Eliana Catalano


  • M&A (domestic and cross border)
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures and commercial agreements
  • Particular expertise in the following sectors:
    • fashion, luxury and design goods
    • manufacturing
    • business services
    • sports and leisure
    • consumer goods
    • real estate
  • Foreign languages: English


  • Board member
  • Team Leader of the Private Equity Focus Team
  • Member of the Digital Innovation (strategic support)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of beLab S.p.A. (a public limited company wholly owned by BonelliErede) since July 2020
  • Made partner in 2009
  • Joined in 2001
  • Foreign lawyer at Cravath New York office in 2004 and at its London office in 2005

Ranking and Awards

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


“She’s noted for being an excellent negotiator”
(The Legal 500 EMEA)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • LLM in corporate law and corporate finance from the University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Law degree from Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome

BonelliErede renews its board and executive leadership and makes up four new partners - 31 May 2021

At BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting on Friday, 28 May, the partnership was called on to renew the board and executive roles of the firm – leader in Italy for legal and tax services. Board members Andrea Carta Mantiglia, Stefano Nanni Costa and Stefano Simontacchi are now joined by Giulia …

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BonelliErede’s alternative legal services provider beLab enhances its services and becomes a company - 14 October 2020

Innovation, technology and scalability: these are the traits that distinguish the services offered by beLab, BonelliErede’s alternative legal service provider, which is now a newly incorporated public limited company. Alessandro Musella, president of the new company, commented: “beLab has s …

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BonelliErede teams up with Private Equity Insights for the 4th Italian Private Equity Conference in Milan - 25 October 2018

BonelliErede’s Private Equity Focus Team has teamed up for the second year in a row with Private Equity Insights for the 4th Italian Private Equity Conference today in Milan. The annual conference gathers together the most significant players of the Private Equity industry for a day of enric …

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