Salvatore Providenti

Biography

Partner, joined the Firm in 2020.

EXPERTISE
Solid and highly reputed experience in in the fields of corporate, banking and finance and capital markets law, both for contentious and non-contentious matters.
Admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Member of the Commissione Tecnica del Fondo Indennizzo Risparmiatori (Technical Committee of the Savings Compensation Fund) established by MEF (Italian Finance and Economic Ministry). (2019)

Since 2018 he is financial market law Professor at LUISS – Guido Carli, in the faculty of Law. He is also author of numerous publications regarding corporate and finance law.

Since April 2019 Salvatore has been a Special Partner of Legàlia Studio in Rome and Milan, providing legal assistance (contentious and non- contentious) to categories associations in the financial sector, to self-regulatory organization as well as individual brokers and listed issuers.

He was Head of Consulenza Legale (Legal Department) of the Italian Securities Markets Authority (CONSOB) from October 2011 until April 2019. He also co-ordinated the representation and legal defence of CONSOB in civil, criminal and administrative trials (included those against sanctions); he directly participated to the main litigations on institutional matters (intermediaries, markets, issuers), before higher courts (including Italian Constitutional Court and Court of Justice of the European Union). Salvatore provided legal support in institutional matters to the Commission and contributed to the drafting of the main regulatory texts on intermediaries, financial markets and listed companies.

Salvatore joined CONSOB in 1989, where he has held numerous positions such as head of legal consulting and litigation department for issuers. He also participated in working groups at the Commission and at the Council of the European Union for the preparation of the “shareholder’s rights” directive.

He was a member of the Commission for the reform of Corporate Law at the Italian Ministry of Justice chaired by the Member of Parliament Michele Vietti and the Commission for the coordination between the reform and the Testi Unici Bancario e dell’Intermediazione Finanziaria (Single Banking and Financial Intermediation Texts) (2001 – 2004).

Salvatore collaborated to draft the Testo Unico dell’Intermediazione Finanziaria (TUF) (Consolidated Financial Text) and he also participated to the Commission chaired by Mario Draghi at the Ministry of Economy (1997 and 1998).
Legalcommunity Award for General Counsel of the Year for 2015.

EDUCATION
Graduated cum laude in Law (1986) at Messina University
Academic Visitor at Faculty of Law di University College of London (1999-2000)
Qualified lawyer since 1995. Member of the Rome Bar Association.
Admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (2007)..

LANGUAGES
Italian, English, French.

Experience

Member of the Commissione Tecnica del Fondo Indennizzo Risparmiatori (Technical Committee of the Savings Compensation Fund) established by MEF (Italian Finance and Economic Ministry). (2019 – on going)

Financial market law Professor at LUISS – Guido Carli, in the faculty of Law (2018 – on going).

Special Partner at Legália Law Firm (2019)

Head of Consulenza Legale (Legal Department) of the Italian Securities Markets Authority (CONSOB) (2011 – 2019)

Interim Head of Legal Assistance and Contentious for Financial Intermediaries and Markets at the legal department of the Italian Securities Markets Authority (CONSOB) (2015-2016)

2001 – 2011 Head of Legal Assistance and Contentious for Issuers at the legal department (CONSOB)

2004 – 2006 Commission and Council of the European Union for the preparation of the “shareholder’s rights” directive.

2001 – Ministry of Justice Commission to reform Italian Corporate Law and Commission to co-ordinate the reform and Testi Unici Bancari e dell’Intermediazione Finanziaria (TUF) (Consolidated Banking and Financial Text)

1989- 1993 – Officer at Italian Securities Markets Authority (CONSOB)

1997 – 1998 Collaboration to the draft of Testo Unico dell’Intermediazione Finanziaria (TUF) (Consolidated Financial Text)

1989- 1993 – Officer at Italian Securities Markets Authority (CONSOB)

1988 Consultant at a leading business and organizational consultancy company (operating on behalf of companies such as Autostrade S.p.A. and Ferrovie dello Stato)

2012 -2013 e 2009 – 2010 Lecturer at Financial Market Law and Regulation course in English at the Economy faculty, LUISS – Guido Carli.

Education and Training

1986

Graduated cum laude in Law at University of Messina

1987

Master at Unioncamere on Economic Development.

1995

Qualified lawyer. Member of the Rome Bar Association

1999 – 2000

Academic Visitor at Faculty of Law of University College of London.

2007

Admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court.

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