Gianluigi is licensed to practice law both in the United States of America (Washington State) and in the EU (Italy).
He graduated from the University of Bologna School of Law in 2005 and lately obtained two Master of Laws (LLMs): one in Global Business Law from the University of Washington; and one in Information Technology and Law from the Stockholm University.
He was Counselor of the Italian Ministry for the European Affairs, Prof. Paolo Savona, during the XVIII Legislature, with focus on FinTech, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain. Among his duties, he was in charge of drafting the FinTech “sandbox” Law, enacted in 2019.
Before joining Studio Legale Guida, Gianluigi worked at the international law firm Hogan Lovells in the Technology Media and Telecommunication team.
Gianluigi provides legal assistance in favor of startups and multinational corporations operating in the fields of new technologies and gaming, with particular reference to corporate and commercial matters.
Gianluigi speaks Italian, English, and Spanish.
Below are some of the events in which he participated as speaker:
Intersections between FinTech and video games. Use of DLTs in video games: tokenizzation of virtual assets and preliminary legal issues. Blockchain Italia Forum 2020, Milan
Cutting-Edge Games Conference: NFTs and Intellectual Property: are we protecting our rights? CEGC Association.
FinTech in the markets’ experience. Limits and potentialities. CONSOB (Italian Securities and Exchange Commission), Rome
Digital Assets as innovation boost for banking processes. Ambrosetti – The European House, Milan
Regulating blockchain, crypto-currencies and crypto-activities. Assogestioni, Milan
Digital payments and services in the cities of the future. Assolombarda, Milan
FinTech Risk Management. University of Pavia
The role of the Institutions in the development of new technologies. Italia4Blockchain, Milan
Information Technology and law: an easy union? University of Molise, Isernia
Among its published articles there are:
- Fintech, young entrepreneurs, and compliance. The jungle of the laws. Il Sole 24 Ore, Econopoly
- FinTech Sandbox: First remarks on the sandbox technical rules. Agenda Digitale
- Artificial Intelligence and law. Liability upon whom? Data Manager
- Startup and developers. What to look for to be in compliance. Il Quotidiano del Molise