotics trafficking cases that have been held in Italy and in the Member States of the European Union, as well as in Latin American countries. The study of cases of extradition and those before the International Courts have increased Tirelli’s skills as well as those of all the lawyers in the staff at International Lawyers, who now enjoy the support of a network formed by the best professionals and university professors present in the Latin American continent. Mentioning the case against the Junta Argentina general, the dictator Noriega, the defensive events of the cartel in Colombia and the Sinaloa cartel could seem to be self-congratulating and shameless marketing, but they instead concretely convey the great capacity of our team of criminal lawyers and experts in international law. All of our lawyers speak Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, and French indistinctly.

Central America

As far as Mexico is concerned, we suggest going to the dedicated section of our website, given the special interest that International Lawyers Associates dedicates to the legal affairs in this nation. Our law firm has been operating in Panama for years: take for example the story of Finmeccanica and the trial for the death of the Panamanian Minister of Justice Spadafora, of Italian origin, whose family was defended by Alexandro Maria Tirelli. The law firm also offers its services in San Jose in Costa Rica, where it is often mentioned in newspapers for its activities, as well as in Belize and El Salvador. As far as the Caribbean is concerned, our lawyers have frequently worked on cases there, especially in the Dominican Republic and in the British and Dutch Antilles. International Lawyers have their own process agents in the cities of Santo Domingo, Santiago de los Caballeros, and the Cayman Islands. Criminal law activities related to maritime navigation have led our study to address judicial situations in the Dominica Islands, St. Kitts, and Nevis and Antigua. Our law firm does not deal with matters in Cuba, except in cases of extreme urgency, of humanitarian assistance, and of primary necessity.

South America

Please refer to the Colombia section of our website that addresses the peculiarity of the activities our law firm is involved in there. International Lawyers is probably the only European criminal and international law firm that is able to assist defendants in every city in South America. Years of experience in the South American continent make our partners and collaborators the absolute leaders in the industry. In Venezuela, the country of origin of our company’s president, Dr. Grecia Fabiola Larez, we have the highest legal coverage of the territory: we are present in Caracas, Valencia, Maracay, Puerto La Cruz, Porlamar and Pampatar, Ciudad Bolivar, Merida, San Cristobal, and San Fernando de Apure. We have worked with our partners in Quito, Ecuador for years. In Peru, we can provide defense in Lima, Cuzco, Arequipa, and Ayacucho. In Bolivia, especially for cases related to international drug trafficking and metal smuggling, we guarantee assistance in La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. In Paraguay, we can entrust our process agents in Asuncion and Chile as our partners, who are completely available to help in Santiago and Concepcion. As far as Argentina and Uruguay are concerned, we can almost affirm that these two countries are a second stable headquarters for the International Lawyers Associates team. The law firm deals with the affairs of Italians and Europeans resident in these countries, and vice versa, the firm also aids many Argentine citizens with interests in the European continent, the birthplace of their ascendants. In addition to being involved in criminal and international affairs, our lawyers are dedicated to patronage and legal assistance related to delicate issues of recognition of Italian and Spanish citizenship, as well as complicity in complicated succession issues. The International Lawyers Associates team can easily defend its clients in the cities of Buenos Aires, Rosario, Cordoba, Mendoza, and Santa Fé. We can also help in Bahia Blanca and San Miguel de Tucuman. In Uruguay we are present in Montevideo and Punta del Este.


Brazil deserves special mention: for more than twenty years it has been at the center of Alexandro Maria Tirelli’s attention, who is linked to the country by strong family ties. The law firm can set up defense and legal aid in each state of the Brazilian Federation, and in almost all the cities of the country.  The firm offers its services in the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and Parana, Florianopolis, throughout Minas Gerais, Vitoria, Bahia, and the northeast; it has also carried out important activities in Brasilia, Manaus, Belem do Parà, Fortaleza, and Recife.

Needless to say, most cases concern the endemic phenomenon of narcotics and laundering, and these important cases have also allowed us to deepen our study of conventions regarding international and bilateral extradition in situations involving the arrest of key figures in the financial, political, and banking world. Attorney Alexandro Maria Tirelli has even been a consultant to the Federal Government of Brazil for an important case involving the arrest warrant of a well-known South American financier of Banca do Brasil. He was also the lawyer of the Brazilian Catholic Church, in particular in 2014, when International Lawyers Associates succeeded in modifying the logo of the 2014 World Cup, which was improperly using the image of Christ the Redeemer.