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Expert resume of Massimiliano Danusso

Managing Partner London Office and Team Leader of the Capital Markets Focus Team, Bonelli Erede; Solicitor in England and Wale; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert

G. Massimiliano Danusso is Managing Partner of the London Office of Bonelli Erede, the largest independent law firm in Italy. He has a strong expertise in international capital markets, assisting banks and major clients in a wide range of corporate finance operations, and is also specialised in bond offerings, covered bonds and securitisations.

He is an internationally reputed expert on derivatives, assisting clients in national and international highly complex litigations, both civil and criminal. Among others, he has recently assisted Morgan Stanley in a seminal case before the Italian Corte dei Conti concerning derivative contracts executed between the Bank and the Republic of Italy, notable as it would be the first case where a national Court would put in question the business judgment rule followed by a Treasury to manage its international public debt through the use of derivatives.

Massimiliano is involved in various high profile derivative litigations in Italy and in London concerning the use of derivatives for hedging and speculative purposes.

He is author of several articles on derivatives, on primary national and international publications. The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Massimiliano as one of the major experts in banking and financial law, securitisations and debt capital markets. He teaches regularly in Italian universities on International Capital Markets Law.

Massimiliano received his SJD in Law from the University of Rome and his JD from the La Sapienza University in Rome. He also graduated from the University of Michigan (LL.M.).