Giuseppe Rumi


  • Banking and insurance regulations, with particular focus on:
    • extraordinary operations
    • audits
    • compliance assessments
    • authorisation, inspection and sanction procedures
    • review of prudential supervision, corporate governance and internal organisation policies
    • insolvency proceedings involving supervised undertakings
  • Regulatory aspects of major takeovers, combinations and reorganisation operations in Italy
  • Reform of governance and audit investigations, following the renewal of corporate boards or at the initiative of supervisory authorities
  • Capital restructuring processes and reorganisation of supervised undertakings following implementation of the new European single supervisory mechanism

Giuseppe is in charge of the European Financial Institutions Group of the Best Friends, a group of major experts in financial regulation from all firms of the Best Friends.

Foreign languages: English


  • Member of the Banks Focus Team
  • Member of the Bank Loans Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Compliance & Investigations Focus Team
  • Country partner for Switzerland
  • Made partner in 2007
  • Joined in 2001

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Giuseppe as an expert in Italy in financial regulatory services.


“I’m very impressed with his depth of knowledge of the EU regulations in banking and corporate law.”
(Chambers and Partners)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione)
  • Carabinieri Officers School instructor in criminal law and anti-money laundering practices
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

New interpretation of the tax-free step-up regime for taxpayers in the hotel and spa industry

On last 1st March the Italian Tax Authority changed its prior restrictive guidelines and significantly extended the scope of application of the tax-free step-up regime for hotel assets. Which are the main features of the new interpretation? Is this regime still applicable for taxpayers th …

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Merger reviews in the time of Covid-19: the failing-firm defence

The Covid-19 pandemic and the measures adopted by national authorities to contain it have already caused an economic downturn and put numerous businesses in difficulty. Merger reviews by the Commission and national competition authorities will take these consequences into account, under cert …

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Foreign investment control in Italy: new timeframe and rules

In Italy, the government’s powers to screen investments in strategic sectors take the evocative name of “Golden Power”. Last Wednesday (13 November), the Italian parliament approved the conversion into law of Law Decree 105/2019, which introduces significant changes to Italy’s Golden Po …

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The future is now: technology is reshaping the financial sector

The future is now: fintech, blockchain and smart contracts are not just about digitalisation processes. They are totally reshaping the entire financial sector, and only those quick to adapt will be able to ride the wave of the digital world.

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3 Key decisions of the CJ that define the EU emission trading scheme

The European Court of Justice has recently issued 3 r …

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BonelliErede's international expansion continues with new Frankfurt outpost - 18 May 2018

Following the openings in Cairo and Addis Ababa in 2016 and Dubai in 2017, BonelliErede’s international expansion adds a new milestone in Europe with the opening of an outpost in Frankfurt (home to the ECB and Europe’s leading financial hub) at the offices of the fellow Best Friend …

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