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


  • Managing Partner of the firm
  • Board member since 2021
  • 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 Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Eliana as an expert in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and 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

Andrea Carlevaris and Paolo Di Giovanni to co-head BonelliErede’s international arbitration practice - 12 June 2024

BonelliErede announces the appointment of Andrea Carlevaris (Rome) and Paolo Di Giovanni (Milan) as the new co-heads of the firm’s international arbitration practice, which was founded by Prof. Antonio Crivellaro (of counsel and current international arbitration team member). Andrea Carlevari …

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BonelliErede strengthens its administrative law team with three of counsel - 14 March 2024

BonelliErede expands its administrative law team with the arrival of Biagio Giliberti and Francesco Marone. They join as of counsel at BonelliErede’s Rome and Milan offices, respectively. Biagio Giliberti, full professor of administrative law, has years of experience in public contracts, conc …

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BonelliErede announces appointment of Daria Ghidoni to its Healthcare & Life Sciences Focus Team - 1 March 2024

BonelliErede announces the appointment of Daria Ghidoni as of counsel and member of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Focus Team at the firm’s Milan headquarters. For over 20 years, Daria Ghidoni was a high-ranking manager of the legal dept at Recordati S.p.A., an international pharmaceutica …

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