This firm appears in the Who's Who Legal 100 2013
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FIRM OF THE YEAR – ITALY
Once again, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo is recognised as our firm of the year for Italy. With offices throughout Italy’s main legal centres as well as Brussels and London, the firm provides expert advice across a range of practice areas. Consistently nominated as an “outstanding” firm, BEP fields an impressive total of 32 inclusions in 15 chapters.
|BONELLI EREDE PAPPALARDO|
|TOTAL LISTINGS IN WHO’S WHO LEGAL: 32|
|Practice Area Breakdown|
|Arbitration||2||Insurance & Reinsurance||1|
|Banking||1||Labour & Employment||1|
|Capital Markets||3||M & A||5|
|Competition||5||Oil & Gas||1|
|Corporate Governance||5||Real Estate||2|
|Corporate Tax||2||Regulatory Communications||1|
|Insolvency & Restructuring||1|
Competition is a key practice area for the firm, which prides itself on its “top of the range” advice on regulatory and multi-jurisdictional matters. Among the five exceptional lawyers included is Massimo Merola, managing partner of the firm’s Brussels office. He is held in high regard for his “commercial nous” and “solid understanding” of EU competition regulations. Colleague Maurizio Pappalardo operates from both the Brussels and Milan offices and has “extensive experience” of a full range of competition law issues, focusing on cartels, abuse of dominance and state aid. Milan-based Luca Radicati di Brozolo is a “highly regarded specialist” in all areas of competition law and also features in our regulatory communications and arbitration chapters.
BEP excels in mergers and acquisitions with a further five inclusions in this chapter. The firm’s multidisciplinary approach is demonstrated by its M&A experts’ inclusions in multiple practice areas. Founding partner Franco Bonelli is a “highly esteemed” practitioner, having advised the Italian authorities as well as numerous corporations on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings. In addition, he is “sought after” for his work in insolvency and restructuring and corporate governance. Sergio Erede, a co-founder of the firm, is a “consummate expert” and has built up “considerable experience” in M&A, as well as corporate governance. He has acted for many key Italian companies, including the Valentino Fashion Group and Telecom Italia. Colleague Alberto Saravalle is a “first-class” lawyer and recommended for both M&A and corporate governance. The firm’s “premier” corporate team also features Roberto Cera and Umberto Nicodano, both lauded for their “technical expertise” and business “know-how”. The former also features in our real estate chapter alongside Carlo Montagna, whose “innovative” approach to clients’ needs is “second to none”.
Catia Tomasetti coordinates the banking and finance team and her accolades include working on the first ever project finance transaction in Italy. She is “renowned” for her finance “panache” and focuses her practice on the energy sector. Rated highly for his work in construction and arbitration as both counsel and arbitrator, of counsel Antonio Crivellaro is “outstanding in the field” and regularly acts for major Italian building contractors.
The breadth of skill at Bonelli Erede Pappalardo is further demonstrated by the inclusion of its lawyers in our management labour and employment, oil and gas, capital markets, corporate tax, banking and insurance chapters.
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