Massimo Desiderio


Born in Naples on 29 May 1965

University studies: degree in Law at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Enrolled in the Register of Roma Lawyers

Main Professional Experience

  • from 1993 to 1996 Bank of Italy (Assistant Supervisory Office – Padua)
  • from 1996 to 2000 Lawyer in Bussoletti Nuzzo & Associates
  • from 2000 to 2002 Head of the Legal Department of Assogestioni
  • from 2002 to 2004 Associated partner in the associated Law Firm Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner – Rome office
  • since 2004 Has held various positions – on appointment of the Bank of Italy – as Member of the Supervisory Committee in crisis procedures of Brokerage Companies
  • from 2005 to 2010 Counsel in the Law Firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo & Partners – Rome office – in the Banking and Capital Markets' Departments
  • from 2010 to 2017 Professor of the Advanced Course of Excise and Revenue Police of the “Guardia di Finanza” (police force concerned with fiscal matters), under the course “Financial Market Law 2”
  • from 2011 to 2012 
  • Collaborated with CERIS research – Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth of the National Research Council 
  • from 2011 to 2016 Member of the Examination Commission for the Financial Consultant exam, qualified to work with the Public (Financial Promoter)

Positions Currently Held

In 2011 he created his own independent firm the Desiderio Studio, with prevailing skills in commercial law, with particular regard to matters concerning company law, banking law and financial intermediation, and business contracts and since 2018 he has been a Founder of the Cisternino Desiderio & Partners firm – Professional Association of Lawyers, Tax Consultants and Chartered Accountants

  • since 2017 Director of Unipol Gruppo S.p.A.
Last updated:Mar 15 2021