I have been working as Of Counsel at Bird & Bird since 2003.

Here at Bird & Bird, I have had the opportunity to be involved in very interesting projects relating to commercial law matters (corporate governance, shareholders agreements, lending agreements) and financial markets law matters (provision of investment services, collective asset management, distribution of insurance products). In some cases, the analysis developed in those contexts served as the basis for articles I have authored and which are published in law journals and commentaries.

My area of interest also includes advising companies, operating not only in the financial sector, but also in other sectors (industrial and commercial), on issues involving the interpretation of the rules on "administrative liability" of legal entities, which may arise if crimes are committed in the interest, or for the advantage, of a legal entity. Quite often clients have particularly appreciated our multidisciplinary approach adopted in setting up the compliance programme. This approach is based on the idea that compliance programmes are a very important part of the more complex internal control system of a company. Their adoption can be very effective not only in reducing the risk that offences are committed within the company, but also in mitigating operational risks and, more generally, the risk of non-compliance.

  • I advised an important insurance group on setting up the compliance programme ('231 Model') of its Italian branches aimed at reducing the risk of commission of specific crimes within the branches.
  • I have advised an important fast food company on setting up its compliance programme ('231 Model').
  • I have revised and updated the compliance programme ('231 Model') adopted by an asset management company.
  • I give ongoing assistance to the Compliance Committee of an Italian company belonging to an international aerospace group.
  • I draft legal opinions on several issues concerning corporate and financial market law.
  • I have advised an important Italian publishing group on the acquisition of a minority shareholding in a publishing company and on the drafting of the shareholders' agreement regulating the management of the company.
  • I have advised an Italian listed company on the negotiation of a syndicated loan agreement with a group of leading banks.
  • I have advised an Italian listed company on the increase of the company's equity capital with issuance of no-par value shares.
Education
  • University 'Luigi Bocconi', Milan, PhD in Commercial Law
  • University of Bologna, Degree in Law
  • University 'Luigi Bocconi', Milan, Degree in Economics
Admissions
  • Admission to the Bar Association in 2003
  • Admission to the Association of Chartered Public Accountants in 1998