Fiat legal chief replaced in management shake up

Fiat’s general counsel Bruno Cova is leaving the Italian icon to be replaced by Luciano Soldi of Pirelli.

Cova leaves after almost three years with Fiat, during which the group has gone through a massive restructuring. A hugely respected figure in the legal market, Cova leaves by mutual consent as Fiat’s new chief executive Giuseppe Morchio chooses his own senior team.

Morchio was CEO at Pirelli Cables, where Soldi was general counsel before becoming general counsel of the Pirelli group.

It is understood that Cova is considering his career options and is most likely to pursue a role in private practice.

Soldi has been replaced at Pirelli Cables by Oscar Boschetti, who has been promoted from his position as general counsel of Pirelli Tyres.