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Jeffrey Greenbaum


Jeffrey Greenbaum
English, Italian
Practice Group

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.

'The main strength of the firm is that it doesn't just think what the requirements are now or in one year's time but it rather thinks 2 or 4 years ahead, what challenges may come forward and how best the company should prepare itself.'

Chambers Europe 2017

Representative experience

Assisting a major financial institution with respect to regulatory issues arising from acquisition of credit card business of primary investment bank.

Assisting German Financial Market Stabilization 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 Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and negotiations with representatives of the Bank of Italy, Italian Ministry of Finance, European Council and European Commission.

Assisting a major money transfer provider in redefining its organisational, operative and compliance structures of the company entities in light of the PSD. Assisting in dialogue with regulators abrogating tax on non-EU money transfers.

Representing the largest online, payment system in its on-going relationship with the Italian authorities in the context of changing payment service, financial intermediary and anti-money-laundering legislation.

Advising Amundi IS, a French company belonging to Amundi (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.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., La Sapienza Law School, Rome, 1996
  • LLM, international, comparative and European law, European University Institute, Florence, 1985
  • J.D. cum laude, University of Michigan, 1984
  • A.B. magna cum laude, Hons Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University, 1981


Jeffrey Greenbaum is ranked as recommended lawyer

Chambers and IFLR.


Top Legal has ranked him in band 1 for his practice in Banking Regulatory issues.


Qualified in Italy, the USA and the UK, Jeffrey Greenbaum can handle deals governed by the laws of all three jurisdictions. Clients appreciate his 'focused and good-humoured approach,' and his ability to 'find the most appropriate and fair solution for th

Chambers Global


Jeffrey Greenbaum is ‘one of the best lawyers in Rome for financial services and asset management issues’.

Legal 500 EMEA


Chambers Europe: Clients appreciate Jeffrey Greenbaum's 'highly strategic' advice.

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