Mario Roli


  • Corporate and M&A
  • Energy, infrastructure and regulated sectors (e.g. utilities, airports)
  • Private equity and assistance to infrastructure funds

Foreign Language: English


  • Team Leader of the Infrastructure Focus Team
  • Member of the Bank Loans Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Equity Focus Team
  • Member of the Golden Power Task Force
  • Country Partner for the USA New York
  • Firm’s representative in the Best Friends European Cross Borders M&A Committee
  • Made partner in 2004
  • Joined in 1995
  • Secondment at Slaughter and May in London (2001)

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Mario as an expert in Italy in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and the energy sector.


Clients say Mario is “a great M&A lawyer”.

(Chambers and Partners)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from the University of Genoa

Knowledge Sharing

More filings, few conditions: a glimpse into the Italian government’s 2019 FDI screening report

The Italian government recently published its annual FDI screening report for 2019. Despite the wider scope of application and the growing number of transactions subject to FDI screening, conditions were imposed in only 13 cases (approx. 16% of the total number of filings). Perhaps not so su …

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Energy and Infrastructure M&A in the Age of Covid-19: Italy

Energy and infrastructure M&A in the age of Covid-19: new risks and legal issues, but also opportunities. All broken down for you here by our

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Golden Power: investments in strategic sectors

States around the world are becoming more involved in the economy and, through the Golden Powers legislation, are exercising control on investments in strategic sectors. What are the reasons behind this trend? Will Italy, which as has been very cautious in using the Golden Powers to date, ch …

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Golden Power: current landscape in the EU about "Foreign Direct Investment"

Foreign direct investment control mechanisms around the world vary in both substance and procedure. But what about in the EU? Even though it boasts a very open regime, concern about foreign investors, including state-owned companies, in strategic businesses is growing: their role in cross …

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Investing in non-core infrastructures

Funds and other investors are hunting for opportunities off the most beaten tracks. Non-core infrastructures seem to be the latest gold mine, but what are they? Hospitals and private clinics, data centres, car parks, schools, etc. Our Energy and Infrastructure Focus Team teamed up with Inspi …

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inspiratia’s 2019 legal advisor rankings: BonelliErede the only Italian firm - 11 February 2020

inspiratia – a leading news and analysis provider in the global infrastructure investment and renewable energy markets – ranks BonelliErede as the sixth-best infrastructure legal advisor by deal count in 2019. This ranking is significant recognition for BonelliErede, especially for its Ener …

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BonelliErede launches the first task force dedicated to Golden Powers legislation - 17 October 2019

BonelliErede has launched a new task force dedicated to all matters relating to Italy’s Golden Powers legislation to respond to investors’ needs created by this complex and highly topical piece of legislation on investments in strategic sectors. The legislation gives government bodies the p …

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BonelliErede tops global infrastructure deals ranking - 11 February 2019

BonelliErede ranked 1st for total deal value (€24.7 billion) and 4th for total number of deals in the global ranking of legal advisors active in the infrastructure sector, published by infrastructure and renewable energy data provider inspiratia. This is a significant accomplishment for the l …

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