Eliana Catalano

Partner of BonelliErede

Eliana Catalano joined BonelliErede in 2001 and has been a partner since 2009.


She is a team leader of the private equity focus team and a member of the innovation and digital transformation focus team. Since 2020 she has also been a member of the board of directors of beLab, BonelliErede's alternative legal service provider.

She has been involved in M&A and private equity for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in cross-border transactions and is a frequent speaker at international conferences on M&A and private equity.

Over the years, she has assisted private equity sponsors (Italian and foreign) in the investment and exit phases (through a trade sale, secondary buy-out, Ipo/dual track and portfolio sale procedures) and family businesses in the context of opening their capital to financial investors.

It is mentioned by the international legal guide The Legal 500 Emea as a leading individual in Italy for private equity.

She boasts a distinct international vocation. She holds a LL.M in corporate law and corporate finance from Cambridge University and was a foreign associate with Cravath, Swaine & Moore Llp in New York in 2004 and London in 2005.

She has been a member of the Milan Bar since 2001.

Distinguished skills:

  • M&A
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate law

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