Roberto Pisano

Milan

Italy

Roberto Pisano is the founder and managing partner of Studio Legale Pisano, an Italian boutique firm which specialises in all areas of white-collar crime, with an emphasis on transnational investigations and related aspects of mutual legal assistance and extradition.

In the course of his practice, Mr. Pisano has successfully represented prominent individuals and entities in high-profile Italian criminal proceedings, including: various cases of corruption involving international corporations and their top officials (with multiple investigations in the US, the UK, etc.); various cases of extradition, including the recent FIFA investigation by the US authorities and representation of foreign states; three cases alleging international tax fraud involving the former Italian Prime Minister; a case involving a claim for restitution of antiquities by the Italian Ministry of Culture against a prominent US museum; a case involving a major US bank in the bankruptcy of the Parmalat group; various appeals in foreign jurisdictions (e.g., the US, Hong Kong, Switzerland, etc.) against search and seizure and freezing of assets relating to Italian mutual legal assistance requests; and internal investigations for foreign multinationals and Italian corporations.  Mr. Pisano also advises and represents foreign governments.

Roberto graduated summa cum laude from the State University of Milan in 1992, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Genoa in 1999.  Between 1993 and 1997, he was a research associate at Bocconi University of Milan where he has worked for many years as a contract professor on business and tax crimes.  Mr. Pisano was co-chair of the business crime committee of the IBA in 2007–2008, and vice-chair of the European Criminal Bar Association in 2008–2009.  He is the author of several publications on the subject of business crime and mutual legal assistance and extradition.