Intesa Sanpaolo supports new NYU Law transnational regulation program

Intesa Sanpaolo, one of the leading banking institutions in the EU, will help establish a Program on Inclusive Transnational Regulation at NYU Law. Led by Beller Family Professor of Business Law Kevin Davis, the program will research the impacts of regulation across borders, with a particular interest in “inclusive” regulation, an approach to regulation that includes frequent revision in light of feedback from all affected actors.

Jacques Moscianese and Troy McKenzie
Jacques Moscianese and Dean Troy McKenzie ’00

The Intesa funding will also create a yearly seminar, conducted by Davis and Jacques Moscianese, executive director, Group Head of Institutional Affairs at Intesa Sanpaolo, that will provide updates on the program’s research findings.

“Intesa Sanpaolo is immensely proud to be teaming up with NYU School of Law to promote research on an essential, yet understudied, project: the impact of national and supranational legal tools, with a view to reducing the gaps and clashes caused by the encounter of different jurisdictions,” says Moscianese.

Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

“Many important subjects—including competition, corruption and privacy, to name a few—are regulated by multiple national and supra-national legal instruments and enforcement agencies,” says Davis. “There is a pressing need for research on the impact of this kind of transnational regulation, and Intesa Sanpaolo’s generosity will create exciting opportunities to explore this area.”

Davis is an expert on the relationship between law and economic development. He is the author of over 50 articles or essays, four edited volumes, and the 2019 book Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery (Oxford University Press). His recent research has examined the impact of European Union privacy policies on the policies of non-EU countries, as well as how contract law could address inequality in developing nations.