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.