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Professor Avv. Marco Ventoruzzo

Professor of Law
Paolo Baffi Center on Financial Regulation, Bocconi University Law Department
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Marco Ventoruzzo, Professor of Law, Paolo Baffi Center on Financial Regulation, Bocconi University Law Department
ECGI Research Associate (2009) :


Ph.D., University of Brescia

LL.M., Yale Law School

J.D., Università Statale di Milano

Laurea degree, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Professor Ventoruzzo is a scholar of corporate law and financial markets regulation with a dual appointment at Bocconi University Law School in Milan, Italy, where he is also the Director of the Department of Legal Studies, and Penn State Law School. He coordinates the Research Unit on Law & Economics ("RULES") of the Baffi Carefin Center on Markets, Banking and Finance, and is a member of the Observatory on European Business Law established by Bocconi University. In the past, Professor Ventoruzzo has directed the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg on Financial Markets Regulation, and he has remained a Scientific Member of the Institute.

His primary academic interests are in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance, and securities regulation, with an international and comparative perspective. He is an editor of several academic journals in these fields, including European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), the Journal of Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press), and the Italian journals Rivista delle società and Banca Impresa Società. Professor Ventoruzzo has taught and lectured at several law schools and universities around the world, from the Tokyo University (Japan) to ESADE (Spain), from the University of Luxembourg to Fudan University (Shanghai, China), from Tel Aviv University Law School (Israel) to the National Law School (Bangalore, India).

Professor Ventoruzzo has published extensively both in Europe and in the USA, more recently co-authoring one of the few casebooks on comparative corporate law (Comparative Corporate Law, West, 2015), and regularly consults private and public entities on regulatory issues, including, in the past, the Italian Stock Exchange for the revision of the Corporate Governance Code for Listed Corporations.

Research Interests
Company law
Comparative corporate law
Securities regulation

ECGI Working Papers (Click title for more details)
Dissenting Directors ECGI Law Working Paper 332/2016 October 2016
The Biases of an “Unbiased” Optional Takeovers Regime: The Mandatory Bid Threshold as a Reverse Drawbridge ECGI Law Working Paper 304/2016 December 2015
The Disappearing Taboo of Multiple Voting Shares: Regulatory Responses to the Migration of Chrysler-Fiat ECGI Law Working Paper 288/2015 March 2015
Do Market Abuse Rules Violate Human Rights? The Grande Stevens v. Italy Case ECGI Law Working Paper 269/2014 October 2014
Comparing Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: History and Recent Developments ECGI Law Working Paper 257/2014 May 2014
Empowering Shareholders in Directors' Elections: A Revolution in the Making ECGI Law Working Paper 147/2010 March 2010
Freeze-Outs: Transcontinental Analysis and Reform Proposals ECGI Law Working Paper 137/2009 November 2009

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