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Luca Lo Po

Partner // Head of Financial Services and Capital Markets (Italy), Milan

Luca is a partner and the Head of the Financial Services and Capital Markets Department at the Milan Office in Italy. Luca is widely regarded in Italy as a specialist in financial and banking regulation as well as capital markets and listed companies' compliance. 
Luca Lo Pò | Partner | Milan | DWF


Before joining the firm, Luca has worked for the Listed Companies Supervision Division at the Italian Stock Exchange and for leading Italian and international law firms in London and Milan.

Luca has a top-notch expertise in industrial M&A and private equity transactions with a specific focus on public M&A deals and acquisitions of, or by, listed companies or other regulated financial intermediaries. In this area of practice, Luca assists both Italian and international players either buy or sell-side.

Luca assists banks, fund managers, investment firms and other financial institutions in a variety of financial services issues, including, MiFID, AIFMD, UCITS, Market Abuse, Short Selling, Insurance Regulations and crowdfunding as well as peer-to-peer lending.

The capital markets experience covers equity transactions (such as IPOs and rights issues), debt offerings (including structured products and hybrid instruments) and takeovers.

Luca has been awarded an LL.M. in European Banking Law and Financial Regulation at the London School of Economics & Political Science and he is author of several publications on financial regulation and company law.

He is regularly invited as speaker at seminars and conferences and Luca has served as contract professor of financial regulation at Bocconi University in Milan.


  • Italian Bar


Luca has been described by the industry ranking guide Who’s Who Legal 2018 and 2019 as “a top name in Italy and has an encyclopaedic knowledge of European and Italian regulation through which he is able to provide rapid, accurate assessments of a situation combined with pragmatic advice”. Luca is also praised for his work on corporate private debt, with commentators calling him “intelligent, flexible and focused”.

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