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Dario Latella is of counsel to Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato. He is member of the corporate and M&A department, where his practice focuses on Corporate Law, Regulatory and Internal Controls in listed Companies, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Law.
Since 2007, he has been Professor of Business Law at the University of Naples and, currently also, of Messina, where he teaches European and Italian Company Law. He is Visiting Professor in many high ranked Universities all over the world, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, East Washington, Madrid, Cadiz, Warsaw, “Luigi Bocconi”, and is a member of the editorial board of several referred national and international law journals.
He advises national and international corporations on corporate and restructuring matters, restructuring and winding-up procedures, IPOs, shareholders' agreements, corporate governance and corporate litigation. He is experienced in advising state-owned corporations on issues triggered by the sc “Madìa Law n. 175/2016.” He assists corporations before the Italian Judicial lower (since 1997) and higher Courts (since 2010), as he is a member of the Italian Bar.
Dario has a long track record in contractual claims, corporate litigation, managers’ liability, shareholders’ decisions, minority shareholders’ protection, professional liability and tort, financial statements and balance sheet policies.
Moreover, he assists corporations in improving “231 Models”, internal procedures of governance, internal audit, related parties transactions, remuneration policies and IAS-IFRS rules, and he is part of several boards as president of internal committees and/or independent director.
Dario is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has written extensively on topics within his areas of practice: his books on Shareholders’ Derivative Litigation (Giappichelli, 2007) and The Internal Control System in Company Law (Giappichelli, 2018) are the sole legal monographs on these topics.
Dario is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute and is currently visiting Durham Law School as Professor of European Company Law (2019).
He speaks English, Spanish and German, in addition to his native Italian.

  • Advising on the IAS policy of one of the global leaders in the production of motorcycles.
  • Assisting on the “231 Models” policy of one of the most important European leaders in the steel sector.
  • Assisting one of the most important and innovative world groups in the industrial boilers and radiators sector.
  • Assisting the Economy Secretary of the Vatican Holy Seat in improving internal purchase procedures.
  • Advising an important UK fund on its compliance with the Financial Conduct Authority - London.
  • Assisting the most important publishing group in southern Italy in the acquisition of several Italian companies in the publishing industry.
  • Leading the remuneration committee, the internal control committee and the related parties transaction committee of one of the oldest Italian listed companies.

 

Internal Controls in Company law

April 10, 2019
Dario Latella spoke at the Milan Notary Committee, (Milan), on "Internal Controls in Company law".

Internal Controls in European Company Law

May 17, 2019
Dario Latella will lecture at the University of Madrid CEU S. Pablo, on "Internal Controls in European Company Law".

The New Italian Insolvency Code

April 5, 2019
Dario Latella spoke at the OCI and Accounting National Committee (Ancona) on "The New Italian Insolvency Code".

Winding-up Procedures

March 22, 2019
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Pisa, on Winding-up procedures.

European Company Law

March 14, 2019
Dario Latella lectured on European Company Law at the University of Durham (UK).

The New Italian Insolvency Code

March 8, 2019
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Salerno, on "The new Italian Insolvency Code".

The 2019 Master on Bankruptcy Law: The New Italian Insolvency Code

January 25, 2019
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Pisa, on "The Introduction to the 2019 Master on Bankruptcy Law: The New Italian Insolvency Code".

The Evolution of European and North American Corporate Law

June 29, 2018
Dario Latella spoke at the Notary National Meeting in Capri, on "The Evolution of European and North American Corporate Law: the Role of the Notary.

Enforce Minority Protection in Company Law

May 24, 2018
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Pisa, on "Enforce Minority Protection in Company Law: from Shareholders’ Rights to Shareholder’s Value".

Internal Controls in Stock Companies

May 25, 2017
Dario Latella lectured at “Luigi Bocconi” University, on Internal Controls in Stock Companies, between Fragmented Regulations and Legal Framework.

Social Responsible Investment via Benefit Corporation

May 3, 2017
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Pisa, on "Social Responsible Investment via Benefit Corporation: the Role of the Board".

The "COMI" Concept in the Revision of the European Insolvency Regulation

November 16, 2016
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Cambridge, on 'The "COMI" Concept in the Revision of the European Insolvency Regulation'.

The Reform of Companies Partially Held by the State

May 19, 2016
Dario Latella lectured at the University of Messina, on "The Reform of Companies Partially Held by the State: Organization of the Corporate Enterprise and Management Liability".

The European Banking Law System

July 27, 2015
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar "The European Banking Law System", Spokane (WA - USA).

El sistema bancario y bursatil europeo

June 27, 2015
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar "El sistema bancario y bursatil europeo", Cadiz (Spain).

El Govierno Societario

June 20, 2015
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar "El govierno societario", Cadiz (Spain).

European Company Law

June 17, 2014
Dario Latella spoke at the Seminar on European Company Law at the Oxford University.

8th European Company and Financial Law Review Symposium

September 27, 2013
Dario Latella was a keynote speaker at Luigi Bocconi University,  8th European Company and Financial Law Review Symposium, with a speech on "The ‘COMI’ Concept in the Revision of the European Insolvency Regulation".

Companies Partially Owned by the State between EC Law and Domestic Regulations

June 12, 2010
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on Competition, Services, Works Contracts between Domestic and EC Regulations. Cases and Materials", Naples, Grand Hotel Vesuvio, organized by Fondazione Italiana per il Notariato, by Consiglio Notarile of Naples, speech on "Companies Partially Owned by the State between EC Law and Domestic Regulations".

Removing Directors in Limited Liability Companies

November 27, 2009
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "Removing Directors in Limited Liability Companies (Srl’s). Elements of Comparative Law and EC Law", Messina, Main Hall of the Court of Appeals, Organized by Consiglio dell'Ordine degli Avvocati di Messina.

The Negotiating Activity of Foreign EC-Nationals

September 26, 2009
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "The Negotiating Activity of Foreign EC-Nationals: Cases and Materials”, Verona, Boscolo Hotel Leon D’Oro, organized by Fondazione Italiana per il Notariato, by Comitato Interregionale dei Consigli Notarili delle Tre Venezie and by Consiglio Notarile di Verona, speech on "The Bankruptcy of EC-Based Companies: Regulation No. 1346/2000".

Companies Partially Owned by the State

April 17, 2009
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "Companies Partially Owned by the State", Palermo University – Economics Department, organized by the Doctoral Program in Business Law.

Cross Border Insolvency

March 28, 2009
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "Cases and Materials of EC law of Interest for Notaries: Corporations", Milan, Unione Commercio e Turismo, organized by Fondazione Italiana per il Notariato, speech on "Cross Border Insolvency".

Shareholder Suits

October 10, 2008
Dario Latella spoke at the III ECFR Symposium on "Shareholder Suits", Vienna, Main Hall of the Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG, organized by European Company and Financial Law Review, speech on "Cross border Shareholder Suits and the Implications of the EC Shareholders‚ Rights Directive on Shareholder Suits".

Assignment of Actions for Liability against Corporate Bodies

May 10, 2008
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "Assignment of Revocatory Actions, Actions pertaining to the Mass and Contended Rights: towards the Creation of a New Market", Taormina, S. Domenico Palace Hotel, organized by the University of Messina – Department of Private Law and Theory of Law, speech on "Assignment of Actions for Liability against Corporate Bodies".

Company Bankruptcy and Exercising Actions for Liability

February 16, 2008
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "Company Bankruptcy and Exercising Actions for Liability", Messina, ATM Auditorium, organized by Centro Studi di Diritto dell'Impresa e delle Procedure concorsuali.

Expected Changes in Legislation: Transposing the MIFID Directive

May 11, 2007
Dario Latella spoke at the seminar on "Liability in placing and managing financial products and instruments", Messina, Main Hall, Court of Appeals, organized by Centro Studi di Diritto dell'Impresa e delle Procedure concorsuali, speech on "Expected Changes in Legislation: Transposing the MIFID Directive".

Crises in Corporate Groups in the New Italian Insolvency Code

March 6, 2019
Dario Latella wrote an article entitled: "Crises in Corporate Groups in the New Italian Insolvency Code", in Commentario al nuovo Codice della Crisi e dell’Insolvenza, Zanichelli, Bologna (forthcoming).

The Legal System of Internal Controls in European Company Law

March 6, 2018
Dario Latella wrote a book entitled: "The Legal System of Internal Controls in European Company Law", Giappichelli, Torino (forthcoming).

Information Rights in Listed Companies

March 6, 2016
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "Information Rights in Listed Companies", in Treatise of Company Law, directed by Prof. Pietro Abbadessa and Prof. Giuseppe B. Portale (forthcoming)

The "COMI" Concept

May 25, 2015
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: The "COMI" Concept in the Revision of the European Insolvency Regulation, in European Company and Financial Law Review (ISSN: 1613-2548), p. 479- 495. Vol. 11

The Reform of European Insolvency Regulation

March 6, 2015
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: The Reform of European Insolvency Regulation (EIR-R), in Giurisprudenza commerciale, Giuffrè, Milano, vol. IV.

Assignments

March 22, 2014
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "Assignments" in Il Diritto fallimentare e delle società commerciali, Padova, Cedam, n. 1, 2014, pp. 24-62.

Corporate Disclosures and Protection of Minority Shareholders in Public Companies

March 6, 2014
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "Corporate Disclosures and Protection of Minority Shareholders in Public Companies", in Società, banche e crisi d’impresa. Liber Amicorum Pietro Abbadessa, Torino, UTET, 2014, pp. 775-818.

The Shareholder Derivative Suits

March 6, 2010
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "The Shareholder Derivative Suits: Disfunction and Remedies against a "Paradoxical" Inactivity", in Corporate Ownership & Control, “Virtus Interpress”, Sumy - Ukraine; - available Social Science Research Network: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1634961.

Shareholder Derivative Suits: Comparative Analysis

March 6, 2009
Dario Latella wrote an article entitled: "Shareholder Derivative Suits: a Comparative Analysis and the Implications of the European Shareholders’ Rights Directive", in EUROPEAN COMPANY AND FINANCIAL LAW REVIEW, N. 2-3 (VI), 2009, PP. 307-323; - available Social Science Research Network: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1614931.

Company Bankruptcy in the Reform of Insolvency Law

February 16, 2008
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "Company Bankruptcy in the Reform of Insolvency Law". The New, Reformed Insolvency Law. (waiting for publishing due to legislative reform).

Action for Company Liability by Minority Shareholders

November 6, 2007
Dario Latella wrote a book entitled: "Action for Company Liability by Minority Shareholders". (pp. XVII-424). ISBN: 9-788834-877517. TORINO: GIAPPICHELLI (ITALY).

Comment on Articles 194, 195, 196, 197, 198 and 199 of the Bankruptcy Act

October 10, 2007
Dario Latella wrote a comment on articles 194, 195, 196, 197, 198 and 199 of the Bankruptcy Act. In: JORIO ALBERTO E FABIANI MASSIMO. IL NUOVO DIRITTO FALLIMENTARE. (vol. II, pp. 2616-2643). ISBN: 978-88- 08-20120-1. Bologna: Zanichelli (Italy).

Comment on Articles 204, 205 and 206 of the Bankruptcy Act

September 9, 2007
Dario Latella wrote a comment on articles 204, 205 and 206 of the Bankruptcy Act. In: Jorio Alberto e Fabiani Massimo. Il Nuovo Diritto Fallimentare. (vol. II, pp. 2669-2673). ISBN: 978-88-08-20120- 1. Bologna: Zanichelli (Italy).

Equity Warrant and General Rules on Contracts

August 6, 2007
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "Equity Warrant and General Rules on Contracts: Issues on Termination for Non-Performance", note to Court of Ivrea, 1 September 2005. BANCA BORSA E TITOLI DI CREDITO. vol. II, pp. 365-394 ISSN: 0390-9522.

Limitations on Objective Liability of Financial Intermediaries

May 11, 2007
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: Limitations on Objective Liability of Financial Intermediaries. Liability in Placing and Managing Financial Products and Instruments and the MIFID European Directive. Messina, 11 May 2007. (pp. 1-10, waiting for publishing).

Shareholder Derivative Action in Europe

March 25, 2007
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "Shareholder Derivative Action in Europe: Monitoring the Management for Breach of Fiduciary Duty. Searching for New Models in the Economic Analysis of Law". TAORMINA (ITALY). March 25-27, 2007. (pp. 1-10, waiting for publishing); - available Social Science Research Network: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1615342.

Investment Securities - Uniform Commercial Code

March 6, 2004
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "El sistema estatounidense de circulaciòn de las investment securities en la disciplina del artìculo 8 del uniform commercial code", in Revista de derecho bancario y bursátil, ISSN 0211-6138, Año nº 23, Nº 94, 2004, 43-86.

General Powers of Attorney

March 6, 2000
Dario Latella wrote a paper entitled: "General powers of attorney granted to third parties by members of the board of directors of corporations: conditions and admissibility restrictions", in Giurisprudenza commerciale, Giuffrè-Milano, 2000, 124 ff.

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