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Courses a.y. 2020/2021


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Biographical note

Born October 4th, 1973. He holds a degree in Business and Economics from Università Bocconi, and a J.D. from the Università degli Studi di Milano. He received a Master of Law from Yale Law School and a PhD from the Università degli Studi di Brescia. He attended graduate courses in business law organized by Cornell Law School at Sorbonne University in Paris, and a course on American Law organized by AILE on the campus of the Michigan University. He is a lawyer admitted to practise before the Supreme Court, certified public accountant and auditor enrolled in the Registry held by the Ministry of Justice.


Academic CV

Full Professor with Tenure at the Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law, where he teaches corporations, securities regulation, and international business transactions, and Full Professor of Corporate Law at Bocconi University.
Since November 2016 he is Head of Department of Legal Studies "Angelo Sraffa" of Bocconi University.
In 2012-2013, on leave from Bocconi, he has been the director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and is currently a Scientific Member of the same Institution. Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI). Has been visiting professor at several law schools and universities, among which: Fudan University, Shanghai, China; Hamburg Law School, Germany; Esade Law School, Barcelona, Spain; National Law School of India, Bangalore; Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile, Santiago; LSU Law School, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, and he lectured and gave talks at several institutions such as Oxford Law School, Pennsylvania University Law School, and Fordham Law School. He teaches in the course on International Business Transactions sponsored by the Rwanda Supreme Court for the judiciary. At Bocconi he is the vice-director of the Paolo Baffi Center for Financial Regulation. He is a member of the editorial board of the following journals: Oxford Journal of Financial Regulation, European Company and Financial Law Review, Rivista delle Società, Rivista del diritto societario, Rivista dei Dottori Commercialisti.

Research areas

Company law. Securities regulation. Comparative corporate law. IBT.


Commentary of the Market Abuse Regulation and Directive, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017 (with Sebastian Mock), editor and contributor;
Dissenting Directors (with G. Siciliano and P. Marchetti), forthcoming in European Business Organization Review, 2017;
Classes of Shares and Voting Rights in the History of Italian Corporate Law (with G. Sandrelli), in Research Handbook in the History of Corporation Law, Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017 (editor Harwell Wells);
Regulatory Competition and Contractual Freedom in the U.S., forthcoming in Regole del mercato e mercato delle regole. Il Diritto societario e il ruolo del legislatore, proceeds of the Venice Conference for the XI anniversary of the Rivista delle società, Milano, 2016;
Direzione e coordinamento e vantaggi compensativi fondatamente prevedibili, in Rivista delle società, 2016 (article on liability for abuse of control and compensating advantages);
The Disappearing Taboo of Multiple Voting Shares: Regulatory Responses to the Migration of Chrysler-Fiat, in Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft ("ZWgIRWiss"), 2015;
Modifiche di diritto, indirette e di fatto del diritto di voto e recesso nelle s.p.a., in Giurisprudenza Commerciale, 2015 (article on shareholders’ appraisal rights in case of bylaws amendments affecting voting rights);
Comparative Corporate Law, St. Paul, West Academic Publishing, 2015 (with P.-H. Conac, G. Goto, S. Mock, M. Notari and A. Reisberg);
Un'Azione, Un Voto: Un Principio da Abbandonare?, in Giurisprudenza Commerciale, 2015 (article on the "one-share, one-vote" principle);
Do Market Abuse Rules Violate Human Rights? The Grande Stevens v. Italy case, in European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), 2014;
Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis, in European Company and Financial Law Review, in European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), 2014;
Do Conservative Justices Favor Wall Street ? Ideology and the Supreme Court’s Securities Regulation Decisions, in Florida Law Review, 2014;
Issuing New Shares and Preemptive Rights: A Comparative Analysis, in Richmond Global Bus. Law Journal, 2013; The Role of Comparative Law in Shaping Corporate Statutory Reforms, in Duquesne Law Review, 2013; Il risarcimento dei danni da deliberazione assembleare invalida a favore dei soci non legittimati a impugnare, in Rivista delle società, 2013; Commento all’art. 2445 c.c., in Il codice civile commentato, Milano, Giuffrè; Limitations on the Shareholder’s Right to Transfer Shares (with Corrado Malberti), in M. Siems – D. Cabrelli (editors), Comparative Company Law. A Case-Based Aprroach, Hart, Oxford, 2013; Osservazioni in tema di accordi tra società e amministratore per il conferimento di posizione come amministratore delegato, Banca, borsa, 2012; Recesso e valore della partecipazione nelle società di capitali, Milano, Giuffrè, 2012 (book on shareholders’ appraisal rights); Principio di reciprocità, in Mario Stella Richter jr (editor), Le offerte pubbliche di acquisto, Torino, 2011; Like Moths to a Flame? International Securities Litigation after Morrison: Correcting the New Supreme Court “Transactional Test”, Va. J. Int’l L., 2011; Empowering Shareholders in Directors’ Elections: A Revolution in the Making? in European Company and Financial Law Review, 2011; Freeze-outs: Comparative Analysis and Transcontinental Reform Proposals, Va. Int'l L. J., 2010; L’esenzione dal fallimento in ragione delle dimensioni dell’impresa, in Riv. Soc., 2009; Takeover Regulation as a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Taking U.K. Rules to Continental Europe, in Penn. J. Bus. Law 2008; La nuova disciplina delle operazioni con parti correlate: Tutela degli investitori e governance delle società quotate, Banche Italiane e Governo dei Rischi (G. Bracchi e D. Masciandaro ed., 2008); La nuova disciplina delle partecipazioni dello Stato e degli enti pubblici nel capitale delle società per azioni: fine di un privilegio? (with F. Ghezzi) 53 Riv. Soc. 668 (2008); Brevi note sul diritto di recesso in caso di direzione e coordinamento di società, 53 Riv. Soc. ___ (2008); Commentary to article 2475-bis of the Italian Civil Code, in Commentario alla riforma delle società edited by P. Marchetti L.A. Bianchi F. Ghezzi M. Notari, Milan, 2008 (book chapter on directors’ conflict of interest); Les administrateurs nommés par la minorité dans le droit italien des sociétés par actions cotées en bourse, forthcoming in Revue des sociétés, 2007 (law review article on directors appointed by minority shareholders in listed corporations); Cross-border Mergers, Change of Applicable Corporate Laws and Protection of Dissenting Shareholders: Withdrawal Rights under Italian Law, in European Company and Financial Law Review, 2007; La composizione del consiglio di amministrazione delle società quotate dopo il d. lgs. N. 303 del 2006: prime osservazioni, in Riv. Soc., 2007 (law review article on directors appointed by minority sharheholders in listed corporations); "Cost-Based" and "Rule-Based" Regulatory Competition: Markets for Corporate Charters in the U.S. and the E.U.", in New York University Law and Business Journal, Fall 2006, reprinted in ICFAI Journal of Corporate and Securities Journal (India), n. 2/2007; "The Thirteenth Directive and the Contrasts between European and U.S. Takeover Regulation: Different Regulatory Means, Not So Different Political and Economic Ends", in Texas Int'l Law Journal, 2006, reprinted in Corporate Practice Commentator, vol. 48 No. 4, 2007, edited by R. B. Thompson, and in F. A. Gevurtz, Global Issues in Corporate Law, West, 2006; "Sindacati di voto a "tempo indeterminato" e diritto di recesso dei paciscenti nelle società a responsabilità limitata", in Giurisprudenza commerciale, 2006; "La responsabilità da prospetto negli Stati Uniti d'America tra regole del mercato e mercato delle regole", Milano, EGEA, 2003; "Experiments in Comparative Corporate Law: The Recent Italian Reform and the Dubious Virtues of a Market for Rules in the Absence of Effective Regulatory Competition", in Texas International Law Journal, 2004; "Esclusione del diritto d'opzione nelle società con azioni quotate nei limiti del dieci per cento del capitale e determinazione del pressione di emissione" (with G. Balp), in Rivista delle società, 2004; "Commenti agli artt. 2388, 2391 e 2391-bis", in Commentario alla riforma del diritto societario directed by P. Marchett, L.A. Bianchi, F. Ghezzi, M. Notari, Milano: EGEA-Giuffrè, Milano, 2005; "Sindacati di voto a tempo indeterminato e diritto di recesso", nota a Cass. civ., Sez. I, 23 November 2001, n. 14865, in Riv. dott. comm., 2003; "La disciplina delle misure difensive negli Stati Uniti d'America: spunti di riflessione per la situazione europea", in VV.AA., Governo dell'impresa e mercato delle regole, Milano, Giuffrè, 2002; "I 'listing standards' nell'esperienza statunitense", in Analisi giuridica dell'economia, 1/2002; "Corporate Law" (with P. Marchetti), in Elsvier Encyclopedia of Social Sciences, 2001; "Gli 'American Depositary Receipts': problemi in tema di emissione, cross listing e disciplina delle società quotate", in Rivista delle società, 2001; "La disapplicazione obbligatoria delle disposizioni sul bilancio", in La disciplina giuridica del bilancio di esercizio (ed. L.A. Bianchi), Milano, 2001; "Commento agli artt. 92, 108, 111, 112, 132 e 212 del D. Lgs. n. 58 del 1998, Testo Unico della Finanza",  in P. Marchetti and L.A. Bianchi (eds.), La nuova disciplina delle società quotate, Milano, 1999; "Limitazioni all'attività 'transfrontaliera' di intermediari e mercati nel servizio di negoziazione e concorrenza tra mercati: la disciplina italiana", in Concorrenza e mercato, Milano, 1999; "Sull'ambito di applicazione delle clausole di prelazione e gradimento", in Notariato, 1998; "La disciplina regolamentare in materia di fondi pensione", in Rivista delle società, 1997.