Jeffrey Greenbaum | Rome | Hogan Lovells

Jeffrey Greenbaum

Partner Global Regulatory


English, Italian

Greenbaum Jeffrey

Jeffrey Greenbaum
Greenbaum Jeffrey
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"Jeffrey Greenbaum is highly regarded for his skills in client relations, framing of thematic problems, and co-ordination of the teams and colleagues involved."

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Recognized as a leader in European and Italian financial regulation, Jeffrey Greenbaum provides assistance on a broad spectrum of financial regulations including the areas of fintech, digital assets, AML, payment services, investment services, investment funds, banking regulation and insurance.

Head of the Financial Services Regulatory practice in Italy, Jeffrey capitalizes on his international financial regulatory background to assist clients in operating effectively in the evolving European and Italian financial regulatory landscape.

Jeffrey interacts daily with financial regulators in developing and interpreting financial regulation.

With his real-world experience in the area and his understanding of the whys and wherefores of international financial regulatory developments, Jeffrey proactively guides his clients before new regulations enter into effect. 

He makes sure that the voice of his clients is heard in developing legislation. And, when necessary, helps clients effectively deal with regulations that may be challenging for them. Jeffrey works for his clients with regulators at the pre-legislation phase, consultation phase and upon implementation, and has also successfully represented clients in modifying problematic provisions of existing legislation. 

Given his standing in the industry, Jeffrey has been able to offer roundtables for his clients with representatives of all the major financial regulators in Italy. He participated as an invited guest of the European Commission in its private placement workshops in Brussels. 

He clerked for the President of the Italian Constitutional Court from 1985 to 1987 and has occupied the most important positions – including Chairman – in the International Financial Services and Products Committee within the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Jeffrey is constantly listed in top-tier rankings of prominent legal directories, such as Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

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"Jeffrey Greenbaum is highly regarded for his skills in client relations, framing of thematic problems, and co-ordination of the teams and colleagues involved."

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Representative experience

Assistance to Paysafe Payment Solutions Limited in the registration procedure with Organismo Agenti e Mediatori (OAM) in Italy as virtual assets service provider (VASP)

Assistance to a leading digital bank operating in Italy through a branch in relation to a Bank of Italy sanctioning procedure for AML violations

Assistance to a leading Luxembourg credit institution in various e-money and payment services regulatory aspects and in regulatory issues related to the offering of consumer credit in Italy

Assistance to MFS Investment Management Company (Lux) S.à r.l. in the marketing in Italy of more than 300 share classes of the MFS meridian Funds – a Luxembourg SICAV

Assistance to Barclays with respect to regulatory issues arising from acquisition of credit card business of primary investment bank

Assistance to a EU e-money institution providing innovative e-money and payment services through a mobile app

Assistance to leading custodian banks and prime brokers on the AIFMD and negotiations with representatives of the Bank of Italy, Italian Ministry of Finance, European Council and European Commission

Representing the largest online payment system in its relationship with the Italian authorities on changing payment service, financial intermediary and AML legislation


Assistance to a UK bank in the regulatory aspects related to its authorisation by the Bank of Italy as a third country branch. This was the first Brexit TCB authorisation issued by the Bank of Italy.

Assistance to DeA Capital Real Estate SGR in the regulatory and compliance issues related to operating activities


  • J.D., La Sapienza Law School, Rome, 1996
  • LLM, international, comparative and European law, European University Institute, Florence, 1985
  • J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude, 1984
  • A.B. magna cum laude, Hons Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1981
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Pennsylvania
  • Italy
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Bretton Woods Committee


Band 2 in B&F: Financial Service Regulation

Chambers Global

Band 2 in Fintech

Chambers Europe

Band 3 in Compliance

Chambers Europe

Hall of Fame, B&F: Bank Regulatory

The Legal 500 EMEA

Leading Individual, Investment Funds

The Legal 500 EMEA

Band 2 in B&F: Regolamentazione bancaria

TopLegal Review

Jeffrey Greenbaum's team won the Fintech team of the year and the Legalcommunity Awards