Barbara Napolitano


  • Financial markets
  • Privatisations
  • Capital markets transactions, with particular expertise in:
    • IPOs and secondary offers
    • public tenders
    • takeover bids
    • purchase and exchange of securities related to equity, or equity-linked financial instruments, and debt instruments
  • Defence of issuers before CONSOB
  • M&A (particularly cross-border)
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Structuring of listed companies’ governance
  • Foreign languages: English, French


  • Member of the Equity Capital Markets Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Compliance & Investigations Focus Team
  • Member of the Digital Innovation Focus Team
  • Member of the Infrastructure Focus Team
  • Country Partner for Japan
  • Made partner in 2006
  • Joined in 2001
  • Previously worked for DG XVIII – European Commission in Luxembourg (1994-95)

Ranking and Awards

The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directory lists Barbara as an expert in equity capital markets in Italy.


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from La Sapienza university in Rome
  • External professor of private law at Tor Vergata university in Rome (1995-1996)

Knowledge Sharing

Energy and Infrastructure M&A in the Age of Covid-19: Italy

Energy and infrastructure M&A in the age of Covid-19: new risks and legal issues, but also opportunities. All broken down for you here by our

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BonelliErede introduces its ESG group - 30 November 2021

BonelliErede has launched a multidisciplinary ESG group in response to the ever more important ESG (environmental, social and governance) challenges facing the corporate world today. The ESG group is an offshoot of the firm’s Corporate Governance Focus Team, which will oversee its work. It br …

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BonelliErede brings together its digital innovation expertise to create a dedicated focus team - 6 May 2019

Innovation, fintech, insurtech and start-ups are the four pillars of BonelliErede’s new Digital Innovation Focus Team. Professionals from various depts – who have years of experience in helping highly innovative companies and driving forward innovation, financial and insurance services’ d …

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A great success for BonelliErede at the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards 2015 - 3 July 2015

The 11th edition of the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards was held on 30 June in Milan, this year focusing on corporate law, particularly on real estate, private equity, pharma and Made in Italy. BonelliErede came away with three awards – making us the most awarded firm of the night …

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