Roberto Pisano is the founder and managing partner of Studio Legale Pisano, an Italian boutique firm that specialises in all areas of white-collar crime including transnational investigations, recovery of assets, mutual legal assistance and extradition.
Mr Pisano has a history of representing prominent individuals and entities in high-profile Italian criminal proceedings, including various cases of corruption and money laundering involving international corporations and their top officials (including alleged corruption of Algerian officials, with multiple investigations in US, Italy, France, etc); various cases of extradition, including the recent FIFA investigation by the US authorities 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; various appeals in foreign jurisdictions (eg the USA, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Monaco, etc) against seizure and confiscation of assets; and internal investigations for international corporations. Mr Pisano advises and represents several foreign governments.
Mr Pisano obtained a law degree, summa cum laude, from the State University, Milan in 1992, and a PhD from the University of Genoa in 1999. Between 1993 and 1997 he was a research associate at Bocconi University of Milan; since then, he has spent many years working for the university as a contract professor on business and tax crimes. He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars in Italy and abroad on the subject of white collar crime and mutual legal assistance and extradition.
Mr Pisano 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.
WWL says: Roberto Pisano is a major player on the international scene. "His involvement in some of the landmark cases of recent years is a testament to his supreme abilities".
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