Marco Padovan

Founder Studio Legale Padovan

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  • Italy

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Construction Law
Foro Buonaparte 54 20121 Milano
Milan Italy

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Marco Padovan was born in Venice on October 6, 1958.

He started his legal career in 1981 and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1983. In 1983 he started working at a major American law firm focusing on international law, financial, commercial law and company law.

He then joined the Legal Department of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. From 1993 until 1995 he represented the European Investment Bank in the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.

From 1995 until 2000 he was Chief Counsel at the EIB first dealing with Italy and then with the 150 non-European countries where EIB is active.

In 2000 he returned to Italy to act as Project Finance Coordinator at a leading American law firm. From September 2001 until December 2002 he was a partner of a prominent Italian law firm.

In December 2002 he founded Studio Legale Padovan. He is a member of the Milan Bar and is also qualified to appear before the higher courts.

Marco specializes in construction law, international trade, export control and international sanctions, M&A, project financing and banking and finance law.

Marco obtained his Law Degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1981. He attended the “Anselmo Anselmi” notarial school in Rome (1983-1984). He is an Alumnus of the Academy of International Law of the Hague and obtained a M.A. in International and Comparative Business Law at the London Guildhall University (1995), where he was awarded the “Mary Oliver Memorial Prize” for excellence in Company Law.

Marco lectures on Construction Law at the Master School of Politecnico di Milano (Master program “Project Management of Civil Structures and Infrastructures”).

He is often invited to speak at public conferences and seminars on export control, international trade and FIDIC contracts.

Marco is a member of the following associations: the “International Bar Association” (IBA), the “American Bar Association” (ABA), the “Italian Chamber of Commerce in Turkey” (Camera di Commercio Italiana in Tuchia), the “Italy-Iran Chamber of Commerce and Industry” (Camera di Commercio e Industria Italo-Iraniana), the “Chambre Française de Commerce et de l’Industrie en Italie”, the “Camera di Commercio Italo-Russa”, of “DRBF” (The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, USA), the “Society of Construction Law” (UK), ISCL (Italian Society of Construction Law), and “Credimpex Italia”. He is founding member and Chairman of “Associazione per il Commercio e la Cooperazione Italo-Turca”, the “Centro Studi Finanza e Politica Multilaterale”, and the “International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies – ICCT”.

He is also a member of the Board of Legal Netlink Alliance and global coordinator of the LNA Construction Law Practice Group.

English, French and Spanish.

Firm Description

Our law firm started out in 2002 with three lawyers, a trainee and a secretary.

We are therefore very proud that we are considered as a top tier law firm within the space of so few years (The Legal 500 EMEA – Leading Firm 2016, Recommended Lawyer 2016).

We have focused on international relations, and have unreservedly advised and assisted both Italian and foreign companies in their ventures both in Italy and abroad.

We specialise in international works agreements and major domestic and foreign infrastructure projects, advising some of the largest Italian and foreign general contractors and the most renowned plant engineers.

We are considered experts in Italy and abroad on international economic sanctions and dual-use goods. Moreover, we continue to practice corporate law, M&A and banking & finance as well as representing our clients in court and arbitral proceedings.

Our lawyers speak many languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German.

Over these years, we have built up a strong professional friendship network with other law firms throughout four continents as well as joining a network of independent law firms, Legal Netlink Alliance – LNA, consisting of over 2000 lawyers in the USA and Europe, and for which we are coordinators for infrastructure law.

It is therefore with greater enthusiasm than when we originally started that we aim to provide our clients with the highest quality of personalised service.

Avv. Marco Padovan