Matteo Maria Pratelli


  • M&A and extraordinary corporate transactions
  • Corporate law advice and corporate governance
  • Private clients, with a specific focus on corporate reorganizations and estate planning in inter-generational transitions
  • Corporate litigation
  • Foreign languages: English


  • Member of the Family Companies Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Clients Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2018
  • Joined the firm in 2003
  • Seconded to Slaughter and May (corporate/M&A group) in London (2009–2010)
  • He has experience on:
    • corporate matters and transactions
    • contentious M&A (both private and public) and shareholder activism
    • corporate litigation
  • Author of several publications on corporate law


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Honorary lecturer on business and corporate law at the University of Genoa
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal Giurisprudenza Commerciale (Commercial Law, Giuffrè editions)
  • Law degree from the University of Genoa

Knowledge Sharing

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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Foreign investment control in Italy: new timeframe and rules

In Italy, the government’s powers to screen investments in strategic sectors take the evocative name of “Golden Power”. Last Wednesday (13 November), the Italian parliament approved the conversion into law of Law Decree 105/2019, which introduces significant changes to Italy’s Golden Po …

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BonelliErede announces three new partners - 4 December 2017

On 2 December 2017, BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting approved the appointment of three new partners: Antonio La Porta, Matteo Maria Pratelli and Enrico Vaccaro. Antonio La Porta, 41, joined BonelliErede in 2015, after stints at major Italian and international law firms, and the legal depart …

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