BonelliErede awards two Franco Bonelli scholarships
25 June 2019

For the third consecutive year, BonelliErede has awarded two scholarships in memory of its founder, Franco Bonelli.

The scholarships are open to EU citizens with a law degree who are looking to attend a master’s course or research programme – in the US or a European country other than their country of origin – to specialise in the subjects Franco Bonelli addressed in his writings. This year’s call for applications was launched last February.

The selection committee – made up of professors Sabino Cassese, Giovanni Domenichini and Piergaetano Marchetti – decided to grant the scholarships to Pietro Fazzini and Pietro Meineri.

Pietro Fazzini graduated from Bocconi University in Milan and is now pursuing a PhD in comparative, private, civil procedural and corporate law at the University of Milan, with a thesis on the selective communication of information to significant shareholders. He was admitted to Yale Law School, where he will continue his research on the same topic.

Pietro Meineri graduated from the University of Pisa and obtained a master’s in law at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. He was previously also a visiting student at the London School of Economics and at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. The scholarship will enable him to attend an LLM at Harvard Law School.

The entire scholarship programme is coordinated by partner Alberto Saravalle.

Stefano Simontacchi, president of BonelliErede, commented: “For the third year in a row, we are proud to support two young talents as they break into the world of research and the legal profession. These scholarships will give them the opportunity to study at two of the best universities in the world. We can think of no better way to pay tribute to the memory of our founder Franco Bonelli, whose constant pursuit of excellence was the hallmark of his long-standing professional career”.