Marco Zechini

Founding Partner

Marco Zechini is co-founder and partner of Alma.
Marco is specialized in banking, financial regulation and fintech, with twenty years of experience in all regulatory and organizational aspects related to payment and investment services, banking and financial services.
Marco regularly assists banks, financial companies, payment institutions, IMELs, investment companies, asset management companies, SIM and SGR in the authorization procedures (before Bank of Italy and Consob) and in the management of relations with the supervisory authorities.
Marco also advises on the structuring of new services and products and provides legal and regulatory assistance, both on the arranger and originator side, as part of securitization transactions, providing support on administrative sanctions proceedings, ad interim measures and sanctions related to the provisions of banking, financial, investment and insurance services.
Marco is member of the AML committee of AIFI (Associazione Italiana del Private Equity e Venture Capital) and co-founder of Associazione Italiana Istituti di Pagamento e Moneta Elettronica.
Marco is lecturer at Università “La Sapienza” and Università degli Studi Internazionali of Rome.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2021
Alma Società tra Avvocati – Co-founder and Partner
2019 – 2020
MJ Hudson Alma – Co-founder and Partner
2014 – 2019
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe – Partner
2006 – 2014
DLA Piper – Senior Associate/Partner
2003 – 2006
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners – Senior Associate
2003 – 1998
Studio Rizzi – Associate

EDUCATION

1998
Bachelor Degree in Law, University “La Sapienza”, Rome
1999
Ph.D., Financial Markets Law, Economics and Business, University ”La Sapienza”, Rome

MEMBERSHIP / ADVISOR

2009-now
Member of the AML committe of A.I.F.I. (Associazione Italiana del Private Equity e Venture Capital)
2005-now
Member of the board of Associazione Italiana Istituti di Pagamento e Moneta Elettronica
2006-now
Member of the scientific committee of Centro di Ricerca sui Sistemi di Pagamento (C.Ri.S.P.) at
Università degli Studi Internazionali of Rome (UNINT)
2002-2004
Member of Consiglio Didattico e Scientifico of Master “Intermediari, Emittenti e Mercati, Corporate
Governance e Controlli”, at University “La Sapienza”, Rome
1996

Member of Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti elenco pubblicisti

ADMITTED TO BAR

2002   

Italy

LANGUAGES

Italian

English

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