Raffaele G. Rizzi is a co-founder of RDR law firm. Raffaele is qualified to practice in Italy, New York, England & Wales.
Raffaele’s practice concentrates in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, finance and securities matters. Raffaele has advised purchasers and sellers in a wide variety of transactions, including private acquistions and divestitures, cross-border joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Raffaele also advises on a full range of corporate governance matters, including compliance with Italian corporate governance provisions and Consob/Bank of Italy regulations. Before founding RDR, Raffaele was Group General Counsel of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, managing 100 lawyers throughout the Group. Previously he was head of the Italian legal department at Credit Suisse and a partner of the law firm Baker & McKenzie.
Raffaele graduated summa cum laude from Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome (LUISS) and earned his LLM from George Washington University. In November 2011 Raffaele was awarded Best Banking Lawyer of the Year by Top Legal. He was also placed in the Top 10 Most Innovative Legal Teams in Europe by the Financial Times in 2010.
Raffaele has been a member on different Boards of Directors within the Monte dei Paschi Group, a member of the joint venture committee between Banca Monte dei Paschi and AXA, and President of the Board of Directors of Fabrica Sgr (one of the major real estate asset management companies). He is the author of several articles on specialised international law reviews, he has been a speaker in several Italian and international conferences.