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Marco Ventoruzzo


Arthur L. and Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D., University of Brescia
LL.M., Yale Law School
J.D., Università Statale di Milano
Laurea degree, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Comparative business law scholar Marco Ventoruzzo holds a joint appointment with Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, where he has been director of the Ph.D. in Corporate and Business Law program and vice-director of the Paolo Baffi Research Center on Central Banking and Financial Regulation. He is a Research Associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute and has directed the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg. 

Professor Ventoruzzo has published more than fifty articles, book chapters, and books in Italian, English and French, in major U.S. and European law reviews. He is a member of the boards of editors of several Italian peer-reviewed law journals and a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Italian Association of Independent Directors. Since  2013, he serves on the board of editors of the European Company and Financial Law Review, one of the leading international peer-reviewed journals in the area. He has taught and lectured at various law schools and universities in Europe, the United States and Asia, including Oxford University (U.K.), Hamburg University (Germany), Fudan University (China), National Law School of Bangalore (India), LSU Law School (USA), Esade Law School (Spain), and several Italian universities.

Professor Ventoruzzo served on the committee that drafted the Italian Code of Corporate Governance and from 2001 to 2008 served as a Special Legal Consultant to the Italian Stock Exchange (London Stock Exchange Group). 

“Takeover Regulation as a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Taking U.K. Rules to Continental Europe,” 1 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 135 (2008)

Commentary to article 2475-bis of the Italian Civil Code, in Commentario Alla Riforma Delle Societá (P. Marchetti, et al. eds., 2008)

“Les administrateurs nommés par la minorité dans le droit italien des sociétés par actions cotées en bourse,” Revue Des Sociétes (2007)

“Cross-border Mergers, Change of Applicable Corporate Laws and Protection of Dissenting Shareholders: WIthdrawal Rights under Italian Law,” in European Company and Financial Law Review (2007)

“La composizione del consiglio di amministrazione delle societá uotate dopo il d. lgs. N. 303 del 2006: prime osservazioni,” Riv. Soc. (2007)