Bachelor, Liceo Gonzaga, Palermo, 1976. Juris Doctor, University Palermo, 1980. Master of Laws, College of Europe, Bruges, Brussels, 1982.
International loan officer Banco di Sicilia, Rome, 1981-1984, London, 1984. Counsel European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, 1985, senior counsel Luxembourg, 1992, principal counsel Luxembourg, since 1998. Legal secretary European Court of Justice, Luxembourg, 1994-1998.
Treasurer, member board Association Referendaires, European Community Court of Justice, Luxembourg, since 1994.
Fellow Italian Society International Law, Union European Lawyers, Association des Juristes de Banque.
Married Bettina Schoofs, August 30, 1985. Children: Betrice, Luca Paolo, Tancredi.