Mr Paolo Bonolis > CMS > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

00184 ROME

Work Department

Banking & Finance




Paolo Bonolis has been the head of the Banking and Financial Law Department since 2005.

His professional activities and experience includes advising some of the top Italian and foreign banks and financial institutions on complex financing transactions and regulatory matters. He also assists globally-active clients in the investment services, insolvency, shipping and private equity sectors.
Paolo also advise the leasing and financing divisions of some of the major automobile brands.
Paolo is a member of the Board of Directors and the Board of Statutory Auditors of various corporations.


Italian, English and French


– Order of Attorneys of Rome
– IBA – International Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Private equity

CMS‘ private equity lawyers leverage their corporate skills on investment deals; they also assist with the incorporation, structure and formation of new entities, taxation, compliance and regulatory issues. In addition, the group works closely with the firm’s finance, capital markets and competition law departments. Paolo Bonolis is regularly involved in private equity and venture capital transactions, and Massimo Trentino advises private equity funds on high-profile deals. Paolo Scarduelli focuses on private equity transactions of all types and sizes, and Pietro Cavasola is a corporate and M&A expert.

Italy > Investment funds

CMS ‘has incredibly extensive knowledge of investment funds and a hugely developed network‘. The practice specialises in alternative funds including private equity, real estate, energy and infrastructure, hedge, venture capital, credit and debt, in relation to fund formation and ongoing regulatory and transactional activities. Paolo Bonolis is ‘a great strategic thinker and problem solver’ and of counsel Andrea Arcangeli, who is highly respected by all counterparts‘, is an AIF expert.

Italy > Banking and finance: lender or arranger side

CMS recently assisted significant banks and other lenders with financing and refinancing, acquisition finance and debt restructuring. The team is also experienced in structuring complex acquisition and structured finance transactions, particularly in relation to factoring and other asset-backed security deals. Paolo Bonolis is the practice’s contact partner for major finance clients.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side

CMS was recently involved in several financing and refinancing, acquisition finance and debt restructuring transactions. The practice assists group companies with structuring complex finance deals, negotiating standard sets of documents to align them to Italian law and practice, and day-to-day banking operations. Paolo Bonolis has considerable experience in banking and financial transactions.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory

CMS‘ regulatory expertise covers investment services, asset management and financial and payment services. Paolo Bonolis‘ experience includes advising Italian and foreign banks and financial institutions on complex financing transactions and regulatory matters, and Massimo Trentino assists investment funds and issuers with regulatory matters. Of counsel Andrea Arcangeli is an investment management and financial services specialist, and counsel Maria Giovanna Pisani is experienced in regulatory compliance.