Italian firms set to merge
The integration with Lombardi e Associati was unanimously approved at BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting last month.
Lombardi e Associati is one of the leading Italian independent law firms in litigation and corporate law and advises Italian and foreign companies, banks and insurers, investment funds and institutions, and private clients.
As of July 1, 2019, about 70 professionals will join BonelliErede, including litigation partners Giuseppe Lombardi, Renato Bocca, Filippo Rossi and Lazare Vittone; corporate partners Niccolò Baccetti, Johannes Karner, Stefano Nanni Costa and Federico Vermicelli; banking partner Mara Fittipaldi and administrative law partner Mauro Pisapia. PierDanilo Beltrami, Adriana Cavigioli, Lotario Dittrich and Manuela Soligo will join the firm as of counsel.
Giuseppe Lombardi will work alongside Vittorio Allavena as joint coordinator of the Litigation Department of BonelliErede. Stefano Nanni Costa will join the board, bringing the number of board members to eight.
“This integration propels us on to a great new adventure”, commented BonelliErede’s president Stefano Simontacchi, who went on to add, With the integration of Lombardi e Associati, we confirm our position as the market leader in Italy and, furthermore, we add recognised expertise and long-standing experience in law. We are united in our will and determination to continue pursuing the strategic objectives we have set out for ourselves, and we will continue to increase investing particularly in international development and innovation. The driving force that guided everyone who made this possible was, as ever, our purpose.
Giuseppe Lombardi, president of Lombardi e Associati, commented, “We are pleased with the result reached together and proud to become part of BonelliErede, which has always been at the forefront and actor of the evolution of the legal profession in Italy, especially in terms of international development and innovation. Together we will grow a new generation of excellent professionals. This move allows us to be part of a firm that has become an institution in Italy. This brings the number of people at BonelliErede to over 750 across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.