BonelliErede is one of the largest independent law firms in Italy, with offices in Milan, Rome, Genoa, Brussels, London, Cairo (in cooperation with Bahaa-Eldin Law Office), Addis Ababa (in cooperation with Tameru Wondm Agegnehu Law Office), Dubai, Frankfurt (in cooperation with Hengeler Mueller) and Beirut (as part of the integration of the law firm Tribonian Law Advisors). BonelliErede is not only a leading law firm in Italy but also a successful independent international law firm; an essential part of its international strategy is to forge relationships with a wide number of other distinguished independent law firms in Europe and worldwide. It offers a full range of commercial legal and tax services, combining business acumen with academic excellence By combining the skills of its professionals, the firm also offers support through specialised working groups organised by sector and practice: the focus teams. The focus teams pool individual legal expertise and in-depth sector knowledge to offer clients assistance with all aspects of their businesses. BonelliErede comprises 82 partners, 5 local partners, 21 of counsels, more than 400 associates supported by about 220 staff employees. Among its lawyers, it boasts 20 university professors. BonelliErede took part in some of the most important M&A transactions that involved the Italian banking sector in the last years, following each step of the authorisation procedures before the Italian and the European authorities. Moreover, BonelliErede regularly provides advice to major international and national banks and investment firms on the rules governing investment services and banking activities; in this context, it maintains a continuous relationship with the most important Italian associations of this category. BonelliErede also gained significant expertise in the asset management field; it provides advice for the setting up of asset management companies, and the authorisation procedures relating to the constitution of investment funds. Genoa 1 Via delle Casaccie 16121 Genoa Italy Tel: +39 10 84 621 Fax: +39 10 81 38 49 Milan Via Barozzi 120122 MilanItaly Tel: +39 02 771131Fax: +39 02 77113260 Full list of locations

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