The current socio-economic landscape is sparking a paradigm shift in the infrastructure industry.

In the post-Covid world, infrastructure will be one of the main drivers of every country’s development: it requires specialist skills that only a multidisciplinary firm that has strong ties with the country where it has been operating for almost 30 years, including with its institutions. And we pride ourselves on having the expert hands you need to guide you through such a delicate and strategic sector.

For many years now, we have brought together the best legal skills in infrastructure in one team to provide a service of excellence to all stakeholders, be they public or private.

Providing legal services in regulated sectors – such as roads, telecommunications and airports, to name but a few – requires specific teams that easily meet client needs thanks to their multidisciplinary expertise. That’s why we have an Infrastructure Focus Team.

Thanks to the team’s extensive expertise, we satisfy the wide variety of requests that crop up, e.g., advice on extraordinary transactions, drafting of various types of opinions, support in domestic and international litigation, advice on EU law, and liaising with regulatory authorities.

We work with oil & gas multinationals and large Italian and international companies in transport and telecommunications, and with national and local public entities on privatisation and business combination plans. We are the benchmark for large infrastructure funds looking to enter the Italian market because we know the market inside and out and we get straight to the heart of every issue.

When we say we’re multidisciplinary, we really mean it. We will always be right by your side, offering the highest standards of service for all aspects of your business.


Here’s what sets us apart:

  • Expertise in dealing with the authorities, the public sector and new market players
  • Outstanding service in all areas of law relevant to this sector. BonellieErede partners are ranked as leaders by the main international legal guides in corporate, contract, public and environmental law, project finance and antitrust sectors
  • Very strong ties with the financial and industrial communities in Italy
  • Combination of academic experience and the expertise of a specialist boutique firm with the approach of a large international firm


Learn more about our Focus Teams.

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Streamlining Italy’s FDI screening framework: pre-notification now possible - 16 September 2022

On 24 September, a regulation streamlining Italy’s FDI screening framework will come into effect. Its goal is to reduce the number of notifications filed (which has skyrocketed in the last few years) and speed up the screening process. The biggest change is the introduction of a pre-notifica …

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More filings, few conditions: a glimpse into the Italian government’s 2019 FDI screening report - 4 November 2020

The Italian government recently published its annual FDI screening report for 2019. Despite the wider scope of application and the growing number of transactions subject to FDI screening, conditions were imposed in only 13 cases (approx. 16% of the total number of filings). Perhaps not so su …

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Energy and Infrastructure M&A in the Age of Covid-19: Italy - 27 April 2020

Energy and infrastructure M&A in the age of Covid-19: new risks and legal issues, but also opportunities. All broken down for you here by our

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Golden Power in the time of Covid-19: new sectors, tighter control - 20 April 2020

Fear has spread that low market values are favouring predatory acquisitions of strategic assets of national interest by foreign investors. On 9 April, Law Decree No. 23 entered into force – bringing significant changes to legislation on government screening of foreign (but also domestic) i …

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How Covid-19 measures affect investment control in Italy and the EU? - 6 April 2020

This note addresses the following 3 developments in investment screening caused by Covid-19 outbreak: The Cura Italia decree suspended the timeframe for administrative procedures, including Golden Power, but lodging an urgency request could be a way to avoid the suspension; …

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Golden Power: current landscape in the EU about "Foreign Direct Investment" - 23 December 2019

Foreign direct investment control mechanisms around the world vary in both substance and procedure. But what about in the EU? Even though it boasts a very open regime, concern about foreign investors, including state-owned companies, in strategic businesses is growing: their role in cross …

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Foreign investment control in Italy: new timeframe and rules - 15 November 2019

In Italy, the government’s powers to screen investments in strategic sectors take the evocative name of “Golden Power”. Last Wednesday (13 November), the Italian parliament approved the conversion into law of Law Decree 105/2019, which introduces significant changes to Italy’s Golden Po …

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Giving Preference to Egyptian Products in Government Contracts - 20 November 2018

With the aim to further boost local industry, recently Egyptian government amended Law No.5 of 2015 by expanding the scope of the law requiring to give preference to Egyptian Products in Government Contracts. Our Africa Team and Energy and Infrastructures Focus Team analyse

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The European Fund for sustainable development and the EFSD guarantee - 22 May 2018

In 2017 the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have established the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), the EFSD Guarantee and the EFSD Guarantee Fund: measures supporting businesses, bodies and organisations with the goal (i) to enable inve …

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BonelliErede expands its partnership: six new partners announced

On 17 December, BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting approved the promotion to partner of six of the firm’s managing associates: Livia Cocca, Francesco Casamassa, Gianpaolo Ciervo, Daniele Gambirasio, Giulio Mazzotti and Giovanni Minuto. Livia Cocca joined BonelliErede’s Milan office in 200 …

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BonelliErede makes up three partners

BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting on Saturday, 11 December approved the promotion to partner of Enrico Chieppa, Giorgio Frasca and Federica Munno, the former a senior counsel and the latter managing associates of the firm. Enrico Chieppa joined BonelliErede in 2005 and is based in Milan. He …

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Abu Dhabi and "Light", the largest solar plant in the world is ready

Named “Noor”, which in Arabic means light, is something that the new solar power plant just completed in Abu Dhabi will use in abundance to illuminate the homes of about 90 thousand people. Such is, in fact, the requirement that the 1,117-megawatt maximum power plant equipped with 3 …

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