Francesca Secondari


  • She takes the lead in coordinating all matters and involve other BonelliErede offices, our Egyptian partner, Bahaa-Eldin Law Office, and other law firms in African countries for cross-border matters as required


  • Corporate M&A
  • Extraordinary transactions
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Transaction management
  • Luxury market
  • African market
  • Foreign Languages: English, Spanish, French


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team


  • Made partner 2019
  • Joined in 2003
  • Her past experience includes assistance to clients in respect to banking and real estate matters. She also served as supporting general counsel at one of the most prominent luxury brands
  • Her activities focused on M&A, Banking, Corporate, Commercial Agreements and Real Estate transactions. She is currently directly involved in drafting and negotiating M&A deals and in particular share purchase agreements, mergers, de-mergers, group reorganisation, shareholders agreements, investment agreements, purchase and disposition of assets, put and call option agreements, coordination of due diligence processes. As per general corporate matters she assists clients in relation to extraordinary transactions, drafting and negotiation of by-laws; services and supply agreements and of other commercial agreements such as supply agreements, distribution agreements and franchise agreements. She also assists clients in managing complex and cross-borders transaction.


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Member of the Ilustre Colegio de Abogados of Madrid
  • Law degree from the University of Perugia

Knowledge Sharing

Covid-19 and Egyptian Law Key Issues: Amendments to personal income tax law

The Covid-19 outbreak in Egypt and in many areas of the Middle East and North Africa has led to a public health emergency and unforeseen challenges for businesses. It has also led to uncertainties, including from a tax/legal perspective. No doubt you are asking yourself many questions, espec …

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Francesca Secondari's publications



BonelliErede announces seven new partners

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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Four new hires in Egypt to boost BonelliErede’s reach

Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its Egyptian team in Cairo with the hire of four experienced lawyers: Mostafa Moussa, Mohamed Hossam El Ehwany, Ahmad Farghal and Nayera Sherif. Mostafa Moussa, 35, is an expert corporate, capital markets, banking and restructu …

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A new international practice and a new cooperation in Egypt to consolidate development in Africa and the Middle East

Angelino Alfano joins the Milan office of BonelliErede as Of Counsel for the new Public International Law & Economic Diplomacy Focus Team Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, former Egyptian deputy Prime Minister, will be managing the Egyptian law office that will cooperate with BonelliErede   BonelliEr …

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