Carlo Pianese

Local Partner

+971 45646618

Main office: Dubai


  • M&A
  • cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • early stage investments, fund formation and corporate finance
  • Languages: English, Italian


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Carlo has extensive experience working on tens of cross-border transactions across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa.

Ranking and Awards

  • Carlo is recommended by The Legal 500 for M&A in the UAE (2018)


  • Member of the Italian Bar Association and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • University of Nottingham, L.L.M. in International Commercial Law, 2001
  • University of Florence, JD (summa cum laude), 2000
  • University of Leicester, Certificate in European Higher Legal Studies, 1998

Knowledge Sharing

UAE: issued new foreign direct investment law

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UAE: Reforms opening to foreign investments

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BonelliErede announces integration of regional law firm Tribonian Law Advisors

BonelliErede announced today the integration of regional boutique law firm Tribonian Law Advisors (TLA), based in the UAE and operating in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia through an international partnership. The integration comes as a strategic move to further boost the firm’s ambitions to expand i …

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