Stefano Cacchi Pessani


  • M&A, corporate litigation and extraordinary transactions, with particular focus on:
    • takeovers in the banking, financial and luxury sectors
    • public M&A
    • governance issues
    • corporate litigation
  • Structuring and management of complex corporate and M&A transactions, including:
    • transactions involving the banking, luxury and air transport sectors
    • cross-border M&A for foreign clients
  • Foreign languages: English, French


  • Former Board member
  • Member of the Banks Focus Team
  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2009
  • Joined in 1999
  • Previously worked for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Stefano as an expert on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions in Italy.


Described as “a hard worker and excellent negotiator”.
(Chambers and Partners)


  • Lecturer qualified for teaching commercial law, lecturer of International Comparative Business Law at Bocconi University of Milan and Extraordinary Transactions law at the University of Genoa
  • Member of the Italian bar
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

BonelliErede adapts its governance structure to face new challenges - 3 December 2018

BonelliErede’s partners met on Saturday, 1 December, to discuss some important aspects concerning the governance structure of the firm, which is the leader in Italy for legal and tax services. Board members Stefano Cacchi Pessani, Marcello Giustiniani, Umberto Nicodano, Alberto Saravalle and …

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BonelliErede approves new three-year strategic plan. Marcello Giustiniani and Stefano Simontacchi re-appointed as co-managing partners - a new board of partners elected - 23 May 2016

At the partners meeting held at the head office in Milan on 21 May, governance and strategic development were the main topics under discussion. The partners unanimously approved the reappointment of Marcello Giustiniani and Stefano Simontacchi as co-managing partners for a further three years. …

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