Flavio Amadò (1970) obtained his law degree from the University of St. Gallen in 1996 and has been professionally active in the judiciary ever since. In 1999 he has been admitted to the Swiss bar. After studies at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington (Massachusetts), he obtained a master's degree in banking and financial law from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000. He then worked in the legal department of a well-known bank in London, and in 2001 he took the exams and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.
Returning to Switzerland, he worked in a major law firm in the areas of criminal law, especially financial law, as well as commercial, corporate, banking and financial law (banks and investment funds), civil litigation, as well as legal assistance and information exchange in tax matters.
In these areas, he advises institutional and private clients in particular in criminal, civil and administrative litigation, as well as in commercial transactions, start-ups, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
In his professional fields he is author and co-author of several publications, and regularly holds courses at private and public institutions, in particular at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), where he teaches master's degrees in business law and tax law, and where he regularly lectures in banking and financial law. In addition to his forensic activity, from 2014 until 31 May 2018 he was appointed substitute Judge at the Court of Appeal. Since February 2020 he chairs the Ticino Chapter of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
He practises notarial activities, mainly drafting deeds in Italian, German, English and French relating to legal entities, real estate transactions (including authorisation procedures) and the issue of notarial certificates.
Flavio Amadò is a co-founder and partner of the law firm Collegal (since 2020).
From 2014 to 2018 he was a member of the Swiss Magistrates' Association. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, and member of the editorial board of SUPSI's Tax News magazine.
Flavio Amadò speaks Italian, English, German and French. He is registered with the Ticino Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.