Romeo focuses on financial markets, where he has extensive knowledge of investment services, financial instruments, structured products and derivatives, asset management, investment funds and market regulation.
Romeo is the leading partner of our Italian financial services regulatory team and the head of our Financial Markets group in Milan. He regularly provides advice in relation to cross-border regulatory projects, including passporting procedures and the obtaining of the required local licences from relevant regulators. A key part of this process is ensuring that applicable EU legislation (including MiFID and EMIR) is adequately reflected in the operations of domestic and international financial institutions operating in Italy.
In the context of his area of expertise, Romeo also works for listed companies in relation to stock exchange regulatory issues and related corporate matters.
He is a regular speaker at seminars and is the author of several articles on topics related to financial services, structured products, asset management, investment funds and market regulation. Romeo is mentioned in all major legal directories as a financial services, funds and regulatory expert.
Romeo was named "Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year" at the TopLegal Awards 2018.
Romeo joined us in 2002. He is also Strategy Director of the Italian association Select Milano, whose main objective is to identify and pursue opportunities arising from Brexit.