Carotenuto Studio Legale is an independent law firm with an international vocation, located in Rome. It provides for legal advice, assistance and representation in Court to Italian companies and foreign ones operating in Italy, banks and global financial institutions, investment firms, financial intermediaries, asset management companies and insurance companies, with or without a branch in Italy, on all aspects of EU and Italian law governing their activities.
Our legal advice is business-oriented and provides for innovative solutions and a “tailor-made” service to our Clients, mainly in the following sectors:
- corporate and commercial;
- mergers, acquisitions and other extraordinary transactions;
- banking and finance – regulatory;
Diligence, competence and proactivity are our main distinguished features, coupled with an international outlook, and a recognised quality of the service provided.
Carotenuto Studio Legale was established in 2015 by Giovanni Carotenuto, an Italian lawyer admitted to plead before the Supreme Court of Cassation, with more than twenty-five years of experience in Italy and abroad, gained in international law firms and investment banks. Graduated at the “Federico II” University of Naples and holding a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European law from the University of London (Queen Mary College), Giovanni specialises in corporate/M&A, banking and finance, investment and asset management services regulation, and he is also active in the litigation field (with a particular focus on precautionary, penalty and supervisory proceedings related to the provision of banking, financial and investment services, as well as in relation to appeal proceedings against sanctionary measures). He also deals with compliance matters (such as, among others, administrative liability of entities for criminal offences pursuant to Legislative Decree no. 231/01, anti-money laundering, and personal data protection law). He provides for legal advice and assistance to FinTech intermediaries on their business initiatives, development of new business models, as well as on structuring and offering of products and services. For more than ten years, he has been serving as independent member of the 231 Supervisory Committee of a leading global financial institution’s asset management division operating in Italy. He also teaches banking and financial regulation and FinTech at the Diritto & Impresa postgraduate Master course of 24ORE Business School. Giovanni also devotes part of his time and resources to the promotion of a pro bono culture in Italy, as a promoter and organiser of the Italian Pro Bono Roundtables, as well as co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the association Pro Bono Italia.