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Expert resume of Lisa Curran

Senior Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert

Lisa is Senior Counsel with the Rome office of Allen & Overy. She has been qualified as a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada, since 1988 and as a solicitor of England and Wales since 1993.

Lisa’s practice is focused on financial law matters, with particular emphasis on derivatives, including insolvency and regulatory advice relating to structured finance transactions. Lisa commenced practicing in Italy in 1988 with the Italian firm of Ughi e Nunziante and has been with Allen & Overy since 2000. Lisa has acted as counsel to the International Swaps & Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) in respect of legal matters relating to the Italian derivatives market since 1990 and has provided advice to a variety of Italian and international institutions, including the World Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in relation to matters affecting the Italian financial markets.

Lisa is a past co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee has also acted as a member of the Council to the Legal Practice Division of the IBA, coordinating the work of the Financial Services Section which comprises the Banking Law Committee, the Securities Law Committee, the Investment Funds Committee, the Insurance Law Committee and the Capital Markets Forum. In that capacity, Lisa coordinated in 2010/2011 a Survey of G20 countries in relation to the Legal Issues arising in relation to Proposals for Bank “Bail-in Measures,” which was submitted to the Policy Development Committee of the Bank for International Settlements as well as the European Union’s DG Internal Market and Services.

Lisa has provided expert witness testimony in relation to Italian court cases involving derivatives transactions and has been a P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert since 2012.