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Marco Ventoruzzo


Arthur L. and Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law
Affiliate Professor, School of International Affairs

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). 

Selected Publications

Comparative Corporate Law, forthcoming by West Academic Publishing, 2015

Do Market Abuse Rules Violate Human Rights? The Grande Stevens v. Italy case, in European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR), 2014

Insider Trading in the United States and in the European Union: A Comparative Analysis, forthcoming in European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), 2014

Do Conservative Justices Favor Wall Street ? Ideology and the Supreme Court’s Securities Regulation Decisions, forthcoming in Florida Law Review, 2015

Abusi di Mercato, Sanzioni Consob e Diritti Umani: Il Caso Grande Stevens e altri c. Italia, in Rivista delle Società, 2014 (law review article on human rights and insider trading violations, in particular on double jeopardy issues when both civil and criminal penalties can be inflicted)

Issuing New Shares and Preemptive Rights: A Comparative Analysis, in Richmond Global Bus. Law Journal, 2013

The Role of Comparative Law in Shaping Corporate Statutory Reforms, in Duquesne Law Review, 2013 (invited piece)

Il risarcimento dei danni da deliberazione assembleare invalida a favore dei soci non legittimati a impugnare, in Rivista delle società, 2013 (law review article on damages caused by invalid shareholders' meetings resolutions)

Commento all’art. 2445 c.c., in Il codice civile commentato, Milano, Giuffrè (book chapter on reduction of legal capital)

Limitations on the Shareholder’s Right to Transfer Shares (with Corrado Malberti), in M. Siems – D. Cabrelli (editors), Comparative Company Law. A Case-Based Approach, Hart, Oxford, 2013

Like Moths to a Flame? International Securities Litigation after Morrison: Correcting the New Supreme Court “Transactional Test”, Va. J. Int’l L., 2011

Empowering Shareholders in Directors’ Elections: A Revolution in the Making? in European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), 2011

Freeze-outs: Comparative Analysis and Transcontinental Reform Proposals, Va. Int'l L. J., 2010

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

“Takeover Regulation as a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Taking U.K. Rules to Continental Europe,” 1 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 135 (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)
(on the composition of the board of directors and rules to ensure the representation of minority shareholders on the board)