Valerio Giovannini is an Italian-qualified lawyer and a member of the European Public Policy Practice in Brussels, where he primarily supports clients on European Union (EU) policy and regulatory matters, including on EU Green Deal/environmental, social and governance (ESG), chemicals and transport.

Prior to joining the firm, he worked as head of regulatory affairs for a Berlin-based technology company operating in the mobility sector. He coordinated the regulatory and EU affairs department of the company and provided legal advice on EU laws and policies on matters related to climate change, transportation and mobility. In carrying out this function, he also served as co-chair of the trade association that defends the interests of the sustainable mobility industry vis-à-vis European Institutions.

Previously, he was responsible for European policies and regulations for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), dealing with a vast array of subjects, from EU competition law, notably in relation to state aid regulation for sports infrastructure, to matters related to the protection and safeguarding of human rights in sport.

Valerio has also worked for international organizations and the Italian government; more precisely, the national digital agency, providing advice on issues related to international and European public law.

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  • Drafting, management and implementation of the EU regulatory strategy for a leading company operating in the mobility sector.
  • Legal advice on EU laws related to corporate sustainability, due diligence and reporting, and vehicle, battery and machinery regulations, among others.
  • Advice on compliance with EU competition law in the participation in public tenders for the provision of mobility services.
  • Negotiation and drafting of memoranda of understanding between a leading sports organization and public institutions, including the European Parliament, the European Commission and the United Nations (Geneva Office and agencies operating in the field of human rights).
  • Representation at the Council of Europe on issues related to sports and human rights.
  • Design, implementation and management of a system of access to public funds for sports organizations and advice on European state aid regulation, European structural funds and other relevant public funds.
  • Drafting of legal opinions and of national positions on issues related to EU laws on digital and innovation (i.e., geo-blocking regulation) on behalf of the Italian government.


  • Lancaster University, LL.M., Public International Law, 2022
  • Kadir Has University, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sports Law, 2021
  • Roma TRE University, LL.M., Comparative Law, 2009
  • Roma TRE University, Bachelor Degree, Law, Public Law, 2007


  • Belgium (EU List), 2024
  • Italy, 2017


  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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