Bepi Pezzulli

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Bepi Pezzulli
Native name Giuseppe Pezzulli
Born 1970
Naples, Italy
Residence London, UK; Milan, Italy.
Nationality Italian, British
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
Occupation Chairman
Organization Select 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 (1970, Napoli) is an Italian-British hedge funds lawyer and corporate executive.


Born as Giuseppe Pezzulli, he is the older brother of actor Francesco Pezzulli, the official Italian voice of Leonardo Di Caprio.

Aged 15, he joined the venerable "Nunziatella" Military Academy, as a cadet of the 1985-1988 class.[1] Once left the army career, he transitioned into Law.

He graduated in Law at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome in 1993.

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) in 2007. He, then, joined Turning Point Consulting as Head of Legal and Compliance in 2009. Between 2011 and 2013, Pezzulli worked as a professor at John Cabot University in Rome. Between 2013-2015, worked at global investment manager BlackRock as Head of Legal and Compliance for Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.[2] 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.[3][4][5]

Since 2016, Bepi Pezzulli serves as Chairman of Select Milano,[6][7][8] a liberal think-tank and business diplomacy initiative,[9][10][11] with the mission to foster bilateral relations after Brexit.[12][13][14][15]

Pezzulli is the author of "L'altra Brexit. Geopolitica, & Affari" (I libri di Milano Finanza, 2018)

Pezzulli is a dual Italian-British national and is qualified as an Avvocato (District Bar of Rome), Solicitor (Senior Courts of England & Wales),[16] and Attorney at Law (State Bar of New York).[17]


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[18][19] and received the In-house Community Award as General Counsel of the year 2016.[20][21]


  1. ^ Giuseppe Catenacci (2015) Ruolo in ordine alfabetico e per Corso – Allievi Scuola Militare Nunziatella, 1787-2015. Associazione Nazionale Ex Allievi Nunziatella.
  2. ^ "BlackRock Italia: Pezzulli direttore legale e compliance". TopLegal (in Italian).
  3. ^ "Bepi Pezzulli nuovo Direttore Legal and Corporate Affairs". Diritto24 (in Italian).
  4. ^ "Seat Pg: Pezzulli a capo del legal and corporate". TopLegal (in Italian).
  5. ^ "Giuristi d'impresa, manager per risparmiare". (in Italian).
  6. ^ "Milan offers City Brexit partnership amid threat from EU rivals". Sky News.
  7. ^ "Brexit is an opportunity to revamp Europe's financial landscape, according to Milan". CITY A.M.
  8. ^ "Brexit: Milan fait des appels du pied à la City". La Tribune (in French).
  9. ^ "Italy tries to swoop on City of London to 'fix its Brexit problem". Daily Express.
  10. ^ "Brexit : la place de Paris veut lutter "contre les idées reçues" (fiscales)". (in French).
  11. ^ "Milan extends help to City to fix Brexit mess". CITY A.M.
  12. ^ "23/12/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
  13. ^ "13/12/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
  14. ^ "03/11/2016: Cnbc (Trading Room)". Youtube (in Italian).
  15. ^ "13/10/2016: Rai 3 (Piazza Affari)". Youtube (in Italian).
  16. ^ "The Law Society - Find a Sollicitor".
  17. ^ "New York State Unified Court System - Attorney search".
  18. ^ GC Power List Italy 2016
  19. ^ "Bepi Pezzulli nella top 100 italiana dei General Counsel". Diritto24 (in Italian).
  20. ^ "Inhousecommunity awards 2016: premiati il team legale di Sky e Massimo Mantovani di Eni". (in Italian).
  21. ^ "Inhousecommunity awards 2016: premiati il team legale di SKY e Massimo Mantovani di ENI". Diritto24 (in Italian).