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Massimo Greco



Greco Massimo
Massimo Greco



Massimo is partner of Allen & Overy Italy and head of the Italian Litigation and Arbitration practice. He has more than 30 years' experience of advising on civil, financial and regulatory disputes brought by Italian financial and regulatory authorities and investigations with criminal aspects. He is currently assisting financial institutions on cases brought by Italian local authorities and fines issued by Consob and the Bank of Italy. He has recently advised numerous banks on different claims arising from the Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank derivatives scandal. Massimo also has considerable experience in regulatory arbitration matters (ICC Arbitration, Uncitral Arbitration Rules) particularly in the energy sector.

“Interviewees highlight his client-focused approach and admire his ‘capacity to summarise in a clear and effective way.’” Chambers Europe 2019 (Dispute Resolution: Italy) 

“Massimo Greco – very experienced, pragmatic, great availability, smart.” Legal 500 2020 (Dispute Resolution: Italy) 


News & insights

A modern mirrored building reflecting a cloudy blue sky

Publications: 11 FEBRUARY 2021

Consob sanction proceedings – The Court of Justice on the right to remain silent

Individuals who refuse to provide financial market authorities with answers that may establish their liability and trigger administrative sanctions of criminal nature cannot be punished.

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Ornate architectural columns against a blue sky

Publications: 23 DECEMBER 2020

The conflict between the views of the Italian case law on derivatives in 2020

Serious risks of invalidity, restitution effects and possible defences.

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The Italian Court of Cassation returns on the causal link

Publications: 14 SEPTEMBER 2020

Causal Link: The Italian Court of Cassation returns on the causal link between the failure of the intermediary to fulfil the disclosure obligations and the damages suffered by the investor

With the recent Order of 31 August 2020 n. 18153, the Court of Cassation confirmed its precedents, which impose strict compliance with disclosure obligations by intermediaries for investments occurred…

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Publications: 07 MAY 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus - E-signature: how to cope with lockdown and social distancing in Italy

Enterprises, professionals and individuals have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by devising new systems and procedures that enable them to continue with their business activities while also…

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Admitted as Avvocato, Italy, 1985

Qualified to plead before the Italian Supreme Court, 2005

Exempt European lawyer, England and Wales, 2009


Doctor, Jurisprudence, University of Milan School of Law, 1983