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Mr. Federici has a vast experience in advising governments and financial systems on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing issues and is considered a respected international expert in this field.  In January 2016, Mr. Federici was appointed by President Macri as the President of Argentina’s Financial Information Unit (Argentina’s FIU).  The FIU has regulatory responsibilities in the area of financial integrity over the financial sector and a number of non-financial businesses and professions. It also conducts financial intelligence activities and collaborates with Argentina’s judiciary in the investigation of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing cases.

Mr. Federici acts as Argentina’s alternate Head of Delegation to the FATF and GAFILAT and co-chairs GAFILAT’s Mutual Evaluations Working Group.  Mr. Federici was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  He is an Argentine lawyer graduated from the Catholic University of Argentina with an LL.M. (Master in Laws) from the University of Virginia’s School of Law.  In the beginnings of his professional career, he worked as a clerk for the National Criminal Courts of the City of Buenos Aires.  He also worked as an associate for the Argentine law firm “Allende & Brea”, counselling foreign companies and financial institutions doing business in Argentina.  Following his master’s degree in the US, Mr. Federici moved on to work as a Foreign Associate for “Sullivan & Cromwell's New York Office” where he advised leading US and non-US banks and other financial institutions and companies in a wide spectrum of transactions and in matters involving regulatory and statutory interpretation.  He also participated in public offerings of sovereign debt securities in the US and project finance transactions in Latin America.

In 2002, Mr. Federici transferred to Washington D.C. to work as a country lawyer for the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF's) Legal Department, where he advised the organs and staff of the IMF on its relations with member countries and their respective rights and obligations and the applicable policies and rules of law of the organization.

Upon his return to Argentina in 2004, he joined “Garrido Law Firm” as a partner and was appointed member to the boards and supervisory committees of some of Argentina’s largest corporations.  In 2006, Mr. Federici returned to the IMF as the Regional Advisor for the IMF Legal Department’s Financial Integrity Group in Latin America, from where he managed and coordinated the IMF’s technical assistance activities in the region.  In 2015 he was appointed Senior Counsel to the IMF’s Legal Department in Washington D.C., from where he provided high level legal and policy advice on financial integrity issues to the IMF’s organs and its member countries.





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