Jeffrey Greenbaum

Jeffrey Greenbaum


Email [email protected]​

Phone +39 06 6758231

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

He is a 'problem solver: he doesn't just highlight issues, he finds ways to solve them.'

Chambers Europe 2019

Jeffrey Greenbaum capitalizes on his international financial regulatory background to assist clients in operating effectively in the evolving European and Italian financial regulatory landscape.

In his practice, Jeffrey Greenbaum interacts daily with financial regulators in developing and interpreting financial regulation. Recognized as a leader in European and Italian financial regulation, Jeffrey Greenbaum provides assistance across the broad spectrum of financial regulations including the areas of mutual funds, payment services, investment services, banking regulation and insurance.

With his 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, 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. Jeffrey is qualified in Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. 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.

Awards and recognitions


Global Leader, Recommended, Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal


National Leader, Recommended, Italy - Insurance & Reinsurance
Who's Who Legal


Banking & Finance (Italy) Foreign expert for USA
Chambers Global


Banking & Finance (Italy) Foreign expert for UK
Chambers Global


Banking & Finance: Financial Service Regulation (Italy)
Chambers Global


Compliance, Italy, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking and finance: Bank regulatory, Italy, Leading Individuals
Legal 500 EMEA


Banking and finance: Bank regulatory, Italy, Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Leading individual
Who's Who Legal


Band 1: Banking and Finance


Tier 2 for Banking and Finance: Regulatory
Legal 500 EMEA


Band 2 for Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation
Chambers Global & Chambers Europe


Band 3: Compliance
Chambers Europe

Jeffrey Greenbaum is ranked as recommended lawyer
Chambers and IFLR.


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

Education and admissions


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


Bretton Woods Committee

Bar admissions and qualifications



Solicitor, England and Wales

Related knowledge


Representative experience

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

Assisting FMS Wertmanagement on the Italian financial institutions aspects of the transfer (and on-going management) of risk assets and non-strategic business units from a real estate group.

Advising 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.

Advising Amundi IS, a French company (joint asset management company Crédit Agricole/Société Generale), with its initial listing of Amundi ETFs on the Italian stock exchange.

Advising a payment service provider in liaising with European authorities on Payment Services Directive II.

Analysis of the payment services legal framework, including the new payment services introduced under the PSD2, with specific reference to the account information service.

Advising an international company in relation to an innovative mobile payment solution allowing users to pay using their smartphones and watches.

Assistance concerning the Italian financial regulatory aspects relating to the transfer of the Italian portfolio of assets, including derivatives and financing agreements.

Assisting the banking resolution authority of the Eurozone with respect to the two Italian banks: Banca Popolare di Vicenza S.p.A. and Veneto Banca S.p.A.

Assisting major money transfer provider in redefining its organisational, compliance structures given the PSD and with regulators abrogating tax on non-EU money transfers.

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