PWC | Head of Financial Services Regulatory - Legal
Marco leads the PWC UK Regulatory Legal Practice.
Marco advises clients on a wide range of legal topics across all aspects of funds work (UCITS and AIFs) and – more in general – of the financial services industry. His expertise extends across capital raising, Fintech, financial services regulation and assets servicing. Marco is also closely following Brexit and its consequences for the fund and the financial services industry, advising clients on the potential relocation of management services, and other structural changes. More recently Marco has assisted a UK banks and asset manager to analyse, implement and interpret regulatory changes required by MiFID II and SMCR with particular reference to product governance, inducements, outsourcing, responsabilites and financial research.
Marco joined PwC in January 2018 from a leading asset management firm where he was the European Regulatory Counsel. Prior to that Marco worked for various international banks and for an international law firm where he trained and qualified in 2007.
Marco is a solicitor and a barrister, an expert speaker at international roundtables (Brexit and the financial industry) and has been nominated by Legal 500 as one of the rising stars in the legal sector for the year 2017. In 2019 Marco also won the “UK Individual of the Year – Regulatory” award by Legal 500. Marco is also active in the academic world, having been appointed as Honorary Fellow by Cass Business School in London where he teaches Financial Services Law.
In 2018 Marco has been nominated Italian Consul in Liverpool (UK)
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