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Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
United States

Work Department

Finance; Financial Regulatory; Restructuring; Corporate; International; Margin Lending and Structured Equity; Derivatives




Giorgio Bovenzi is a finance and restructuring lawyer and leads Haynes and Boone’s Global Credit Risk Management practice. He advises clients on commercial, banking and insolvency law in the context of financial market transactions, providing analysis and implementation of arrangements designed to mitigate credit risk and adverse regulatory capital implications across multiple jurisdictions. He recently expanded the scope of his practice to include digital assets and their credit and regulatory implications. Giorgio’s practice relies on 25 years of experience in credit, banking, regulatory, derivatives and insolvency law in multiple jurisdictions around the world.

After graduating in Italy from the Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II – Law School and practicing as a litigator in Italy, Giorgio obtained a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from New York University School of Law in 1995 and, after a judicial clerkship with the Hon. Donald C. Pogue at the U.S. Court of International Trade and then admission to the New York Bar, he started to practice in the United States.  Before joining Haynes and Boone in 2019, Giorgio practiced at Wall Street law firms in New York City.


English, Italian


International Bar Association, Banking Law Committee (Officer)
American Bankruptcy Institute
INSOL International


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1995

J.D. Equivalent, University of Naples Federico II School of Law, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

The derivatives team at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. advises a broad range of clients, including international banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, and bank holding companies on securities, derivatives, and regulatory matters. Its derivatives expertise extends to hedging derivatives, over-the-counter products, and project finance-related hedging agreements. Practice head Neal Kaminsky is based in Houston and covers compliance with Dodd-France, CFTC, and FERC regulatory requirements. In New York, Giorgio Bovenzi specializes in global credit risk management regarding derivatives. He works alongside Matthew Frankle, a key contact regarding equity financing transactions such as swaps, options, and repurchase agreements, and Brian Sung, who focuses on derivatives and commodities markets, as well as alternatives investments and cryptocurrency. Based in Washington DC, Phil Lookadoo focuses on the energy and project finance derivatives space.

United States > Finance > Financial services regulation

Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. stands out for its work in global credit risk management, where it provides advice to prominent international banks. The team has a particular focus on the regulatory and credit risk aspects of margin loan transactions, and also advises on Basel III capital requirements. Key figures in the team include Giorgio Bovenzi, who specializes in global credit risk management, and Craig Unterberg , who leads on margin loan regulatory work. Both are based in New York.