Marco Padovan


Marco Padovan was born in Venice on October 6, 1958.
He started his legal career in 1981 and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1983. In 1983 he started working at a major American law firm focusing on international law, commercial law, company law, financial law and tax law.
He then joined the Legal Department of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. From 1993 until 1995 he represented the European Investment Bank in the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London.
From 1995 until 2000 he was Chief Counsel at the EIB first dealing with Italy and then with the 150 non-European countries where EIB is active.
In 2000 he returned to Italy to act as Project Finance Coordinator Group at a leading American law firm. From September 2001 until December 2002 he was a partner of a prominent Italian law firm.
In December 2002 he founded Studio Legale Padovan. He is a member of the Milan Bar and is also qualified to appear before the higher courts.

Marco specializes in construction law, international trade, export control and international sanctions, M&A, project financing and finance law.

Marco obtained his Law Degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1981. He attended the “Anselmo Anselmi” notarial school in Rome (1983-1984); he is an Alumnus of the Academy of International Law of the Hague and obtained a M.A. in International and Comparative Business Law at the London Guildhall University (1995), where he was awarded the “Mary Oliver Memorial Prize” for excellence in Company Law.

Marco lectures on Construction Law at the Master School F.lli Pesenti of Politecnico di Milano (Master program “Project Management of Civil Structures and Infrastructures”).
He is often invited to speak at public conferences and seminars on export control, international trade and FIDIC contracts.

Marco is a member of the following associations: the “International Bar Association” (IBA), the “American Bar Association” (ABA), the “Italian Chamber of Commerce in Turkey” (Camera di Commercio Italiana in Tuchia), the “Italy-Iran Chamber of Commerce and Industry” (Camera di Commercio e Industria Italo-Iraniana), the “Chambre Française de Commerce et de l’Industrie en Italie”, the “Camera di Commercio Italo-Russa”, of “DRBF” (The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, USA), the “Society of Construction Law” (UK), ISCL (Italian Society of Construction Law), and “Credimpex Italia”. He is founding member and Chairman of “Associazione per il Commercio e la Cooperazione Italo-Turca”, the “Centro Studi Finanza e Politica Multilaterale”, and the “International Center for Contemporary Turkish Studies – ICCT”.
He is also a member of the Board of Legal Netlink Alliance and global coordinator of the LNA Construction Law Practice Group.

English, French and Spanish.