Degree in Business Economics (with honours)
from Università Luigi Bocconi, Milan, best-graduate award for 1995/1996
Post-graduate course “Giuristi di impresa” (in-house legal counsel) in 1996/1997
Registered with the Register of Chartered Accountants in 2000
Arbitrator at CONSOB’s Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration
Areas of expertise
Corporate and commercial
Mergers and acquisitions
One of the founding partners and Partner of FIVELEX Studio Legale, Edoardo Guffanti began practicing in 1996 and co-founded Annunziata e Associati, where he was stayed until the foundation of FIVELEX Studio Legale. He was a lecturer at Università Bocconi’s Master Course in Business Administration for 8 eight years and is the author of several legal publications.
He has developed considerable experience in providing non-contentious assistance to banks, SIMs (securities brokerage companies), SGRs (asset management companies and insurance companies). Over the years he has dealt with projects involving the incorporation of banking and financial intermediaries, mergers and acquisitions, the structuring of highly-regulated products, invitations to invest in complex financial products and cross-border transactions carried out by Italian and foreign intermediaries. He provides frequent regulatory advice to financial intermediaries and assists corporate officers and intermediaries in the administrative stages of any penalty proceedings initiated by the Supervisory authorities. He has often been appointed as an expert advisor in banking and finance litigation proceedings.
His corporate offices include the following: Chairman of Zenit SGR, Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Hedge Invest SGR, Chairman of Banca Privata Leasing S.p.A, Chairman of Consultinvest Partecipazioni S.p.A., Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of ALP.I S.p.A. (SPAC). He is a member of ASSOSIM’s Collegio dei probiviri (ethics and disciplinary committee) and the former Chairman of the “Banks, financial intermediaries and insurance committee” of the Milan Order of Chartered Accountants, and arbitrator at CONSOB’s Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration.