Silvio Riolo



Office Milan - Italy

Phone +39 02 32160400



Italian / English

Silvio is highly skilled in advising financial institutions on finance, banking and insurance regulation. He possesses significant expertise in derivatives, in the structuring and implementation of financial transactions as well as in dispute resolution and administrative proceedings before regulatory authorities.

Silvio is a renowned expert in ISDA (for financial derivatives), GMRA (for repo transactions) and GMSLA (for securities lending transactions) documentation. Silvio has also matured significant experience in market abuse matters (including insider trading and market manipulation) and in the regulation of financial instruments (MiFID), including regularly advising on contentious civil and administrative proceedings relating to those fields and on the conduct of internal investigations.

Since 1998 Silvio has advised many leading domestic and international operators on the Italian market on contractual documentation, listing prospectuses and offering circulars in relation to structured finance products such as covered warrants, certificates and retail securities.

“Silvio Riolo assists banks and financial institutions with market abuse claims and the regulation of financial instruments.

Interviewees further highlight his experience in corporate litigation, including shareholders’ disputes.”

Chambers & Partners Global – The Client’s Guide 2020 / Dispute Resolution Italy – Band 5

“Experienced practitioner Silvio Riolo is adept at handling complex financial disputes for high-profile international and domestic clients. His expertise extends to market abuse claims.”

Chambers & Partners Europe – The Client’s Guide 2020 / Dispute Resolution Italy – Band 5

  • Degree in Law (Magna cum Laude) – Università degli Studi di Milano, 1989

Avvocato - Admitted to the Milan Bar (Italy), 1993
2009 Studio Legale Cappelli RCCD, Milan, Founding Partner
1997 – 2009Clifford Chance, Milan
1994 – 1997Studio Legale Grimaldi e Associati in collaborazione con lo Studio Legale Clifford Chance, Roma e Milan
1993Studio Legale Clifford Chance, London
1989 - 1993Studio Legale Professionale De Luca, Milan
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