Milan (Main Office)

Via G.Grassi, 1 - scala D
20052 Monza (MB), Italy

Tel +39 338.69.13.885
Fax +39 039 32.5.277



Patrick J. O’Malley is a corporate and securities law practitioner, as well as a university lecturer/visiting professor in international corporate governance and on comparative US-EU law matters.  He has been based in Italy since 2002 and previously worked as an associate attorney at renowned international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Milan office. He received his undergraduate degree (B.A.) from Providence College (USA) and masters in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva). He received his law degree from Boston College Law School (USA) in 1999 and is qualified as an attorney in the United States (in New York, Florida and Massachusetts), as well as a solicitor in England and Wales. He has considerable experience in capital markets transactions, especially in the international/institutional components of initial public offerings in Italy, representing both corporations and investment banks (including advising Goldman Sachs and Mediobanca in the listing of TERNA S.p.A., Italy’s national electric grid) and private/venture capital securities offerings in both London and the U.S.  Additional telecoms and wireless technology experience includes acting on a strategic EU investment for Motorola Inc., the IPO and NASDAQ listing of Airnet Communications Corp. and various international private placements of securities for a Texas wireless tracking technologies provider and a Bermuda-based satellite telecoms capacity wholesaler. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently, as well as high-level French and Portuguese.


‘Interpresas’ means ‘enterprises’ or ‘businesses’ in Romansh, a Latin language spoken in the Grisons region (St. Moritz) of  Switzerland, which is nearby our Milan headquarters at the base of the Italian Alps.  With well-known mountain passes such as the Spluga, the Bernina, the Julier and the Muretto, the Grisons and the nearby Italian Valtellina were for centuries, if not millennia, the key conduit for commercial trading relations between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean world. We like to think of ourselves, with our international professional backgrounds and experience, as the modern day equivalents of Alpine passes, allowing the international business of today’s global markets to flow smoothly, avoiding contemporary barriers to trade and commercial success that the mighty Alps once represented.