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

Knowledge Sharing

Two more nails in the coffin of investment arbitration in the EU

Two recent decisions by the Court of Justice of the EU confirm the doctrine of incompatibility of investment arbitration with EU law and expand its scope to arbitral proceedings based on ad hoc arbitration agreements and multilateral treaties. Our

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The High Court of Justice of England and Wales hands down a landmark judgment on derivative contracts entered into by an Italian local authority

On the heels of the Italian Supreme Court’s well-known Cattolica decision of May 2020, a new chapter has been written in the long-running legal debate over certain derivative contracts entered into by a small local authority in Italy. This time, the High Court of Justice of England and Wal …

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ICC Arbitration Rules 2021

New Arbitration Rules of the ICC will enter into force on 1 January 2021 and will apply to proceedings commenced after that date. The 2021 Rules reflect the most recent trends in the industry (e.g., transparency, the digital transition, flexibility and streamlining of the proceedings), witho …

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EPC contracts and indirect tax treatment in Egypt

What indirect tax aspects do non-Egyptian contractors need to consider in relation to Egyptian EPC contracts entailing services to be partially performed outside Egypt?

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Latest from the US

Recent US cases regarding discovery and challenges of award deserve attention. Our International Arbitration Focus Team comments US decisions on: Discovery under Section 1782 admitted for commercial arbitration The extraterritorial reach of discovery under Section 17 …

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The revised Milan Chamber of Arbitration Rules: Leading the way in arbitral procedure

On 1 March 2019, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration issued its revised Rules on Arbitration, which apply to all proceedings commenced after that date. The CAM Rules seek to incorporate the innovations that have emerged in the last decade, raising the CAM’s profile in the competitive arbitrat …

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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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