|Education||Nunziatella military academy|
|Alma mater||Luiss Guido Carli |
New York University School of Law
Columbia University School of Law
Università degli Studi di Milano
|Relatives||Francesco Pezzulli (brother)|
|Awards||In-house Community Award General Counsel of the year (2016). The Legal 500 GC Power List Italy (2016).|
Bepi Pezzulli (born 1970, in Napoli) is an Italian-British business lawyer, corporate executive, and essayist. He is an expert of capital markets, investment management and M&A. He is also a foreign policy adviser, with a focus on Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States, and – specifically – a Brexit pundit.
Upon moving to New York, he received a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law in 1998. In the same year, he took up a position as attorney at law at the white shoe Wall Street firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, engaging in capital markets, investment management and M&A work. He subsequently earned a JD from Columbia University School of Law in 2003, where he was appointed a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. In the same year, he joined Shearman & Sterling, likewise working in capital markets, investment management and M&A.
Upon relocating to London, he was appointed treasury counsel at the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He, then, joined Turning Point Consulting as Head of Legal and Compliance. Between 2013 and 2015, worked at global investment manager BlackRock as Head of Legal and Compliance for Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.
In 2016, further expanding on a fin-tech expertise, Bepi Pezzulli joined Italiaonline, the largest digital media group in Italy, to lead the merger with Seat Pagine Gialle, which created the market leader in the digital advertising space and local marketing services for SMEs.
As a corporate executive, he is strongly committed to the culture of crime prevention, compliance and economic security: Pezzulli is a member of the scientific committee of CRST (Centre for Research on Security and Terrorism), and of the scientific committee of AIECA (Association of International Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Experts).
He is also a Non-Executive Director, and sits on the board of directors of Finlombarda (2017-2020), and The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy (2019-2021).
Between 2016 and 2020, Pezzulli served as Chairman of Select Milano, a conservative think-tank and business diplomacy initiative, with the mission to foster bilateral relations with the City of London after Brexit.
He currently serves as Secretary General and Editor-in-Chief of Italia Atlantica, a conservative think-tank, devoted to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, devolution of powers, free markets, fair international trade, defence of democracies. A policy research centre specialised in International affairs, Italia Atlantica is an Atlanticist and Zionist voice.
He has been the Editor-in-Chief of La Voce Repubblicana, the official journal of Republican Party of Italy. He has also been a columnist for the Italian daily financial newspaper Milano Finanza and a pundit for the financial TV channel Class-CNBC. His analyses are sought by broadcast media, such as Rai, Sky News, Radio Radicale, London One Radio and appears on the Bloomberg terminals via the Alliance Dow Jones newswire. He curated a blog on the Times of Israel.
Pezzulli is the author of "L'altra Brexit. Geopolitica, & Affari" (I libri di Milano Finanza, 2018), investigating the economic benefits for the UK and the geopolitical implications of Brexit.
A dual Italian-British national, he qualified as an Avvocato (District Bar of Rome), Solicitor (Senior Courts of England & Wales), and Attorney at Law (State Bar of New York). Pezzulli is Jewish. He is an active advocate for the State of Israel and the cause of Jewish pluralism: he belongs to B’nai B’rit, a Jewish fraternity; and Beth Hillel (WUPJ, EUPJ, FIEP), a liberal Jewish congregation.
Aside from his cross-border regulatory expertise, Pezzulli is highly reputed for his deal advisory work.
Pezzulli has been credited by Legal Community, TopLegal and Legal500 as the model legal risk manager, for being capable of achieving process optimisation and efficiency of service delivery via the application of quantitative management models to the provision of in-house legal services. He is listed in the GC Power List (Italy) 2016 and received the In-house Community Award as General Counsel of the year 2016. He was awarded the prestigious Excellence Award at Proiezionidiborsa Annual Meeting 2021.
- Giuseppe Catenacci (2015) Ruolo in ordine alfabetico e per Corso – Allievi Scuola Militare Nunziatella, 1787-2015. Associazione Nazionale Ex Allievi Nunziatella.
- "BlackRock Italia: Pezzulli direttore legale e compliance". TopLegal (in Italian).
- "Bepi Pezzulli nuovo Direttore Legal and Corporate Affairs". Diritto24 (in Italian).
- "Seat Pg: Pezzulli a capo del legal and corporate". TopLegal (in Italian).
- "Giuristi d'impresa, manager per risparmiare". Repubblica.it (in Italian). 2016-10-24.
- "Milan offers City Brexit partnership amid threat from EU rivals". Sky News.
- "Brexit is an opportunity to revamp Europe's financial landscape, according to Milan". CITY A.M. 2016-11-10.
- "Brexit: Milan fait des appels du pied à la City". La Tribune (in French).
- "Italy tries to swoop on City of London to 'fix its Brexit problem". Daily Express. 2016-11-10.
- "Brexit : la place de Paris veut lutter "contre les idées reçues" (fiscales)". LaTribune.fr (in French).
- "Milan extends help to City to fix Brexit mess". CITY A.M.
- "23/12/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
- "13/12/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
- "03/11/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
- "13/10/2016: Rai 3 (Piazza Affari)". Youtube (in Italian).
- La Voce Repubblicana
- Re Boris muove in G3, Milano Finanza
- Bepi Pezzulli official website
- Opinionist at RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana
- Milan offers city Brexit partnership amid threat from EU rivals, Sky News
- Spaker profile at Radio Radicale
- UK, da maggio 2021 si prevede una rapida crescita economica. Italoeurope.
- Profile on Times of Israel
- "L'altra Brexit, geopolitica, affari, la recensione". Affari italiani (in Italian).
- "The Law Society - Find a Sollicitor". lawsociety.org.uk.
- "New York State Unified Court System - Attorney search". nycourts.gov.
- GC Power List Italy 2016
- "Bepi Pezzulli nella top 100 italiana dei General Counsel". Diritto24 (in Italian).
- "Inhousecommunity awards 2016: premiati il team legale di Sky e Massimo Mantovani di Eni". PrimaOnline.it (in Italian). 2016-10-11.
- "Inhousecommunity awards 2016: premiati il team legale di SKY e Massimo Mantovani di ENI". Diritto24 (in Italian).
- "A Bepi Pezzulli assegnato il prestigioso Premio Eccellenza all'Annual Meeting di Proieziondiborsa del 4 dicembre a Palazzo Ferrajoli Roma". Proiezionidiborza (in Italian). 29 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.