Bologna: leading firms in Italy

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni’s Bologna office has an enviable reputation for complex M&A. The team is also routinely mandated for venture capital deals, and is increasingly active in growth areas, such as AI and legaltech. Corporate and commercial law specialist Federico Dettori handles M&A and venture capital work for multinationals and small and medium-sized businesses. Rodrigo Boccioletti provides key support, assisting with due diligence, and M&A and shareholder agreements. Matteo Canonico maintains an active commercial law practice.

Practice head(s):

Federico Dettori

Other key lawyers:

Rodrigo Boccioletti; Matteo Canonico


Matteo Canonico combines strong interpersonal skills with high-level professional skills.

Key clients

Artigrafiche Reggiane S.p.A.

Cefla Societa Cooperativa

CEI – Costruzione Emiliana Ingranaggi S.p.a.

G-Factor S.r.l. – Fondazione Golinelli

Gruppo Borghi S.p.a.

Generali Italia S.p.A.

Shunda Italia S.r.l.

Orogel SC

Toyota Material Handling S.r.l.

Sacmi SC

Egosistema S.r.l

Gellify Digital Investment Spa

Gellify S.r.l.

Gellify Group Spa

ICON SRL Unipersonale

Rolland Srl

AZIMUT Libera Impresa Spa

Samet S.R.L

ALPS Blockchain Spa

Pentaferte Italia Srl

Work highlights

  • Assisted Azimut Investments with the capital increase of Alps Blockchain.
  • Assisted Cysero Euveca Fund, Brembo, CDP Venture Capital and EIC Fund on their investment in Agade, a spin-off company of Milan Polytechnic.
  • Assisted infusion medical device companies Pentaferte SAS and Securmed S.p.A. with their sale to Delta Med Group.

PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti

Assisting clients throughout Emilia Romagna, the corporate law specialists at PwC TLS Avvocati e Commercialisti advise on M&A, debt restructuring and venture capital transactions. In addition, the office’s expertise covers litigation, arbitration and compliance matters. Pietro Buccarelli, who heads the Italian regional and M&A practices, routinely assists Italian and foreign corporations on public and private M&A, private equity transactions and debt restructuring. M&A and real estate specialist Filippo Zucchinelli coordinates the firm’s Japan Business Network activities. Camilla Nordera is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Piero Buccarelli; Filippo Zucchinelli

Other key lawyers:

Camilla Nordera; Michele Fava

Key clients

Stellantis Europe S.p.A.

Granarolo S.p.A.

Silicon Tuscany S.r.l. and Boosterbox S.r.l.

Frittelli Maritime Holding S.p.A.

Fondazione Carisbo

Annovi & Reverberi S.p.A.

Prelios SGR

New Time S.p.A.

Tecnord S.r.l.

Jumeyrah Hotel and Resort Group


WamGroup S.p.A.

PA Aromatics Flavours S.p.A.

Onward Italia S.r.l.

Most S.r.l.

P&P Sports Management

Fima Olimpia

Casa di Cura Privata Santa Maria Maddalena



Work highlights

  • Advised Stellantis on the sale of a portion of its Termoli plant.
  • Assisted Gianluca Binelli, founder and managing director at Booster Box, and Silicon Tuscany, with the integration between Booster Box Srl and the Precis Digital Group.
  • Advised Vos Group (and its managers) on all the legal, labour and tax aspects of the negotiations and execution of a sale purchase agreement.

RP Legal & Tax

The Bologna office at full-service law firm RP Legal & Tax brings strength to practice areas ranging from M&A, commercial law and insurance to international trade (commodities, infrastructure projects) and shipping and logistics. The team is also increasingly active in real estate and energy sector matters. Claudio Perrella's wide-ranging practice covers construction, insurance, reinsurance, shipping, trade law and transport. Other key figures include Alessio Totaro, who specialises in M&A, and commercial and international law; Anna Masutti, who advises on transport matters; and Pietro Nisi, who draws on experience in goods and body insurance.

Practice head(s):

Claudio Perrella; Anna Masutti; Alessio Totaro; Pietro Nisi


‘Very active and capable people, who are always ready to respond and support.’

‘Always reachable and collaborative, they provide constant and active support to clients. A close and collaborative relationship that gives the certainty of constant assistance.’

‘The lawyers of this firm are very prepared and know how to give valid and sincere advice.’

Key clients

Giuliani Pharma S.r.l.

FreeToX S.r.l.

ALD Automotive S.r.l.


Vivienne Westwood


Aqseptence Group

Zurich Insurance Company


Mediaworld (Mediamarket)


Walter Tosto S.p.A.


Work highlights

  • Assisted Giuliani with renewing a series of life sciences contracts for the production and distribution of pharmaceutical goods.
  • Assisting FedEx with Italian and EU commercial claims.
  • Assisting Arco Construzioni with the management of a construction investment fund.

Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato

Originally founded as a shipping and transport law firm, Zunarelli – Studio Legale Associato is now a full-service practice, with experts in dispute resolution, corporate law, M&A, and administrative and public law. At the Bologna office, which is comprised of over 20 lawyers, the principal figures are founding partner Stefano Zunarelli, a renowned transportation, air and maritime law expert; managing partner Massimo Campailla, who brings strength to customs law matters; and civil law specialist Andrea Giardini.

Practice head(s):

Stefano Zunarelli; Massimo Campailla; Andrea Giardini


The lawyers all have international experience.

Key clients

Port Authority Gioia Tauro

Port Authority of Stretto (Messina)

Assoporti (Association of Italian ports)

Provincia di Padova (Province of Padua)

Manto Shipping & Consulting S.r.l.

Riveco GeneralSider S.p.a.

Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Tirreno Centrale (Rome Port Authority)


Work highlights

  • Assisted the Port Authority of Gioia Tauro with a matter concerning maritime state property concessions for shipbuilding activities.
  • Assisted the Province of Padua with an appeal before the Italian Supreme Court that concerned the rejection of a claim for additional compensation, in relation to public transport services provided by the claimant.
  • Assisted ENAV with a case concerning a claim for damages, arising from a bird strike event that occurred at Venice Airport.