Bonelli Erede Pappalardo hires nine from A&O

January 26, 2016 Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo has hired a team of lawyers from Allen & Overy to strengthen its banking offering in London. The best friend firm to Slaughter and May has brought on A&O's Italian senior partner Massimiliano Danusso and eight additional lawyers.

Danusso steps in as managing partner of the Italian firm's London office, taking the reins from Andrea Carta Mantiglia. Some of the lawyers coming over to the firm will be based in Milan and Rome, but the the team is headquartered in Bonelli's London office.

Danusso as previously head of A&O's Italian capital markets practice and is a specialist in structured finance and the field of derivatives.

After the hires, Bonelli's London office will be home to 48 banking and finance lawyers, four of whom are partners.

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