Bruno Cova is partner of global law firm Paul Hastings and chair of its Milan office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, securities law and corporate governance and corporate crises. In the field of corporate governance, he advises general counsel and boards of directors on governance reforms, legal risks and internal controls, regulatory and internal investigations.
Mr Cova was general counsel of Eni E&P and Fiat Group and chief compliance officer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Immediately before joining Paul Hastings he served as chief counsel to the commissioner appointed by the Italian government to investigate Europe’s largest financial fraud at Parmalat.
He is also an officer of the International Bar Association Anti-corruption Committee and a member of the troika of experts advising the Corporate Governance Committee of Borsa Italiana on governance reforms.