Marco Padovan


Marco Padovan was born in 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 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 construction law (FIDIC contracts), international trade and finance law, export control and international sanctions.

Marco is past-President of the European Association of Export Control Compliance Attorneys (AT+ICA).
He is also a member of the Board of Legal Netlink Alliance and global coordinator of the LNA Construction Law Practice Group.
He is a FIDIC (International Federation of Consulting Engineers) affiliate member.
He is member of ICC Italia’s Executive Board for the three-year period 2019/2021.
He is member of the Board of Credimpex Italia.
Marco is a member of the “International Bar Association” (IBA) and the Construction Law Practice Group and International Trade and Customs Law Committee established within the IBA. He is member of the “Dispute Resolution Board Foundation” (DRBF, USA), of the “Society of Construction Law” (SCL, UK) and of the “Italian Society of Construction Law” (ISCL). He is part of the scientific committee of “AICE” (Associazione Italiana di Ingegneria Economica, the Italian Association for Total Cost Management)”.

English, French and Spanish.