Studio Legale Bonora e Associati is an independent law firm, established in 2000 and currently composed of five Partners, four Senior Associates and nine Associates.
Bonora e Associati mainly specialises in commercial and corporate law, M&A, banking and finance, asset management, payment services, bankruptcy law, as well as in public tenders, utilities and energy law. The firm also deals regularly with issues of labour law and protection of personal data. Its practice area includes litigation, arbitration and ADR.
The firm assists multi-national groups, corporations and financial institutions in the negotiation and arrangement of complex corporate and financial transactions, such as M&As, transfers of businesses, establishment, restructuring and winding-up of companies, joint ventures, granting of credit facilities, pool financing, inter-company loans, subordinated and hybrid loans and debt restructuring.
The firm also covers the regulatory aspects, relating to:
- Licensing, conduct of business and winding-up of regulated entities, such as banks, financial and payment institutions, investment firms and asset management companies;
- Transfer of shareholdings in those institutions;
- Transfer of financial businesses and portfolios;
- Establishment, management and winding up of Italian branches of foreign institutions.
Bonora e Associati's mission is to offer to its clients top-quality and highly specialised legal services and assistance with the emphasis on personal, fiduciary and long-lasting relationship, problem-solving and business-oriented approach, flexibility, punctuality, competitive rates and fully-transparent fee reporting.
Strong and well-established links with firms based in almost every European country, Turkey and North America allow Bonora e Associati to deal efficiently and effectively with complex cross-border transactions and disputes.
Several lawyers of the firm regularly collaborate with various Italian universities and study centres and take part in research projects, seminars and publications. They bring their academic experience into the practice and are frequently asked by clients to set up and deliver training programs for their executives and staff.
In particular, Mr Luca Pisani, one of the Partners of the firm, is full professor of Commercial Law at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli".
Bonora e Associati also actively collaborate with the European Society for Banking and Financial Law (www.aedbf.eu), bringing together banking and corporate legal counsels, practitioners, judges, academics, public officials and economists specialising in the legal aspects of banking, financial and capital market sector. Mr Claudio Bonora, one of the founding partners of the firm, is Honorary President of the European Society, and Roberto Ferretti, another Partner, is currently Vice-President.
In 2013 and 2015 Bonora e Associati has been successful in the Industry Choice category Financial Transactions Law Firm of the Year in Italy in the framework of the 2013 and 2015 International Global Law Experts Awards.
In addition, the firm has been awarded the title of Financial Transactions Law Firm of the Year in Italy in the 2014, 2016 and 2017 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards.