Augusto Praloran


  • M&A, corporate law and business contracts
  • Key sectors:
    • fashion, luxury goods and design
    • food and catering
    • industrial machinery and equipment
  • Foreign languages: English


  • Member of the Private Equity Focus Team
  • Country Partner for India
  • Made partner in 2019
  • Joined the firm in 2008
  • Worked as a trainee and junior associate for a leading international law firm (2003–2006) and a major Italian law firm (2007)
  • Seconded to Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. in Mumbai, India (2012)

Ranking and Awards

The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directory lists Stefano as an expert in Italy in private equity.


“Eliana Catalano and Augusto Praloran are recommended for their competence, but also for their approach to counterparts, which is much appreciated. They always aim to find solutions without legal obstinacy.”

(The Legal 500 EMEA)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from Bocconi University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (“USMCA”)

With the conclusion of the ratification process, the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) is set to enter into force on July 1, 2020.  The USMCA, replacing the NAFTA, will notably limit the scope of using arbitration to resolve investment disputes to those concerning violation of …

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A new IMI2 call (JU Call 21) for the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to combat coronavirus infections da coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (“WHO”) recently declared COVID-19 a pandemic. European institutions are thus pulling out the stops to gain a greater understanding of the virus, above all to help develop clinical and public health measures to improve patient health and contain the spread o …

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The ICSID Rules Amendment Proposals #3: a good chance to increase consensus?

On 16 August 2019, ICSID issued for the third time its proposals for amendment of its rules. The proposals aim to respond to the main challenges and criticism of the ICSID system in the last decades, such as those relating to transparency in the conduct and outcome of proceedings, disclosure …

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EU Directive on copyright in the digital single market

On June 7th, Directive (EU)2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market entered into force. Its purpose is to (i) harmonize further EU law applicable to copyright and related rights in the framework of the internal market, (ii) introduce additional exceptions and limita …

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African Medicines Agency

The health ministers of the 55 states that form the African Union unanimously adopted the text of the treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency. The new regulatory agency will play a key role in coordinating member states’ activities, including by establishing commo …

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Ethiopia changes gear in the plan to open to privatization and foreign investments

Ethiopia is at a crossroad: the executive council has recently announced its decision to open state monopolies in the telecoms, electricity, logistic and transport sectors to private investors. Click

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BonelliErede announces seven new partners - 4 February 2019

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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BonelliErede teams up with Private Equity Insights for the 3rd Italian Private Equity Conference in Milan - 5 October 2017

BonelliErede’s Private Equity Focus Team has teamed up with Private Equity Insights for the 3rd Italian Private Equity Conference today in Milan. The annual conference is the foremost private equity event dedicated to top tier industry experts in Italy and Southern Europe. It provides invalua …

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