Antonio La Porta, 41, joined BonelliErede in 2015, after stints at major Italian and international law firms, and the legal departments of IMI Bank in Luxembourg and San Paolo IMI in Rome. Antonio specialises in structured finance, covered bonds and securitisation operations. He is a member of the Banks Focus Team and the Africa Team.
Matteo Maria Pratelli, 38, joined BonelliErede in 2003, and is mainly based at BonelliErede’s Genoa office. He specialises in M&A and extraordinary transactions, and restructuring of companies and assets in generational transitions. Matteo is also adept at handling litigation and arbitration concerning trade and corporate matters. He is a member of the Private Clients Focus Team.
Enrico Vaccaro, 37, joined BonelliErede in 2004. He also specialises in M&A and extraordinary transactions, in addition to corporate consultancy with a particular focus on the banking, financial and payment services, fashion and luxury and real estate sectors. He is a member of the Banks Focus Team and he will strengthen the Rome-based team.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Antonio, Matteo and Enrico, who have contributed to the growth of BonelliErede, particularly in the strategic practices of banking, financial and corporate law” – commented Co-Managing Partners Stefano Simontacchi and Marcello Giustiniani. “We believe that becoming a partner represents the befitting, and accessible, acknowledgement to our most deserving young professionals, and a source of energy and new motivation for the firm as a whole, which is essential in this period of great change that our firm is proudly experiencing”.
These appointments bring the total number partners to 67. The over 400-strong team of professionals work in synergy across the firm’s European, African and Middle East offices.