Genoa: leading firms in Italy


BonelliErede's Genoa branch, headed by Marco Arato, fields a sizeable team of 'exceptional' professionals, who are praised for their 'business-oriented approach' and 'outstanding ability to solve issues'. Riccardo Bordi was made partner in February 2019; he has expertise in arbitration, environmental law, and the negotiation and stipulation of contracts for the construction of strategic infrastructure. In October 2019, Enrico Vergani and Marco Mastropasqua joined from Studio Legale Garbarino Vergani. Vergani, who has considerable experience in this area, now heads the firm's shipping and transport focus team; he has notable expertise handling investigations covering severe marine casualties, including salvage and collisions.

Practice head(s):

Marco Arato


It is a firm that thanks to over 700 professionals is able to provide 360° legal consultancy services. It is able to attract young talent from whom a virtuous circle of skills is born.’

One of the strengths of the firm is the management of resources; in particular, for each mandate they identify the most suitable team to conduct the requested operation, so as to help the client in a timely and effective manner.’

They perfectly understand the customer’s requests, which are satisfied in a short time with a pragmatic and execution-oriented approach. Not at all academic and self-referential, they are totally dedicated to the customer with the right mix of humility and professionalism.

Professional, caring, extremely competent, very responsive, creative in finding solutions.

Professionalism and innovative approach characterize the firm. The multidisciplinary and international team make the services offered come with high added value.

Key clients

Banca Carige


Gruppo Messina and Ignazio Messina





Work highlights

  • Assisting Rivieracqua with a debt restructuring totalling €20m.
  • Advising Siat on the drafting and negotiation of agreements with brokers and agents active in foreign countries.
  • Assisting T. Mariotti with financing for the construction of two luxury cruise ships belonging to the Carnival Group fleet.

LCA Studio Legale

The 'very professional' and 'highly reliable' team at LCA Studio Legale has grown considerably in recent years; the Genoa office is now headed by Benedetto LonatoRiccardo Massimilla and new arrival Davide Magnolia, who joined from Toriello LSN Studio Legale in January 2019, Magnolia's arrival brings shipping and logistics expertise to the firm's established strengths in corporate, banking and finance, capital markets, digital marketing, and litigation and dispute resolution. The practice acts for a number of major Italian port authorities along the Ligurian coast, including Savona Terminal Auto, La Spezia Container Terminal, Terminal del Golfo and Terminal Darsena Toscana.


Their strengths are competence, availability, speed in responses, and partnerships beyond consulting.

Prompt responses and detailed claim reports.’

A good team which does professional and exhaustive work; their competence is really impressive.’

Super responsive, very professional, highly reliable.’

LCA combines technical skills with high speed and flexibility in reacting to requests and is focused on solving problems.’

Expertise far above market average.’

Key clients



Banca IMI


SDA Group

Quiris Sapa

Cigisped Group

La Spezia Container Terminal


Savona Terminal Auto

Fondazione Caritro

Jobson Italia

Terminal Darsena Toscana

Terminal del Golfo

Work highlights

  • Assisting the shareholders of SDA Group with the sale of 100% of the shares of the group to IVS.
  • Advising Circle on its initial public offer for AIM Italia worth €1.6m.
  • Assisting Cigisped Group with international ordinary and arbitral proceedings worth €70m regarding the loss of and the damages suffered by luxury yachts.