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Valentina Barbanti

PSL Counsel



Valentina Barbanti

PSL Counsel


After practising in the Corporate department of the Rome Office, she earned her LL.M at New York University and worked as an international associate in the New York office of Allen & Overy. In 2004, as a senior associate she structured and implemented the Italian knowledge management project. Appointed as Know-How Manager for Italy in 2007, and then as counsel in 2008, she is the head of the Know-How department in Italy. Valentina has lectured as part of the Executive Master programs of several Italian Universities. She is the author of a number of publications for Italian, European and U.S. legal reviews and contributes to leading Italian newspapers.

News & insights

Person using a loom

Publications: 14 JULY 2021

Law decree no. 99 of 30 June and the freeze on redundancies

An end to the generalised ban and an "extension" until 31 December 2021 for those who use free shock absorbers.

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A large building with a stepped entrance and ornate columns

Publications: 23 APRIL 2021

IRS derivatives: the latest case law of January – March 2021 in Italy

A substantial “draw” between nullity and validity.

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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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London cityscape

Publications: 07 JANUARY 2021

Temporary post-Brexit regime for UK entities operating in Italy

Article 22 of Law Decree No. 183 of 31 December 2020 (the so-called “Milleproroghe Decree”) allows certain regulated firms based in the United Kingdom to continue operating in Italy for six months…

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Allen & Overy Studio Legale Associato
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 284

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Admitted to the Italian Bar, 1997


LLM, New York University School of Law, 2002
Postgraduate, Labour Law, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1997
Degree, Law, University of Rome "La Sapienza", 1994

Published work

Butterworths International Banking and Financial Law

International Financial Law Review - The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Capital Markets Lawyers

Indiana International and Comparative Law Review

La Giurisprudenza Italiana and other major law reviews

Diritto Bancario


Italia Oggi


Il Sole 24 Ore (New York)