Francesca Secondari


  • Leveraging on her long lasting experience in cross border transactions, she takes the lead in coordinating complex multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary transactions involving various European, African and Middle Eastern players.
  • Her practice involves corporate and M&A, commercial law matters, corporate governance and ESG
  • She is also in charge of the coordination of the business development initiatives across Africa and Middle East, in coordination with the local teams
  • Key sectors:
    • Luxury market
    • African market
  • Foreign Languages: English, Spanish


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Member of the Art and Cultural Property Focus Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of Covid-19 Task Force
  • Made partner in 2019
  • Made local partner in 2016
  • Joined the firm in 2003

Ranking and Awards

The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directory lists Francesca as an expert in Italy in the luxury sector.


“Francesca Secondari is an outstanding lawyer with a thorough knowledge of the luxury sector and a wide international experience: conclusive, proactive, fully dedicated, a real partner of the client.”

(The Legal 500 EMEA)


  • 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 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 announces seven new partners - 4 February 2019

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 - 10 December 2018

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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