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Marco Boldini

Marco Boldini

Visiting Professor

Marco provides legal and regulatory advice to top financial institutions, related to mergers and acquisitions (M&As), initial public offerings (IPOs), investments and establishment of undertakings for the collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and non-UCITS funds across Europe. He heads the Italian FS Regulatory and Fintech department. Marco is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School where he teaches financial services law (MSc Banking). He is an ESG expert and trusted adviser for European asset managers.


Financial services regulatory (asset wealth management and banking), fintech


Bachelor (Law) & Master of Laws (LLM – International Law), Università degli Studi di Brescia: 2004


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, Partner, Milan and London: 2020 – present
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Legal, London, Head of Regulatory, Legal: 2018–20
ETF Securities, London, European Regulatory Counsel, Director: 2013–17
State Street Bank, Milan, Italy, Lawyer, Legal Department, Financial Services: 2010–13
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners Law Firm, Milan, Middle/Senior Associate, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Regulatory Department: 2008–10
Credit Suisse, Mi.an, in-house lawyer, Legal and Compliance (secondment): 2009–10
Merrill Lynch International Bank, Milan, Legal and Compliance Officer (secondment): 2008–09
Norton Rose LLP, Milan, Trainee Lawyer: 2007–08
Bernardini De Pace, Milan, Trainee Lawyer: 2005–07

Professional qualifications
Solicitor England and Wales, UK barrister (Middle Temple Inn)
England and Wales notary
Member of the Italian Bar (Avvocato)


Italian, English


What is MiFID 2? Cass publication, 2017
Brexit and the financial sector – MiFID II and other EU regulations: Financial News (FN), July 2015
New EU proposals throw spotlight on stock lending transparency, 20 February 2014, ETF.com
Financial Transaction Tax and Tobin Tax: main impacts in Europe and Italy
MSN.com 16

Professional activity and membership 

CASS Business School – Centre of Banking Research: Full Member
KPMG – Roundtable on new regulations affecting the asset management industry: 2016
Cicero, Brussels – Roundtable on cross border distribution of funds and barriers across Europe: 2016
The ETFs annual event (Milan) – EMIR, FATCA and SFTR: 2015 
The ETFs annual event (Milan) – AIFMD & UCITS V: 2013. Insurance intermediation: regulations applicable: 2010
Payment service directive (PSD): the unintentional consequences: 2010 
The third anti-money directive – An analysis from a cross-border perspective: 2010


GC Powerlist UK – 2017 (LEGAL 500) as one of the 'Rising Stars' in the legal sector
UK Individual of the Year – Regulatory by Legal 500
Called as External Specialist (Regulation) by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Called as SME by Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan) to present lessons on derivatives transactions held by Professor Petrella

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