MICHELE TAGLIAFERRI leads the investigations and compliance team in Sidley’s Brussels office. He represents corporate and individual clients in white collar criminal matters, enforcement actions and litigation. He also has significant experience conducting internal investigations and advising clients in international enforcement matters, including matters arising under the FCPA and other anti-bribery legislations.
In addition, Michele assists clients in developing, auditing and enhancing compliance programs, as well as conducting anti-corruption compliance training courses for employees and senior management. He routinely conducts compliance reviews, risk assessments and due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and third-party engagements.
He also has experience with EU data privacy and cross-border discovery and counsels clients on how to effectively manage data privacy risks, particularly in EU/U.S. cross-border investigations.
A lawyer licensed to practice law in New York, Washington, D.C., Italy and Belgium, Michele speaks widely on topics related to anti-bribery compliance and enforcement, cross-border investigations and EU data privacy. Most recently, he has been ranked in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in Belgium. He features prominently in International Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers 2016. Prior to joining the Brussels office, Michele practiced for several years in Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office.