Stefano Brunello


  • Tax law, with particular expertise in:
    • tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and of company reorganisations (national and international)
    • international tax planning
    • inheritance and estate planning
    • real estate transactions
    • general tax advice
  • Key sectors:
    • fashion and luxury goods
    • large-scale retail trade
    • retail trade
    • services
    • real estate
    • non-profit
  • Foreign languages: English and Portuguese


  • Country Partner for Latin America
  • Member of the Tax Litigation Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Equity Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2016
  • Joined the firm in 2003
  • Worked as an associate for a leading international law firm
  • Seconded in 2011 to leading Brazilian law firm Barbosa Mussnich & Aragao in São Paulo, where he handled investments in Brazil by Italian and other foreign entities


  • Chartered accountant
  • Economics degree from the University of Padua

Knowledge Sharing

Article 56 of the “Cura Italia” Decree: moratorium on the payment of loan instalments and effects on derivative contracts

On 17th March 2020, the government passed Law Decree no. 18/2020 (the “Cura Italia” Decree), as converted into law and in course of publication in the Italian Official Gazette, introducing, inter alia, new measures to support businesses suffering from ca …

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LBOs (mergers) and deductibility of interest expenses: interesting developments with Italian Supreme Court decision of July 2018

On July 2018 the Italian Supreme Court stated that A limited company may deduct interest expenses without assessing whether they are connected to the business activity. This Circular is relevant for all the private equity firms, as it seems to protect newcos (and/or the company resulting fr …

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Chambers Europe Awards 2018, BonelliErede is "Italy Law Firm of the Year" - 3 January 2019

On Friday 20 April 2018 the Chambers Europe Awards were held, organised by the Chambers & Partners international legal guide, which awards law firms active in Europe based on research from the last twelve months. This year, BonelliErede received the award for “Italy Law Firm of the Ye …

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BonelliErede teams up with Private Equity Insights for the 3rd Italian Private Equity Conference in Milan - 5 October 2017

BonelliErede’s Private Equity Focus Team has teamed up with Private Equity Insights for the 3rd Italian Private Equity Conference today in Milan. The annual conference is the foremost private equity event dedicated to top tier industry experts in Italy and Southern Europe. It provides invalua …

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BonelliErede crowned “Law firm of the year - consultancy” at the 2017 Legalcommunity Tax Awards - 22 March 2017

Monday 20 March: BonelliErede was crowned “Law firm of the year – consultancy” at the Legalcommunity Tax Awards. The judging panel highlighted the team’s ability to anticipate problems and their thorough understanding of business, further commenting that they are “a point of refer …

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