In the judiciary from 1964 to 1968, since 1972 he has been a university professor and the owner of a law firm with office in Bologna. Specifically, from 1972 to 1974 he held the chair of commercial law at the University of Modena's School of Economics and Business, of which he was also the dean in the same period. Since 1974 he has been a professor of commercial law at the University of Bologna Law School, where he has also taught banking law since 1981 and, more recently, financial-market law.
As a member of the respective government committees, he was one of the architects of the reform of Italian banking law in 1993 and the reform of Italian financial-market law in 1998. A founder of important journals in the fields of commercial and banking law, he is also the author of numerous works on legal subjects.
As a lawyer, in the last 20 years he has assisted leading companies (including listed ones) and financial institutions in significant transactions on the Italian market. From 1996 to 2008 he was on the board of directors of ENI and is currently a director as well as member of the Executive Committee of the “Il Mulino” publishing house. He has been a Director of Enel since June 2008.
Last updating as of: February, 4, 2011