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Luca Benvenuto


Luca Benvenuto is Partner at Alma LED and coordinates Banking & Financial Regulation Team at Rome office.

Luca is specialized in providing assistance to banks, investment and asset management companies, Italian and EU payment and e-money institutions, with focus on regulatory aspects with Banca d’Italia, CONSOB and EBA, including aspects concerning structuring of fintech products, payment industry’s ICT risks, development of distribution networks, banking transparency and anti-money laundering.

On a continuous basis, Luca assists intermediaries both on constitution procedures before the supervisory authorities and in the identification and fulfilment of regulatory obligations, providing support to legal departments but also to second-level control functions.

Luca has a significant experience in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, with particular reference to outsourcing agreements of operational and important functions, pursuant to both domestic and international provisions, as well as in the preparation of legal opinions and defensive writings for corporate representatives of the intermediaries in sanctioning procedures by supervisory authorities.
Luca lectures in conferences on regulatory and anti-money laundering issues.

Via Piemonte, 62 – 00187 Rome
2023-today Alma LED – Partner
2019-2023 Alma Società tra Avvocati – Senior Associate / Partner
2014-2019 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP – Senior Associate
2007-2014 DLA Piper – Associate
2003 Degree in Law, magna cum laude, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome
2011 Admitted to the Italian Bar
2011 Secondment for 6 months at Barclays Bank PLC – Milan branch, legal department
2019 Secondment at American Express Italia S.r.l. – legal department (part time assistance for special projects)

Italian, English

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