Giovanna Bonafede

Giovanna Bonafede

Attorney at Law
Dottore in giurisprudenza

Via Canova 15
CH-6901 Lugano

Tel +41 58 200 31 00

Fax +41 58 200 31 11


Patrizia Locatelli and Deborah Schauer;

Giovanna Bonafede provides legal counsel and representation in contentious disputes, both civil and administrative. She has particular experience as counsel in litigation in the areas of commercial, banking, inheritance, family, and real estate law.

Practice areas
  • Civil law
  • Commercial law
  • Banking and finance law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy
  • Litigation
  • Administrative law
Practice groups
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • Private clients
  • 1991: Examination for admission to the practice of law in Italy
  • 1987: Doctor of Law, laureate program (law and economics), Guido Carli Free International University for Social Studies (LUISS), Rome, Italy
Experience / Career
  • as of 01/2019: Senior Associate, Kellerhals Carrard, Lugano
  • 2017-2018: Associate, Kellerhals Carrard Lugano SA, Lugano
  • 2012-2017: Associate, PSMLaw SA, Lugano
  • 2001-2012: Associate in a law firm, Lugano
  • 1994-2001: Associate in a law firm, Lugano
  • 1991-1994: Notary and counsel at the notarial office "Leonardo Milone", Rome, Italy
  • 1987-1991: Legal and notarial internship at a law firm and at the notarial office "Leonardo Milone", Rome, Italy
  • Italian
  • English
  • Bar Association of the Canton of Ticino (OATi)
  • Swiss Bar Association
Publications and presentations
  • Co-author, Manuale Pratico del Notaio (A Practical Handbook for Notaries), a compendium of forms for notarial acts, Locarno, 1997

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