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


“He is an exceptional lawyer: he is extremely experienced and astute, as well as being a pleasure to deal with on a personal level.”

(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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