Roberto Cursano

Roberto Cursano

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie


Roberto Cursano has been a lawyer in Baker McKenzie since September 2007. He focuses on healthcare law and compliance, and assists in tender procedures, the negotiation of public contracts and litigation before administrative courts. Mr. Cursano is a former administrative officer in the Italian Ministry of Health and helps clients work closely with the Italian Public Administration. He is admitted to the bar before the Italian Supreme Court and the Council of State.

As well as training and tutoring in the master’s degree program on clinical trials of pharmaceutical products at the University of Rome Sapienza, Mr. Cursano regularly publishes articles and scientific contributions. He also frequently hosts and participates in seminars and presentations on pharmaceutical and administrative law matters.

Practice Focus

Mr. Cursano advises primarily on pharmaceutical and healthcare matters. These include product licensing and marketing, clinical trials, pricing and reimbursement, promotions, interactions with healthcare professionals, distribution of products, and public procurement issues.

Additionally, he assists in anti-bribery matters and related investigations, and helps set up internal compliance models preventing corruption-related crimes, money laundering and corporate crimes (so-called Law 231 Models). He also advises on administrative/public law, including export control law and public procurement law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Rome Bar Association


  • Italy (2002)


  • University of Teramo (Ph.D. Italian and EU Constitutional Law) (2010)
  • Regional Institute of Legal Studies for Lazio A.C. Jemolo (Post-Graduate Course for Legal Experts) (2000)
  • University of Rome (J.D.) (1998)


  • English
  • French
  • Italian


Author, "The Italian Organismo di Vigilanza, A Model for an Effective Compliance Committee," FCPA report, 2016

Author, "Global harmonization of combination products Regulation EU vs US," Clinica, December 2015

Author, "Anti-corruption law and codes of ethics in the interactions between Healthcare Professionals and Pharma industry in clinical trials," Mondo Sanitario, 2015

Author, "The distribution of medicines in light of the new Good Distribution Practices," Mondo Sanitario, 2014

Author, "The Competence of States, Regions and the European Union in Providing the Essential Levels of Healthcare Assistance in Italy," monograph published in the scientific journal Organizzazione Sanitaria, 2010

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