Umberto Nicodano


  • Corporate governance
  • M&A (public and private)
  • Key sectors:
    • private equity
    • luxury (hard luxury and fashion)
    • automotive
    • insurance
    • banking
    • manufacturing of industrial products and machinery
  • Foreign languages: English, French


  • Former Board member (managing partner 2001–2007)
  • Member of the Private Equity Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Clients Focus Team
  • Member of the Digital Innovation Focus Team (strategic support)
  • Country Partner for France
  • Partner since BonelliErede was founded
  • Member of the Board of Directors of beLab S.p.A. (a public limited company wholly owned by BonelliErede) since July 2020

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international law guides list Umberto as one of Italy’s major professionals in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and private equity.


“He’s the kind of lawyer who goes above and beyond your expectations.”
(Chambers and Partners)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

BonelliErede’s alternative legal services provider beLab enhances its services and becomes a company - 14 October 2020

Innovation, technology and scalability: these are the traits that distinguish the services offered by beLab, BonelliErede’s alternative legal service provider, which is now a newly incorporated public limited company. Alessandro Musella, president of the new company, commented: “beLab has s …

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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 teams up with Private Equity Insights for the 4th Italian Private Equity Conference in Milan - 25 October 2018

BonelliErede’s Private Equity Focus Team has teamed up for the second year in a row with Private Equity Insights for the 4th Italian Private Equity Conference today in Milan. The annual conference gathers together the most significant players of the Private Equity industry for a day of enric …

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