Lorenzo Melchionda


  • He 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


  • International arbitration, with particular expertise in:
    • international investment law
    • public international law
    • international construction law
    • international litigation


  • Key sectors:
    • oil & gas
    • construction
    • sovereign debt restructuring
    • Russian and the Ukrainian market
    • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

– Foreign languages: English, French, and Spanish (working knowledge)


  • Member of the Africa Team
  • Member of the Construction & Engineering Focus Team
  • Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team


  • Joined the firm in 2016
  • Worked as a senior associate at the Paris offices of a leading international law firm (2006-2016)
  • Worked for BonelliErede in Milan (2002-2005)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Rivista del Commercio Internazionale (The Law of International Trade)
  • Has widely authored various publications on international investment law and international arbitration
  • Guest lecturer at various master classes (New York University, Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Polytechnic University of Turin) and speaker at conferences


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Member of the Paris Bar
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

Achmea: the future of investment arbitration in Europe

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Third Party Funding: a useful tool to know in international arbitration

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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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BonelliErede teams up with the Addis Ababa University School of Law for a cycle of lectures in International Arbitration

BonelliErede and The Addis Ababa University School of Law team up for the cycle of lectures: “Advanced intensive seminar in International Arbitration”. The cycle of lectures kicks off today at the Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa and will last until April, 30th. It aims to offer a …

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