Vittorio Allavena


  • Litigation, with particular focus on:
    • corporate law
    • bankruptcy
    • banking and insurance
    • private clients
    • directors’ and majority shareholders’ liability for abuse of management and coordination powers
    • liability of financial intermediaries
    • abuse of economic dependence in supply relations
    • D&O and BBB insurance coverage
    • follow-on actions for antitrust damages
  • Arbitration cases, acting as counsel and as arbitrator

Foreign languages: English


  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of the Insurance Focus Team
  • Member of the Sports Law Focus Team
  • Member of the Private Clients Focus Team
  • Member of the Competition Litigation Task Force
  • Made partner in 2000
  • Joined Bonelli e Associati in 1991, which evolved into BonelliErede

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Vittorio as an expert in corporate litigation in Italy


“Vittorio Allavena proved to be an excellent and successful professional in managing very complex and highly critical disputes for the client.”

(The Legal 500 – EMEA)


  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione)
  • Law degree from the University of Genoa

Another first in Italy: BonelliErede launches its Competition Litigation Task Force - 10 February 2021

BonelliErede has drawn on its strengths in civil litigation and competition law, its expertise in competition-related damages actions, and its proven track record to set up a new task force dedicated to competition litigation – the first of its kind in Italy. The Competition Litigation Task F …

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BonelliErede and Lombardi e Associati: integration is a go - 27 May 2019

The integration with Lombardi e Associati was unanimously approved at BonelliErede’s partners’ meeting today. Lombardi e Associati is one of the leading Italian independent law firms in litigation and corporate law and advises Italian and foreign companies, banks and insurers, investment fu …

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