Maurizio Pappalardo


  • European Union law and Competition law, with particular focus on:
    • mergers
    • joint ventures
    • cartels
    • abuse of dominant position
    • state aids
    • distribution agreements
    • energy, including renewables
    • public procurement, concessions
    • anti-dumping law
    • freedom of establishment and free circulation of capital, goods and services
  • Representation of clients before courts and authorities (including the Italian competition authority and the European Commission)
  • Foreign languages: English, French, German


  • Member of the Family Businesses & SMEs Focus Team
  • Member of the Digital Innovation Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2002 and Of counsel in 2016
  • Internship at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (1992-1993)
  • Worked for a leading law firm in New York (1995-1996)

Ranking and Awards

Listed in the Chambers & Partners legal directory as a major expert in European Union law and competition law.


  • Member of the Belgian Bar
  • Member of the Italian Bar (Avvocato stabilito)
  • Member of the New York Bar
  • LLM from the New York University School of Law
  • Law degree from Cattolica University of Milan

BonelliErede brings together its digital innovation expertise to create a dedicated focus team - 6 May 2019

Innovation, fintech, insurtech and start-ups are the four pillars of BonelliErede’s new Digital Innovation Focus Team. Professionals from various depts – who have years of experience in helping highly innovative companies and driving forward innovation, financial and insurance services’ d …

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Three new awards for BonelliErede at the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards 2017 - 10 July 2017

BonelliErede received three new awards at the 2017 edition of the Legalcommunity Corporate M&A Awards held on 6 July. Following its recent success at the TopLegal Industry Awards, the firm was crowned “Pharma Corporate M&A Firm of the Year” thanks to the achievements of the Healthca …

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