According to some commentators, the Italian legal market is about to witness a merger that would create the largest independent law firm in Italian history. BonelliErede and Lombardi Segni are engaged in exploratory talks. If the operation is concluded there would be a new absolute leadership of the market.
Twenty years after its foundation BonelliErede continues to grow, both at home and abroad. Under the leadership of Stefano Simontacchi, the firm has achieved important milestones that have enabled it to consolidate its position. Internationally, the firm has grown with the acquisition of Tla in Dubai and strengthened presence in Cairo thanks to the partnership agreement with the Ziad Bahaa-Eldin boutique. To all this was added the creation of a new Focus team for public international law, with the nomination as of counsel of former minister Angelino Alfano. He will be responsible for the civil law practice with a particular focus on public international law, international trade, compliance and anti-terrorism proceedings.
Lombardi Segni e Associati is one of the leading Italian firms in the area of litigation and corporate law. With over 100 professionals, it operates in Milan and Rome. Founding partner Giuseppe Lombardi is one of the most respected litigators in the country.
If the merger is confirmed, it will give rise to a very high-profile structure of with more than 500 lawyers and stellar turnover. Stay tuned for more details on this ongoing operation.