Founder and Managing Partner, Studio Legale Pisano
Roberto Pisano is the founder and managing partner of Studio Legale Pisano. He has a history of representing prominent individuals and entities in high-profile Italian criminal investigations and trials with media impact, including various cases of corruption involving international corporations and their top officials (with multiple investigations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, etc); various cases of extradition, including the FIFA investigation and representation of foreign states; three cases of alleged tax fraud involving the former Italian prime minister; a case involving a major US bank in the bankruptcy of the Parmalat group; a case involving a claim for restitution of antiquities by the Italian Ministry of Culture against a prominent US museum; various appeals in foreign jurisdictions (eg, the United States, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Monaco) against freezing and confiscation of assets; and Italian criminal counsel for foreign multinationals and Italian companies conducting internal investigations. Pisano also advises and represents relevant foreign governments.
Pisano obtained a law degree, summa cum laude, from the State University of Milan in 1992 and a PhD from the University of Genoa in 1999. He was co-chair of the business crime committee of the IBA in 2007 and 2008 and vice chair of the ECBA in 2008 and 2009. He is the author of several publications on the subject of business crime and mutual legal assistance.