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Lisa Curran

Senior Counsel

Rome

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Lisa Curran

Senior Counsel

Rome

Lisa's practice focuses on banking and capital markets work, with particular emphasis in derivatives, structured finance and regulatory compliance. She acts as counsel to the International Swaps and Derivatives Associations in respect of matters involving Italian law and the Italian derivatives markets (including, but not limited to, issuance of the industry netting and collateral opinions published by ISDA for Italy), and regularly assists foreign and Italian financial institutions in connection with the management of credit and legal risks involved in financial transactions concluded with Italian public and private sector counterparties.

 

She has represented a number of clients in dialogues with the Bank of Italy and CONSOB (Italy’s securities regulator) in connection with issues concerning licensing, conduct of business requirements and application of sanctions. As counsel to ISDA, Lisa has had various interactions with the Bank of Italy in connection with matters relating to implementation of the BRRD, including in relation to resolution stay powers. Lisa's clients have included the World Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has acted as a member of the Council for the Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (IBA), in which capacity she co-chaired compilation of a G20 Survey for the Policy Development Committee of the Basel Committee on Bail-in, and is a former Co-Chair of the IBA's Banking Committee. Lisa has provided expert witness testimony in relation to Italian court cases involving derivatives transactions and has been nominated to the panel of experts of PRIME Finance, a dispute resolution facility based in The Hague.

She is supportive, a problem solver and available at all times for any clarifications needed.” Chambers Global 2018 (Capital Markets: Italy)

Lisa Curran is praised by clients for her knowledge of English law and furthermore for getting to the point quickly and providing reliable advice.” Chambers Global 2017 (Capital Markets: Italy)

News & insights

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

The MiFID Review - a ‘stocktake’ on recent publications impacting wholesale financial markets participants

Over the last two months, the industry have seen a number of proposals from both the European Commission and ESMA in relation to the MiFID Review.

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

MiFID 2.5 (or 3) – What you need to know during 2020

As required by the existing framework, the MiFID II review has begun but what is not clear at this stage is whether it will be a complete re-write or simply MiFID 2.5. 

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Publications: 20 MARCH 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: what should banks and other financial institutions focus on?

The Covid-19  pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge and will affect all walks of life.  The quantum of the impact is hard to determine at this stage although based on preliminary assessment and…

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Brexit day 1 readiness for European banks and investment firms

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2019

Brexit day one readiness for European banks and investment firms: risk, legal and compliance changes for EU firms under EU law

We examine some of the ways in which a hard Brexit will affect the EU legal and regulatory obligations of EU financial services firms facing or using UK clients/counterparties/market infrastructure.

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Office

Rome

Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 284
Rome
00186

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as Solicitor, England and Wales, 1993

Academic

Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, 1986

Published work

  • Lisa has contributed a number of articles and acted as country correspondent for a variety of legal publications, including Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.
  • In November 2010, Lisa coordinated a G20 survey of the legal issues associated with proposed bank "bail-in" measures for submission to the Policy Development Group of the Basel Committee.