Giuseppe D’Agostino joins Bird & Bird as co-head of the international Finance & Financial Regulation group

03-2020

International law firm Bird & Bird appoints Giuseppe D’Agostino as co-Head of its international Finance & Financial Regulation practice. Giuseppe was a senior representative of the Italian Financial Services Authority (Consob) where he worked in a number of roles, up to  Deputy General Manager from October 2011 to September 2019.

He has wide and robust competencies in applied regulatory banking and financial services industry issues. Giuseppe is recognised by the market as an expert in asset management, investment services, banking and FinTech.

Giuseppe will work to build up a truly international banking and financial services regulatory practice and to strengthen FinTech capabilities across the firm. He joins partners Joss Hargrave (UK) and Michael Juenemann (Germany) as co-Heads of the practice ensuring an optimal balance of geographical distribution, competences and expertise. 

During his long professional career, Giuseppe has been, among other things, a member of the "Joint Committee Sub-committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation" (JCSC CPFI), established by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESA), and member of the "Standing Committee on Financial Innovation" (FISC), established by the European Supervisory Authority for Markets in Financial Instruments (ESMA).

David Kerr, CEO of Bird & Bird says: “We are delighted to welcome Giuseppe to Bird & Bird as a new co-Head of our international Finance & Financial Regulation group. His many years of experience at the Italian Financial Services Authority and his excellent technical knowledge will be a huge asset to our international group. Giuseppe adds new top level technical skills and expertise. He will be in charge of further developing our top tier FinTech related business”.

Joss Hargrave and Michael Juenemann, co-Heads of Bird & Bird’s international Finance & Financial Regulation group say: “The impact of innovative technologies on banks, intermediaries and financial markets is, and will continue to be, enormous and Bird & Bird is in the prime position to service opportunities generated by the FinTech revolution. We look forward to working with Giuseppe to build up our international offering”.

Giuseppe D’Agostino adds: "I am very pleased to join an international consultancy firm such as Bird & Bird whose mission is providing organizations focused on technology and driven by technological innovations with a wide range of legal services. My background and professional experience allow me to be part of a team of highly qualified experts, able to provide international companies with a holistic advisory approach to financial sector developments shaped by cutting-edge technology. I am particularly glad to devote my professional commitment to a firm for which FinTech is truly a pivotal area”.