With more than 300 professionals, BonelliErede is one of the largest independent law firms in Italy, with offices in Milan, Genoa, Rome, Brussels, London, Cairo (in cooperation with Kosheri, Rashed & Riad) and Addis Ababa (in cooperation with Teshome Gabre-Mariam Bokan). It was established in 1999 when Bonelli e Associati merged with Erede e Associati and Pappalardo e Associati. Bonelli Erede Pappalardo rebranded itself BonelliErede in July 2015 to better reflect the firm’s unity and prominence as a leading player in the global legal market.
The firm enjoys a reputation as Italy’s market leader, providing first-class legal advice and transaction management in all areas of commercial law. BonelliErede provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary legal services, particularly in the areas of M&A and private equity, energy, project finance, capital markets, banking and finance, EU law, antitrust, domestic and international litigation and arbitration, administrative law, tax law, employment law, criminal law and intellectual property law.
As part of its international strategy, BonelliErede is a member of the Best Friends – a network of six leading independent law firms, which include Bredin Prat, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter and May and Uría Menéndez.
Since the foundation of the firm, the International Arbitration team has thrived under the leadership of Professor Antonio Crivellaro. Thanks to the skills and expertise of its professionals, BonelliErede remains a pioneer and established leader in this field.
BonelliErede is the sole multi-practice Italian law firm with a dedicated team of international arbitration experts and a leading practice in investment arbitration, having assisted foreign investors in almost 20 high-profile disputes against state entities.