• Biography

    Giorgio Bovenzi is a finance and restructuring lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in credit, banking, regulatory, derivatives and insolvency law in multiple jurisdictions around the world. During the past 15 years, leveraging complementary experience in multi-jurisdictional credit and regulatory risk management as well as cross-border and international insolvency, Giorgio's practice has focused on advising global financial institutions and companies in their cross-border financial transactions, the evaluation of their exposure to cross-border risk, and the appropriate risk mitigation techniques.

    Giorgio applies his global credit risk management experience to the daily analysis of credit, insolvency, and regulatory risk in multiple jurisdictions around the world. Working closely with several global bank clients, Giorgio assists them in the cross-border structuring of their financial products for the global markets (e.g., prime brokerage, derivatives, securities lending, repos, asset custody) and in the evaluation of the credit risk represented by the specific product and/or the bank's counterparty. In these bank circles, he is well known for his familiarity with credit risk mitigation techniques (e.g., collateralization and setoff/netting) and the insolvency laws of a large number of foreign jurisdictions, as well as for his long-standing work relationships with country counsel from more than 90 jurisdictions worldwide.

    Giorgio has been recognized by the major legal directories (e.g., Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2017 and The Legal 500, Legalease, 2017). The Legal 500 reports that clients view Giorgio as "top-notch," providing "a 'very impressive service' to clients seeking guidance on the regulatory issues impacting financing institutions in the context of cross-border insolvency and global credit risk." Giorgio is also described as "'thoughtful and solutions-oriented,’ …'aware of the regulatory developments in the market'" and "unique in his 'understanding of the regulatory and risk management concerns of banks and ability to produce multi-jurisdictional solutions.'"

    Additionally, Giorgio represents global financial institutions and multi-national debtors in complex U.S. and non-U.S. plenary and ancillary insolvency matters, and in multi-jurisdictional out-of-court restructurings where a hands-on understanding of the enforceability of foreign collateral and key aspects of local insolvency proceedings is critical.

    Professional Recognition

    • Noted Practitioner for Financial Services Regulation: Banking (Compliance) by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2017-2018
    • Nationally recommended for Financial Services Regulation by The Legal 500, Legalease, 2017-2018
  • Education and Clerkships

    • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1995
    • J.D. Equivalent, University of Naples Federico II School of Law, 1988
      • U.S. Court of International Trade (Hon. Donald C. Pogue), 1995-1996
  • Admissions

    • New York, 1996
    • Italy, 1991
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Languages

    • Italian