Commercial contracts

We can give you the best advice on every kind of commercial contract: from complex cases outside of your normal commercial experience (outsourcing contracts, for example) to ordinary operations, such as revising existing contracts, drafting and reviewing general sales and purchase conditions for goods and services and issuing and participating in calls for supply and procurement contract – both private and public.

We are adept at working alongside in-house counsel and the people who handle contractual relations: purchasing departments, sales departments, site managers, etc.

Today we are facing a constant rise in aspects such as the abuse of economic dependence, compliance with consumer codes and sub-contracting regulations, tax issues in infra-group transactions, and risk assessment for possible insolvency proceedings by counterparties and contractual remedies. We create innovative solutions for every one of these issues.

Our sights go beyond national borders thanks to our Best Friends and worldwide network of law firms; we can therefore advise you on drafting contracts governed by foreign national laws.

Whether you’re a large company, a multinational or an SME looking to develop or restructure your business, we’ll be there with clear, accurate solutions.

We have experience in countless sectors, thanks to our sector specialised focus teams: from the industrial – construction, manufacturing, chemicals, fashion, property, information technology and communications – to the more strictly regulated, such as banking, insurance, transport, energy and healthcare.


Here’s what sets us apart

  • We have extensive knowledge of your sectors and of the most common contractual issues, thanks to our years of managing due diligence procedures for M&A deals and both domestic and international disputes. Added to all this is our competence in IP, antitrust and restructuring/insolvency cases
  • Our partners and consultants include former general counsel from companies in the petrochemical, construction and defence/aerospace industries, giving us a thorough understanding of the peculiarities of each sector and the challenges faced by in-house counsel

Case Studies

Digital transformation in banking

In 2018, total global investment in fintech companies hit $111.8 billion across 2,196 deals. In Europe alone, investment in fintech reached $34.2 billion across 536 deals. Technology giants such as Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook are venturing into the financial services industry …

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Ethiopia pushes on public private partnerships

Ethiopia has introduced a legal framework for public private partnerships to facilitate privately financed projects to support Ethiopia's grows: a clear process for private parties wishing to invest in specific public project in Ethiopia is now set. More details are available

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Compensation for public contractors

The long-awaited Public Contractors’ Compensa …

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New edition of the FIDIC suite of contracts

After almost 18 years, FIDIC has updated its Rainbow Suite of Contracts, which is widely used in major construction projects worldwide. Find here more details on the new co …

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BonelliErede announces seven new partners

On 2 February, the partners’ meeting approved the appointment of seven new partners: Riccardo Bicciato, Riccardo Bordi, Marco De Leo, Gabriele Malgeri, Nicola Marchioro, Augusto Praloran and Francesca Secondari. Riccardo Bicciato (45) joined the firm in 2010 and specialises in banking and fin …

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Two new partners join BonelliErede’s international arbitration practice

BonelliErede announces the strengthening of its international arbitration practice with the arrival of two partners on 1st September 2017: Laurence Shore and Andrea Carlevaris. Laurence Shore has been a partner in the New York City office of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was head of the pub …

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BonelliErede announces four new partners

On 17 December, BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting approved the appointment of four new partners: Giulia Bianchi Frangipane, Marco Adda, Stefano Brunello and Giuseppe Manzo. Giulia Bianchi Frangipane, 39, joined BonelliErede in 2005. She specialises in corporate law, with particular focus on …

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