Alberto Saravalle


  • Corporate law
  • M&A
  • Capital markets
  • Key sectors:
    • Energy
    • Infrastructure
  • Foreign Languages: English, French, Spanish


  • Country partner for the USA, New York
  • Team leader of the Art and Cultural Property Focus Team
  • Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team
  • Member of the Equity Capital Markets Focus Team
  • Member of the Infrastructure, Energy & Ecological Transition Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Clients Focus Team
  • Member of the Golden Power Task Force
  • Founding partner of Bonelli e Associati in 1992, which evolved into BonelliErede in 1999
  • Former Board member (managing partner 2007-2013)
  • Legal advisor to the Undersecretary for European Affairs in the Draghi government and to the Minister of European Affairs in the preceding government
  • Advised the Minister of Economic Development on questions of competition and market liberalisation (2006-2007)
  • Advised the Ministry of Industry (1988-1992)
  • Worked for Shearman & Sterling in New York in 1986 and their Paris office from 1990-1992
  • Author of essays and frequently writes editorials for various Italian and foreign newspapers

Ranking and Awards

The Chamber & Partners international legal directory listed Alberto as one of Italy’s major experts in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions


“He has an impressive track record and strong expertise in the market”

(Chambers & Partners)


  • Member of the Italian bar, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court
  • Associate professor of EU law at the University of Padua
  • Member of the New York bar
  • LLM from Yale Law School
  • Bachelor of laws from the University of Cambridge
  • Law degree from the University of Padua

Knowledge Sharing

Corporate Governance Laws and Regulations: ICLG Guide 2023

Our Corporate Governance Focus Team is proud to have been chosen to author the Italian chapter for the 16th edition of the ICLG – Corporate Governance guide, which gives an overview of publicly traded companies listed on …

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Golden Power: investments in strategic sectors

States around the world are becoming more involved in the economy and, through the Golden Powers legislation, are exercising control on investments in strategic sectors. What are the reasons behind this trend? Will Italy, which as has been very cautious in using the Golden Powers to date, ch …

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Golden Power: current landscape in the EU about "Foreign Direct Investment"

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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Coming to a Theatre Near You: United States Private Client Planning and Litigation Developments

A very special guest joined us on 12 November for the last of our JurisInStudio 2019 gatherings: Joshua Rubenstein, global chair of Katten’s private clients practice. Joshua talked about the main drivers of change in the private clients sector since the financial crisis in 2008, …

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Achmea: the future of investment arbitration in Europe

The European Court of Justice’s controversial judgment in Achmea v Slovak Republic has cast serious doubt on the continued viability of arbitration under intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. In an interesting webinar available here, our four i …

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BonelliErede launches the first task force dedicated to Golden Powers legislation - 17 October 2019

BonelliErede has launched a new task force dedicated to all matters relating to Italy’s Golden Powers legislation to respond to investors’ needs created by this complex and highly topical piece of legislation on investments in strategic sectors. The legislation gives government bodies the p …

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BonelliErede adapts its governance structure to face new challenges - 3 December 2018

BonelliErede’s partners met on Saturday, 1 December, to discuss some important aspects concerning the governance structure of the firm, which is the leader in Italy for legal and tax services. Board members Stefano Cacchi Pessani, Marcello Giustiniani, Umberto Nicodano, Alberto Saravalle and …

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BonelliErede supports the second edition of MuseoCity in Milan - 2 March 2018

BonelliErede continues its commitment to the arts: the Art and Cultural Property Focus Team supported the second edition of the event MuseoCity between 2 and 4 March,  hosted by the MuseoCity Association in collaboration with the City of Milan. The annual event –involving the main public and …

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