Marco Bona


MB.O – Bona, Oliva e Associati
Via Dellala no. 8
10121 Turin

Tel: +39 0115111005
Fax: +39 0115150103


Marco Bona is a co-founder and senior partner at MB.O. He specialises in personal injury and he is internationally recognised as a leading author and lawyer expert in personal injury litigation, cross-border accidents and European tort/consumer law. Marco has successfully represented hundreds of foreign clients in connection with illness or injury claims in Italy and abroad.

His team has won compensation on behalf of foreign individuals and families involved in a wide range of accidents, including road traffic accidents, skiing accidents, virus outbreaks (in particular salmonella and Legionnaire diseases), maritime disasters (Costa Concordia), plane crashes and railways disasters (Viareggio, Val Venosta). He has also successfully represented plaintiffs in cases involving medical negligence, accidents at workplaces, asbestos claims, product liability, damages caused by vaccinations, tripping and slipping cases, damages occurred during sports and leisure activities and food poisoning.

Marco is also an academic. Ph.D. in Comparative Private Law at the University of Trento (Italy). Formerly a lecturer at Milan Bocconi University, Castellanza University, Novara University and Ph.D. Law School at University of Turin. He is the author of more than 150 publications on Italian and comparative tort law, personal injury compensation, road traffic accidents, medical negligence, european law, class actions and employment law.

Marco is the Chair of the Academic Committee of PEOPIL (Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers) and the author and co-editor of PEOPIL’s Personal Injury Compensation in Europe (Kluwer, Deventer, 2003) and Fatal Accidents and Compensation of Secondary Victims in Europe (XPL, London, 2005).

Marco is a regular speaker at conferences, seminars and courses throughout Italy. He also provides training to judges and lawyers.

Italian personal injury compensation system is particularly favorable to plaintiffs, especially in case of serious injuries and fatal accidents.

MB.O law firm has extensive experience and broad knowledge in assisting foreign plaintiffs who have been injured in Italy or, regardless of where an accident occurred or the victim’s residence, are entitled to file a claim for damages against Italian defendants.

We have successfully pursued many claims acting on behalf foreign claimants and have first-hand knowledge of the issues that may arise in the event of international personal injury.

Marco Bona, who leads our personal injury practice is internationally acknowledged as a leading author and lawyer expert in personal injury law, cross-border accidents and European tort/consumer law. His team has successfully claimed compensation on behalf of foreign individuals and families involved in a wide range of accidents, including road traffic accidents, skiing accidents, virus outbreaks (in particular salmonella and Legionnaire diseases) and maritime disasters (Costa Concordia).

Marco Bona and his team have successfully represented plaintiffs in major accidents in Italy and abroad, including as plane crashes, railways disasters (Viareggio, Val Venosta) and maritime accidents. Marco is one of the leading members of an International team of lawyers representing more than 150 Egyptian families of the victims of the ferry disaster occurred in 2006 at the Red Sea (the “Al Salam Boccaccio ‘98” ferry disaster) in court proceedings in Italy and Egypt. He was involved in the class actions before U.S. courts by Italian haemophiliacs who contracted HIV from contaminated blood-products.

We regularly work with international law firms in connection with accidents occurred in Italy by providing pre-litigation advice and in court proceedings throughout Italy. We can represent clients in criminal proceedings in Italy and can assistance with evidence gathering, including requesting documents and, information from hospitals and local police forces. In the past, Marco Bona has been appointed as witness expert in judicial proceedings in England.

Our lawyers can advise on conflicts of laws and conflicts of jurisdiction issues, and determine whether a claim should be pursued under Italian law and/or in front of Italian courts, or in another jurisdiction, in each case by providing specialist advice to our clients.

We also advise foreign insurance companies in connection with claims in Italy.

MB.O advises clients in several practice areas under Italian and European Union law.

We act for both national and international clients: over the last two decades we have developed a strong network of local Italian lawyers and experts, whom we know personally, throughout Italy. This network enables us to represent clients on the entire Italian territory.

We have the skills and expertise to provide legal advice to both private and corporate clients in most jurisdictions throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. We have established a worldwide network of leading independent law firms, allowing us to assist our clients with a wide range of international legal issues.

Our lawyers are actively involved in a wide range of international networks including the Global Justice Forum and the Pan-European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers.