Firm Profile > BonelliErede > Genoa, Italy

16121 GENOVA

Italy > Administrative and public law Tier 1

BonelliErede excels in the public law market thanks to its team of multi-skilled professionals, who have insights into many practice areas. Practice head Luca Perfetti, who also leads the environmental focus team, is a key member of the energy, infrastructure and digital innovation teams, while also specialising in regulations, privatisations, public finance work and public procurements. He and his team advise a number of top Italian corporates and international clients from a wide range of sectors, including media and publishing businesses, railway clients, telecoms companies and financial services bodies. Senior counsel Alessandro Rosi has a successful track record in advising Italian public contractors.

Practice head(s):

Luca Perfetti

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Rosi; Raffaele Cassano


‘Raffaele Cassano is a lawyer with incredible technical skills as well as being a person of great heart and immense synthesis skills.’

‘Luca Perfetti stands out for his knowledge of administrative law in the delicate sector of contracts.’

‘Luca Perfetti is quickly able to create an excellent atmosphere of collaboration with the client.’

Key clients

Telecom Italia


Autostrade per l’Italia

Cairo Network – La 7

UBI Banca

Banco BPM

Rete Ferroviaria Italia – RFI

SACBO Aeroporto di Bergamo


Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

BonelliErede's financial regulatory department was founded in 2006 by Giuseppe Rumi, whose broad practice includes banking and insurance regulations. It houses a dedicated investigation practice that focuses on potential civil, criminal and administrative liabilities within banks and supervised entities; clients also benefit from the firm's sophisticated AI software (licensed by the firm) and IT devices. Federico Vezzani has a particular focus on supervisory and regulatory matters that relate to banks, asset managers, and Italian and international financial intermediaries. Andrea Savigliano is an experienced managing associate.

Practice head(s):

Federico Vezzani

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Rumi; Andrea Savigliano; Giulio Vece

Key clients

Banca IFIS S.p.A.

Supervised entities belonging to the Banca IFIS group

Banca IMI

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Crédit Agricole Italia S.p.A.

doValue S.p.A. (formerly doValue S.p.A.)

Supervised entities belonging to the Banca IFIS group

Fide S.p.A.


Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi

ING Bank N.V.

Italfondiario S.p.A


Terna S.p.A.

Unicredit S.p.A.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 1

BonelliErede's 'high-level' practice ranges from acquisition finance, corporate finance, and property finance to restructuring, financial services and related regulatory issues; clients further benefit from the department's Italian banking law expertise in relation to LBOs, public bids and takeovers. It also boasts a robust project finance group. Emanuela Da Rin and Antonio La Porta are banking and finance experts, while Catia Tomasetti and Gabriele Malgeri are project finance specialists. Also key to the group are senior associate Giovanni Battaglia, and managing associates Giorgio Frasca and Alfonso Stanzione.

Practice head(s):

Antonio La Porta

Other key lawyers:

Emanuela Da Rin; Catia Tomasetti; Gabriele Malgeri; Giovanni Battaglia; Giorgio Frasca; Alfonso Stanzione


Great for entrepreneurship, innovation and care taken to solve problems – and all at a very high level.

Catia Tomasetti is always my first port of call when I need a lawyer; Catia and her team are still perceived as the best for water sector matters.

Key clients

Società di Progetto Brebemi

Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)


Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale

Italy > Capital markets: Equity Tier 1

With 'expertise rendering it superior', BonelliErede's equity capital markets (ECM) team acts for both listed and regulated companies. It has longstanding experience in assisting issuers, placement banks, and selling shareholders with high-profile deals. Its ECM service includes IPOs, capital increases, public tender offers and takeover bids, and remuneration  plans. Vittoria Giustiniani leads the capital markets team, which includes capital markets specialists Barbara NapolitanoAlessandra Piersimoni and Silvia Romanelli, along with Gianfranco Veneziano and Federico Vermicelli. Managing associates Federica Munno and Elisabetta Bellini provide key support.

Practice head(s):

Vittoria Giustiniani

Other key lawyers:

Barbara Napolitano; Alessandra Piersimoni; Silvia Romanelli; Gianfranco Veneziano; Federico Vermicelli; Federica Munno; Elisabetta Bellini 


Great for its innovative approach, excellent interpersonal skills, and young and trained professionals.

This firm is the benchmark for legal assistance in the capital markets sector; it manages to reconcile technical aspects of the highest legal profile with issues of a financial and economic nature. True excellence on the Italian legal scene.

The innovative and qualified approach of the BonelliErede team distinguishes it from its competitors; it is very good for relations with counterparties and in managing complex proceedings with the authorities. They perfectly understand clients’ needs.

Great for technical preparation, competence, availability and punctual compliance within the timescale provided by the client.

Expertise that renders it superior.

Key clients

Bialetti Industrie


Cerved Group



UBI Banca


Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

BonelliErede has a market-leading reputation for its advice on Italy-related business and commercial law matters. In 2020, Vittoria Giustiniani became practice manager of the corporate and M&A department, which includes Stefano Cacchi Pessani, who advises on banking, financial and luxury sector-related takeovers, public M&A, and governance; Andrea Carta Mantiglia, who has TMT, oil and gas, and healthcare and life sciences expertise; and corporate law specialist Roberto Cera. Other highly rated partners are Carlo Montagna, Umberto Nicodano, Elena Busson and Enrico Vaccaro. Livia Cocca is an experienced managing associate.

Practice head(s):

Vittoria Giustiniani

Other key lawyers:

Stefano Cacchi Pessani; Andrea Carta Mantiglia; Roberto Cera; Carlo Montagna; Umberto Nicodano; Elena Busson; Enrico Vaccaro; Mario Roli; Augusto Praloran; Livia Cocca


Great for availability and very complex situations.

They are very competent, attentive professionals who are real connoisseurs in the market.

Great experience in this area, concrete vision, and excellent knowledge of our realities and sector.

A very high professional level, combined with the ability to deepen business issues, enables them to provide legal support with a keen eye on the operational, commercial and business implications of ongoing negotiations.

Willingness to listen to its clients.

Andrea Carta Mantiglia has great experience, and high-level skills in strategy and negotiating.

Carlo Montagna and Enrico Vaccaro provide fantastic support.

Key clients



Compagnie Financiere Richemont

Fondo Interbancario Tutela Depositi

Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)

Italy > Compliance Tier 1

BonelliErede fields a 'highly competent and professional' ethics and corporate compliance team, and it also has a department that specialises in white-collar criminal law. The group is sought after to assist with major Decree 231 (which deals with corporate crimes and the assessment of companies’ liability) investigations, as well as the design, assessment and monitoring of compliance programmes. 'Highly appreciated' partner Alessandro Musella in Genoa leads the corporate compliance team. Michela Maccarini is the project leader of the compliance management and investigations business unit of the firm's research centre, beLab.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro Musella

Other key lawyers:

Michela Maccarini; Vincenzo Dell’Osso; Valentina Frignati


Ability to understand clients’ problems and to find solutions.

Availability, flexibility and promptness.

Highly competent and professional.

Bonelli Erede simplifies the complex regulatory landscape and provides practical solutions that are adapted to the client’s business.’

Teams that work together to provide a holistic approach to any situation.’

It is always a pleasure to work with these teams, as they invest time in understanding the client’s business and tailor the advice accordingly. Their advice is always clear, quick and concise – after only a few weeks, they knew our business inside out and felt like an extension to our own legal team.

Alessandro Musella is highly appreciated for his availability, experience and technical knowledge, together with his very practical approach.

Michela Maccarini is highly professional, competent and available.

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 1

BonelliErede is widely hailed for its involvement in complex and landmark cases, and is seen as the leading Italian firm for dispute resolution. Its strong track record in high-profile domestic litigation is complemented by its prominence in the international arbitration arena. Vittorio Allavena, who co-leads the team from the firm's Genoa office, focuses on directors’ and shareholders’ liability, abuse of economic dependence and antitrust, among other areas. His Milan-based counterpart Giuseppe Lombardi is an expert in corporate law, bankruptcy and insurance. Laurence Shore has expertise in international arbitration. Monica Iacoviello specialises in banking litigation. Riccardo Bordi assists with disputes concerning environmental law. Barbara Concolino, who made partner in late 2019, is able to 'efficiently manage complex arbitrations'.

Practice head(s):

Vittorio Allavena; Giuseppe Lombardi; Laurence Shore

Other key lawyers:

Marco Delli Noci; Antonio Crivellaro; Barbara Concolino; Monica Iacoviello; Manuela Malavasi; Paolo Daino; Paolo Di Giovanni; Riccardo Bordi


‘Professionalism, dedication and attention.’

‘The high quality of assistance and the relevant expertise in the management of disputes make the team unique.’

‘Giuseppe Lombardi is an authority in the field and manages even the most complex controversies with the utmost competence, experience and passion, identifying strengths and weaknesses. Marco Delli Noci provides high quality assistance and detailed analysis; great availability and competence.’

‘Technical preparation, competence, availability towards the customer and punctual compliance with the deadlines provided.’

‘Consolidated experience in the field of international arbitration, well known and authoritative in the major international arbitration organizations. The arrival of Laurence Shore improved the practice with respect to arbitrations held in the Anglo-Saxon world. The team is cohesive, ready to understand the reasons and the position of the clients and to interpret their needs.’

‘Perfect mix of expertise and seniority in the teams’

‘BonelliErede has a strong team with a vast and consolidated experience in international arbitration comparable to that of the major international players.’

‘Monica Iacoviello is a great litigator’

Key clients

Saipem S.p.A

Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche

Jan de Nul

Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)


Tirrena Scavi

Maire Tecnimont



Piaggio Group

Mr Roberto Cavalli

Procter & Gamble

Hitachi Chemical


Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena



Italy > Employment Tier 1

BonelliErede is a first port of call for many clients seeking advice on the whole spectrum of employment law matters. Marcello Giustiniani leads the team, whose wide-ranging expertise includes unfair competition, social security and sports law. It also advises on senior manager relations and remuneration, corporate crises, trade union negotiations and social security contributions. Giovanni Muzina made partner in December 2019. Antonella Negri and Marco Maniscalco are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Marcello Giustiniani

Other key lawyers:

Antonella Negri; Marco Maniscalco; Vittorio Pomarici; Giovanni Muzina


‘Outstanding industry understanding and knowledge. Hands-on attitude.’

‘The firm’s team works in great synergy, and is able to carefully and effectively follow the client on all aspects of employment law’

‘Antonella Negri, in addition to the absolute competence in the sector, has the ability to fully understand the customer’s needs and propose the most suitable solutions. She is able to understand problems quickly and to provide excellent solutions quickly.’

‘Technical and constantly up-to-date skills; high response times and service levels; proactiveness and ability to build long-term partnerships with customers’

‘Vittorio Pomarici stands out not only for the technical skills but also for the ability to read and interpret specific business contexts as well as for the quality and timeliness of the services provided.’

‘Level of quality, value for money, professionalism and friendliness.’

‘In spite of the high workload, they always manage to be calm, maintain clarity and availability, giving a sense of security to the customer. Marcello Giustiniani and Giovanni Muzina are the points of reference for all the labour law problems.’

Key clients


Acqua di Parma

Adler Ortho

Azko Nobel




Atlas Copco

Assicurazioni Generali


Banca Carige

Banca Generali

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena






Che Banca

Credito Fondiario



F.lli De Cecco




Gruppo Humanitas




Lega Calcio
















Ryanair DAC

Talent Garden

Telecom Italia





Italy > EU and competition law Tier 1

BonelliErede's antitrust group in Italy, which operates in the firm's Brussels and Rome offices, works closely with practitioners based in the Milan and London offices. The team is 'made up of very talented lawyers', with their expertise including restrictive practices, abuses of dominant positions, vertical relationships, and the distribution and sale of products and services. The team is particularly highly rated for its strengths in private antitrust enforcement, and it also has a robust compliance practice. Francesco Anglani leads the competition and antitrust team, which also includes former practice head Claudio Tesauro and Sara Lembo.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Anglani

Other key lawyers:

Claudio Tesauro; Sara Lembo


The partners who assist us are characterised by their deep knowledge of the market, as well as their availability.

The team is made up of very talented lawyers.

Great competence and professionalism, with 100% availability.

Francesco Anglani is a great professional, with excellent competence and maximum availability.

Francesco Anglani is recommended for his great competence and understanding of business needs.

Claudio Tesauro is one of a kind; he is a deep connoisseur of the sector, pragmatic, gets straight to the point, finds solutions, and is tenacious and creative.

Claudio Tesauro, is not simply a trained lawyer but an exceptional person with absolutely unique human and personal resources and superior preparation skills – he cannot be compared to other top international top lawyers.

Sara Lembo is a competent, professional, who is always available, proactive and very accurate.

Key clients


Ernst & Young S.p.A.


Ferrovie Italiane dello Stato S.p.A.


Roma, Fiorentina, Torino (football teams)


Salini Impregilo

Telecom Italia

UBI Banca

Italy > Genoa: leading firms Tier 1

BonelliErede's Genoa office is traditionally known for its competence in shipping and transport, insurance and banking. Within these areas, the team is able to provide a full-service assistance with various topics, ranging from commercial litigation to international and national contracts, compliance and strategic legal advice. The Genoa office is also able to draw on the wider firm's national and international network. Marco Arato leads the restructuring and insolvency team and is an expert in the transfer of equity stakes; Riccardo Bordi's practice covers various practice areas, including public international law.

Practice head(s):

Marco Arato

Other key lawyers:

Riccardo Bordi; Andrea La Mattina; Enrico Vergani


Bonelli’s attention to the customer and dedication is out of the ordinary. The firm manages with passion all matters that are entrusted to it from the most important and complex to the apparently simpler ones, and respects the deadlines that are set.’

‘Not only does Riccardo Bordi provide technical support in an clear way, he is also able to enter into the dynamics of the company like an internal lawyer, adding the skills and preparation typical of a Bonelli partner.’

The team covers all aspects of corporate law, assists the client in financial transactions with national and international credit institutions and provides significant support on extraordinary finance operations with Italian entities and foreign countries.’

‘Dynamism, competence and extreme attention to the needs highlighted during the preparatory meetings for extraordinary finance operations’

‘In Genoa, multidisciplinary offering of services with integrated teams in different disciplines’

Reliability and specialized knowledge combined with the ability to be quick and to understand the context, the underlying equilibrium and the general direction within which the specific request is placed.’

Key clients

Gruppo Messina


Piaggio Aero Industries in Amministrazione Straordinaria




Yachtline 1618

Fratelli Cosulich

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

BonelliErede's multidisciplinary energy sector team in Milan is one of the most active in the Italian market and it also acts for clients at international level. Mario Roli heads up the team, which is experienced in corporate and project finance transactions in the traditional, renewable and alternative energy arenas. It also has expertise in issuances of project bonds. Elsewhere, the group assists clients with a wide range of competition, administrative and EU law issues. In addition, contentious matters are another core part of the firm's workload. Catia Tomasetti and Gabriele Malgeri are other notable individuals in the team.

Practice head(s):

Mario Roli

Other key lawyers:

Catia Tomasetti; Gabriele Malgeri


‘Well structured and very responsive team that can provide top-notch assistance in a wide range of practice areas. This makes their advice complete and comprehensive, with each work team collaborating seamlessly to offer multidisciplinary, all-encompassing and excellent support’

‘Gabriele Malgeri is very attentive to details, extremely concrete and has the ability to quickly analyse complex problems, finding rapid and innovative solutions in a short time. Catia Tomasetti is a professional of the highest level.’

‘Unique team for its skills, professional rigour and problem-solving ability. It knows how to face and resolve critical issues.’

‘Catia Tomasetti has in-depth knowledge of both energy-related and financial issues.’

Key clients

Ascopiave S.p.A.

Ardian S.p.A



EF Solare Italia S.p.A.

Enel S.p.A.

First State Investments (FSI)

IFM Investors (UK) LTD


PLT Energia

Sonnedix Italia Servizi S.r.l


Tages Capital SGR S.p.A.

Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale S.p.A.

Trina Solar

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

The healthcare and life sciences practice at BonelliErede is made up of a large, multidisciplinary team. Led by Vincenzo Salvatore it provides regulatory assistance to multinational pharmaceutical companies as well as support on cross-border M&A deals. This year the firm created a dedicated Task Force to help clients through the management of any legal aspects arising from the pandemic as well as assisting companies outside of the healthcare sector in facilitating the production of PPE. One example being providing regulatory assistance pro bono for Solvay Solexis on the marketing of medical gowns. Francesco Mastroianni joined the firm from the Italian Medicines Agency as senior counsel. Monica Fantino is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Vincenzo Salvatore

Other key lawyers:

Francesco Mastroianni; Sara Lembo; Monica Fantino


‘ Great attention to the issue by the studio’

‘ Sara Lembo knows the sector and the most critical issues very well’

Key clients

Chiesi farmaceutici




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Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

The team at BonelliErede assists world-leading luxury groups with a full range of matters including M&A, intellectual property, employment, real estate and recent novel matters that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. The team is led by corporate compliance and antitrust specialist Francesco Anglani. Cairo-based Francesca Secondari, who has extensive experience in the luxury sector in Italy and internationally, is also noted for her 'efficient and pragmatic solutions'.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Anglani

Other key lawyers:

Francesca Secondari; Nicola Marchioro


‘I have worked with the BonelliErede luxury practice regularly over the course of the last 8 years. It is by far the best law firm in Italy for the luxury industry. This is due to a combination of the following attributes: breadth of expertise under the same roof, long and deep experience of the individuals in the practice, entrepreneurial mind-set, deep connections at all levels of the industry, and excellent and long track record of deals and projects.’

‘The partner in the luxury practice that stands out is Francesca Secondari. She has a very strong commercial and strategic approach on matters: bringing efficient and pragmatic solutions that are based on a solid legal knowledge and a keen understanding of all aspects of managing and developing luxury brands and operations. I have worked with her on extremely difficult negotiations that brought together very complex technical, political and human aspects. She was truly a business partner, bringing unwavering support in all circumstances with a great ability to think outside the box.’

‘Bonelli law firm is a guarantee for the quality of legal assistance provided and for the approach with the client. They provide a real tailor-made service for clients; all the elements of the teams (and not only partners) are committed and highly performing.’

‘Francesca Secondari is an outstanding lawyer with a thorough knowledge of the luxury sector and a wide international experience: conclusive, proactive, fully dedicated, a real partner of the client. ’

‘BonelliErede has the ability to ensure excellence in all sectors in which it offers services. The luxury team is a multidisciplinary team that knows the sector and always proposes itself in a very pro-active way. This multidisciplinary ability, managed in a coordinated manner, certainly makes it very suitable compared to other law firms.’

‘The reference partner is Francesca Secondari who stands out from all the other team members for her technical excellence combined with a very deep knowledge of the business. I have worked with Francesca for a long time and she has always been extremely helpful and brilliant in finding efficient solutions.’

‘The firm is also a strategic and authoritative resource in the management of complex transactions and negotiations also with international profiles due to its ability to create a climate of esteem and trust with counter-parties, to deal with the details without losing sight of the operation as a whole and to being able to express oneself with ease in different languages.’

‘Really leading in Italy’

‘The luxury goods team led by Francesca Secondari are always proactive and close to the customer’s needs.’

Key clients

Compagnie Financière Richemont


Kering Italia

Max Mara






Roger Vivier

Italy > Private equity Tier 1

Co-ordinated by M&A, private equity (PE), joint venture and commercial agreement expert Eliana CatalanoBonelliErede's lawyers 'have uncommon technical qualities and strong negotiating skills'; they are also highly experienced in executing sophisticated leveraged finance structures and acquisitions. The practice, additionally, includes luxury sector specialist Umberto Nicodano, who has acted on some of the most important deals closed in Italy; Augusto Praloran, who specialises in M&A, corporate law and business contracts; and Giulia Bianchi Frangipane, who has particular sector expertise in retail, energy, financial services, telecoms, transport and insurance.

Practice head(s):

Eliana Catalano

Other key lawyers:

Umberto Nicodano; Augusto Praloran; Giulia Bianchi Frangipane


BonelliErede’s private equity team is one of the most recognised in the industry.

The level of partners and associates is absolutely above average in terms of professional qualities – BonelliErede’s professionals have technical skills that are far superior to those of competitors.

The BonelliErede lawyers have uncommon technical qualities and strong negotiating skills.

A great team that is able to understand business logic well and support the client by suggesting suitable solutions.

Eliana Catalano and Augusto Praloran are recommended for their competence, but also for their approach to counterparts, which is much appreciated. They always aim to find solutions without legal obstinacy.

Italy > Real estate and construction Tier 1

BonelliErede's broad real estate practice is covered by two specialist groups. The real estate team, which is led by Emanuela Da Rin, assists clients with the establishment and management of real estate portfolios, agreements and real estate finance transactions. It is also notably active in the real estate investment funds space, where it acts for asset management firms. Elsewhere, Paolo Daino heads up the construction and engineering team, which handles tenders and claims, and assists employers and contractors with all aspects of construction projects. Alessandro Balp is a recognised practitioner with in-depth knowledge of investment funds and associated regulation.

Practice head(s):

Emanuela Da Rin; Paolo Daino

Other key lawyers:

Alessandro Balp


‘Paolo Daino is available and brilliant in a way that is out of the ordinary.’

‘Decidedly above average, also with regard to the availability and speed in replying’

‘Superb delivery’

Key clients


Webuild (Salini Impregilo)





Amundi Real Estate Italia SGR

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

BonelliErede's 'highly professional' restructuring and insolvency team is experienced in domestic and cross-border insolvencies, workouts and corporate restructurings. It also advises on contentious matters, such as derivative actions against directors and auditors, and the recovery and proof of debt. Widely respected Genoa managing partner Marco Arato heads up the team, which includes litigation and arbitration specialist Giuseppe LombardiVittorio Lupoli and Paolo Oliviero. Also key to the group are Marco Passalacqua and Elisabetta Varni, of counsel PierDanilo Beltrami, and managing associates Filippo ChiodiniLucio Guttilla and Fabio Macrì.

Practice head(s):

Marco Arato

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppe Lombardi; Vittorio Lupoli; Paolo Oliviero; Marco Passalacqua; Elisabetta Varni; PierDanilo Beltrami; Filippo Chiodini; Lucio Guttilla; Fabio Macrì


Great competence, both in terms of law and jurisprudence, flexibility when finding solutions, and promptness in providing answers. The team is also extremely professional, with great negotiating skills and speedy execution.

Highly professional and flexible when dealing with issues that involve the laws of other European countries.

A highly structured group of professionals with proven ability. Their skills are such that all problems raised are answered and they have very extensive experience in the restructuring sector.

Exceptional competence in bankruptcy matters that is also widely recognised by other law firms in the sector. The practice also has great relations with the banking world, and practical and operational experience.

‘The firm always makes available teams that have consolidated experience.

Marco Arato and managing associate Filippo Chiodini characterise the excellence of the firm in this area.

All its people are extremely well prepared and always take time to understand the thorniest of issues. A feature that is truly particular to the firm’s culture is that the lawyers are always part of the team rather than consultants outside the team. I was able to appreciate Vittorio Lupoli and managing associates Filippo Chiodini, Lucio Guttilla and Fabio Macrì, all people who, regardless of the level of seniority, showed the same characteristics of availability and team spirit that led to success.

I worked with: Vittorio Lupoli and managing associate Lucio Guttilla. I have established an excellent, collaborative relationship with these professionals, with whom I am very satisfied.

Key clients

Acciaierie Venete




Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri

Gruppo Messina

Ilva in Amministrazione Straordinaria

Pessina Costruzioni

Piaggio Aero Industries

Salini Impregilo (now Webuild)


Italy > Tax Tier 1

Led by tax law specialist Andrea SilvestriBonelliErede's sizeable team advises on corporate tax, international taxation and transfer pricing issues. The practice fields several experienced partners, including Marco AddaStefano Brunello (who is a member of the tax litigation and private equity teams) and Andrea Manzitti. Other key tax law specialists are Stefano Simontacchi and Riccardo Ubaldini, as well as senior counsel Francesco Saverio ScandoneMatteo Fanni recently made partner.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Silvestri

Other key lawyers:

Marco Adda; Stefano Brunello; Andrea Manzitti; Stefano Simontacchi; Riccardo Ubaldini; Francesco Saverio Scandone; Matteo Fanni 


Very strong technical taxation and financial skills.’

The firm makes use of a large group of high-level professionals, who are capable of providing 360-degree tax support; this allows us to achieve results with high levels of reliability, even for significantly complex matters.

The firm achieved the best possible result for us.

We are very appreciative of the firm’s advisory strengths and capabilities in both tax and related law; it also has excellent teamwork which supports us in every possible way, listening to and understanding our problems carefully and patiently.

Andrea Manzitti and his team have always provided outstanding assistance.

Marco Adda shows empathy with the client to best serve its needs.

A standout partner is Riccardo Ubaldini, who is an excellent leader with a well-deserved, highly enviable reputation. Words cannot describe how much we appreciate him. Whatever he promises us, we know he and his team will always achieve the best result for us!’

Senior counsel Francesco Saverio Scandone always supports us efficiently and effectively. Whenever we have questions, we always immediately receive support with clear guidance.

Key clients


Coca Cola




Marie Tecnimont

Philip Morris


UBI Banca

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 2

BonelliErede's expertise encompasses acquisition, corporate, project and property finance, along with restructuring; the practice is also highly regarded for Italian banking law involving LBOs, and public bid and takeover financings. Emanuela Da Rin is a banking and finance specialist, whose practice includes real estate, corporate and acquisition finance; Catia TomasettiGabriele Malgeri and managing associate Giorgio Frasca are project finance experts; and Antonio La Porta is also a member of the firm's Africa team. Former partner Mara Fittipaldi joined FIVELEX Studio Legale.

Practice head(s):

Antonio La Porta

Other key lawyers:

Emanuela Da Rin; Catia Tomasetti; Gabriele Malgeri; Giorgio Frasca; Giovanni Battaglia; Alfonso Stanzione


Superb delivery.

Industry knowledge, availability, fast feedback times, proactivity and punctuality.’

Catia Tomasetti is unique – she is always absolutely up to date with everything.

Gabriele Malgeri is always available, serious, attentive and punctual.

Key clients

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

ING Bank

Intesa Sanpaolo


Italy > Capital markets: Debt Tier 2

BonelliErede's DCM practice is regularly called upon to advise on complex debt financing structures. Emanuela Da Rin is experienced in securitisation, project bonds, and investment grade and high-yield bond issues; and Antonio La Porta is a securitisation, covered bond, and bond issue specialist. Federico Vezzani is also a key member of the DCM focus team, which is headed from London by Massimiliano Danusso, an expert in bond offerings, covered bonds, securitisation, and credit-linked notes and derivatives.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Danusso

Other key lawyers:

Emanuela Da Rin; Antonio La Porta; Federico Vezzani; Francesca Marchetti; Ilaria Parrilla


Seriousness, clarity, high levels of professionalism, competence and passion – these are the values that I found at this law firm.

These are professionals to rely on (and to trust), with the certainty of being protected in the best possible way.

These are skilled, motivated, responsible and precise professionals.

Key clients




Banca Intesa Sanpaolo

Deutsche Bank

JP Morgan

Ferrovie dello State Italiane

Morgan Stanley



Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

BonelliErede's team assists clients with interactions with the personal data protection (PDP) authorities, as well as PDP inspections, investigations and proceedings. Other key areas of expertise include data and privacy protection in outsourcing agreements, commercial and technological joint ventures. The group also advises on data exploitation involving the IoT and application of AI models, projects concerning data transfers abroad, internal investigation procedures' privacy aspects and private business compliance programmes. Tommaso Faelli is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Tommaso Faelli


The strengths are certainly the competence of the professionals and their availability.

‘The team offers a complete service and the relationship with the client is managed with transparency, attention and a responsible approach.’

Reliability, punctuality, continuous professional updating and – compared to most of the competition-specific skills not only in the field of personal data protection, but also in the insurance sector and digital innovation.

Italy > Intellectual property Tier 2

Tommaso Faelli  and Giovanni Guglielmetti are the two key partners in BonelliErede's IP practice. The department is split into two groups, with one handling digital and soft IP matters, while the other team covers traditional IP litigation and is especially praised for its expertise in patent disputes, which belong to Guglielmetti's sector specialisms. Faelli focuses on trade marks, copyright, design and unfair competition.

Practice head(s):

Tommaso Faelli

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Pasqualetto; GIovanni Guglielmetti


Personalized service in widely diversified sectors. It has a global, clear and complete vision of all relevant issues, which allows it to tackle the most complex operations and respond to the most sophisticated needs.’

‘Tommaso Faelli and Giulia Pasqualetto are distinguished by a deep knowledge of the market, the regulatory changes and the predisposition to work in multidisciplinary teams, they are one of the keys to the added value offered to meet all the needs of business. We particularly appreciate the pragmatic approach aimed at the real solving of problems and always on time.’

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 3

BonelliErede has been re-organising its TMT practice and growing its profile especially in the fields of innovation, data and cybersecurity, fintech and insurtech, as well as digital start-ups. The multidisciplinary team, which includes experts in business models and taxes in the digital economy, digital payments, smart contracts, data and regulation, is led by Tommaso Faelli.

Practice head(s):

Tommaso Faelli

BonelliErede currently has three strategic outposts: Cairo (Egypt), in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office; Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), in cooperation with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office; and Dubai (UAE). 

Cairo and Addis Ababa were the first outposts established, back in 2016, and are the hub for the firm’s development in Africa. The Dubai office was opened in 2017 to serve the entire Gulf area and support international investment in Africa. 

Beyond Egypt, Ethiopia and the UAE, the firm continues to strengthen its network of highly reputed African and Middle Eastern law firms to respond to its clients’ needs across the regions.