ETHIC Intelligence hosts second annual international conference
on corruption prevention Standards and Guidelines

OECD Conference center, Paris, Monday September 11, 2017

ETHIC Intelligence was very pleased to host its second annual international conference on Standards and Guidlines: Recent developments in Anti-Corruption Compliance on September 11, 2017 at the OECD conference centre in Paris. You can now view photos and video from the conference where experts from business, civil society and government exchanged and debated on how best to progress in the fight against corruption.

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Bruno Cova

Paul Hastings MilanContact Mr. Cova

Selected professional experience

  • Partner and Co-chair, Paul Hastings Milan (present);
  • Chief Legal Adviser to the Commissioner appointed by the Italian government to investigate the Parmalat Fraud;
  • Group General Counsel, Fiat SpA;
  • Chief Compliance Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD);
  • General Counsel, Exploration & Production Division, Eni SpA.
  • Private practitioner with international law firms in Milan and London (1986-1992)

Professional commitments

  • Former Council Member, Legal Practice Division of the International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Member of the subcommittee on corruption and bribery within the IBA Task Force on extraterritorial jurisdiction.
  • Member of the expert panel of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Italian Stock Exchange

Principal Publications

  • Contributor to a number of international law and economic journals and newspapers (member of the Editorial Boards of Global Investigations Review, Global Counsel, Law Department Network and Who’s Who Legal)
  • Lecturer on various legal topics related to corporate governance and internal investigation in Italy and abroad
  • The growing role of company lawyers in corporate governance: opportunities and pitfalls – Company Lawyers: Independent by Design, ECLA White Paper – LexisNexis, 2014
  • Finance Director Europe – CFOs beware: legal privilege matters to you – October 2010
  • Financial Times – Corporate Europe must improve compliance – May 2008
  • The Wall Street Journal – Love thy Lawyer – December 2006
  • The European Lawyer – Walking the post-Enron line – April 2006
  • The Wall Street Journal – Avoiding the road to ruin – 2005
  • Parmalat and major financial frauds – International Chamber of Commerce – 2005
  • Financial Times – The Parmalat fraud has generated too little reform – November 2005


  • Università Statale, Milan, Italy
  • King’s College, London, United Kingdom


  • Italian
  • English


Tags : IBA task force on extraterritorial jurisdiction, Parmalat fraud, General Counsel FIAT

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