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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

Professor Ventoruzzo is a full professor of corporate law and financial markets regulation at Bocconi University, where he is also the Director of the Head of  the Department of Legal Studies and has been the Coordinator of the PhD in Business Law. For approximately ten years he has been, in the past, a full professor of law at Penn State Law School in the US,, with a dual appointment at Bocconi. In the past, Professor Ventoruzzo has directed the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg on Financial Markets Regulation, and he has remained a Scientific Member of the Institute.

His primary academic interests are in the areas of corporate governance, corporate finance, and securities regulation, with an international and comparative perspective. He is an editor of several academic journals in these fields, including European Company and Financial Law Review (ECFR), the Journal of Financial Regulation (Oxford University Press), and the Italian journals Rivista delle società and Banca Impresa Società. Professor Ventoruzzo has taught and lectured at several law schools and universities around the world, from the Tokyo University (Japan) to ESADE (Spain), from the University of Luxembourg to Fudan University (Shanghai, China), from Tel Aviv University Law School (Israel) to the National Law School (Bangalore, India).


Professor Ventoruzzo has published extensively both in Europe and in the USA, more recently co-authoring one of the few casebooks on comparative corporate law (Comparative Corporate Law, West, 2015), and regularly consults private and public entities on regulatory issues, including, in the past, the Italian Stock Exchange for the revision of the Corporate Governance Code for Listed Corporations. He is an attorney and has served or serves on the board of several financial institutions, and is the Chairman of Assosim, the Italian Association of Financial Intermediaries and Markets. 

Research Interests

Company law, Securities regulation, Comparative corporate law

Working Papers


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