Born in Bologna in June 1960, Andreina Degli Esposti graduated magna cum laude in law from the University of Bologna in February 1984. She also studied at the University of Münster and was admitted to the Bar in 1986. She has been involved in research and lecturing in the department of constitutional law at the University of Bologna and the departments of administrative law at the Universities of Milan and Pavia, thus publishing various essays and contributing to entries in legal encyclopaedias. 

Throughout the course of her practice – which covers both judicial (predominantly before the regional administrative courts and the council of state) and extrajudicial (stipulating agreements with public administrations and providing advice in the administrative areas of M&A and joint ventures) work – she has gained expertise in the sectors of energy, public procurement (also concerning the German legal system), environment, telecommunications and town planning, including the drafting of general planning regulations. She also has extensive experience as member of arbitration panels. She is currently involved in the professional network of the online administrative law review GiustAmm.it. Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 place her among the most prominent Italian lawyers in the field of public law.