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Francesco Falco

Counsel // Head of Compliance – Italy, Milan

Francesco is Head of Compliance in Italy. His extensive expertise includes anti-corruption and investigations, anti-money laundering, privacy, corporate governance and market abuse regulation.
Francesco Falco


Francesco is Head of Compliance Dept. (Italy) at DWF Milan Office.

Thanks to a deep expertise in civil, commercial and bankruptcy disputes, Francesco assists clients in their compliance matters (anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and internal investigations, compliance with market abuse regulation, data protection), with the added value of a litigation angle.

Francesco was seconded for one year to a US law firm New York office to advance the expertise on anti-corruption, investigations and global compliance (white-collar crime department).

He was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2007. He graduated cum laude from the Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca in Milan in 2004. He also studied at the University of California at San Diego, attending a course on macroeconomics, and, with an Erasmus scholarship, studied at Lund University (Sweden) Faculty of Law, for a semester. From 2004 until 2007 he was an assistant in Business Law on the law faculty of Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.

Francesco is a member of the panel of experts supporting Transparency International Italia - ALAC (Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre).


Francesco Falco was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2007.


"The team leader, Francesco Falco, has the added value of being a proactive, true lawyer with a can-do attitude and an experienced approach to addressing complex matters. He goes beyond standard compliance activities" (Compliance, Legal500).

Clients highlight Francesco Falco as "a reactive and knowledgeable lawyer." He provides particular experience in contentious financial and bankruptcy proceedings" (Dispute Resolution, Chambers and Partners).

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