Federico Vezzani

Title: Partner
Office: Milan
Languages: English, Italian

Federico Vezzani focuses on banking and insurance regulation, advising Italian and foreign banks, insurance companies, financial intermediaries, securities firms, asset management companies and payment institutions on a wide range of aspects, including the organisation of regulated entities (corporate governance and prudential issues) and the exercise of reserved activities.

Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience in regulatory and prudential supervisory matters, including the establishment of supervised entities, initiation of new operations, outsourcing of essential functions, capital strengthening transactions through the issuance of equity, hybrid, subordinated and convertible instruments, liability management transactions, such as offers to purchase or exchange liabilities, and debt raising activities, through stand-alone issues or from domestic or international programs.

His experience also includes the supervision of extraordinary transactions carried out by listed issuers, the listing of warrants and convertible bonds, and the supervision of governance models adopted by listed issuers.

Federico is recognized as an expert in financial regulatory services in Italy by international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA. In particular, Federico is mentioned by Chambers & Partners as follows: “Federico Vezzani has good expertise, is easy to talk to and can explain complex matters in a simple and straightforward way” (2024), “[He] has a deep knowledge of the Italian banking and financial services regulation, able to manage complex problems and find pragmatic solutions” (2023), “Federico is the person you want at your side to build a strong view on legal matters and provide support to find the most adequate solution” (2023) and “Federico’s preparation for different projects is always extensive. His contribution is significant and valuable” (2023). The Legal 500 has recognised him as a leading individual in the Banking and Finance: Bank Regulatory. He is mentioned as follows: “Federico Vezzani is really outstanding in this field, both for the knowledge and experience he has obtained over the years, and for his ability to manage the team and different practices involved efficiently” (2023).