Maurizio Irrera

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CEO at Studio Irrera

Areas of Practice




Full Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Turin.

He lectures on corporate and commercial law at conferences, conventions and study meetings.

He is the author of over 100 scientific articles, monographs, essays, encyclopaedia entries, articles and comments on judgements on matters of commercial, corporate and insolvency law.

He graduated in Law from Turin University in 1982 with a thesis in Commercial Law, and in the years that followed he gained significant experience as head of the in-house legal department of an important listed company.

He was admitted to the Turin bar in 1985, and in 1997 was admitted to practise before higher courts.

In 1989 he received a PhD in Commercial Law from Bocconi University in Milan; he became a research assistant in 1994 and an associate professor in Commercial Law in 2001, receiving tenure at the University of Eastern Piedmont in 2006. Since december 2017, he lectures in Commercial Law in the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin; over the years he has also taught insolvency law, corporate governance law and corporate contract law.

In March 2007 he became co-editor of “il Nuovo Diritto delle Società”, an online magazine now published by Giappichelli.

He directs and coordinates all the firm’s activities; this includes providing consultancy and assistance in the commercial, company, financial and corporate restructuring fields.

He has been appointed as arbitrator or defence lawyer in a number of arbitration proceedings.

As a result of his experience in the field of bankruptcy proceedings, several courts have appointed him as administrator in arrangements with creditors, and he has been appointed as legal advisor by both the regulator and by businesses in the context of insolvency proceedings.

He serves as a Director of companies operating in the field of asset management and the supply of credit. He is a member of the supervision body of healthcare and environmental companies. He is also policy director of an important banking foundation.

He established and is the current chairman of the RES Business Studies Centre which promotes the study and culture of company and corporate law, and is an operational Director of the University Institute of European Studies.

The Illegal Granting of Credit or the Dilemma of the Good Banker

In the course of 2021, the Supreme Court reached a significant milestone in the systematic elaboration and reconstruction of the liability of the Bank for abusive granting of credit.

Business Crisis and Public Intervention: Preparatory Operational Guidelines

During the first pandemic wave, the Italian government, intervened to guarantee liquidity to businesses and self-employed workers in the form of loans guaranteed -in various ways- by the state.

Alert Measures in the Time of Coronavirus

Since the issue of the new rules of the Crisis Code (Legislative Decree no. 14/2019), there have been tight criticisms of the institutions for alerting and assisting the composition of the crisis, criticisms that have developed in several directions.