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Portolano Cavallo

PIAZZA BORROMEO, 12, 20123 MILAN, ITALY
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Milan, Rome

Italy

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 6

Portolano Cavallo

Traditionally known for TMT-related M&A, Portolano Cavallo is also highly regarded for transactional work in the fashion and luxury, life sciences, manufacturing, chemicals and retail sectors. Francesco Portolano and Manuela Cavallo are the names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo is well known for handling contentious TMT-related matters, but is also involved in corporate, banking and finance, insolvency, IP and data protection cases. Practice head Micael Montinari and counsel Marco Bellezza are the key contacts. IP litigator Lydia Mendola was promoted to partner in April 2018 alongside Martina Lucenti, who joined from BonelliErede in October 2017. Of counsel Clemente Perrone da Zara also joined the team in October 2017 from CBM & Partners.

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EU and competition law
EU and competition law - ranked: tier 5

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo¬†has good transactional, regulatory and contentious capabilities and is noted for its strength in the TMT and luxury goods sectors. The team, led by ‚Äėhelpful, knowledgeable and efficient‚Äô counsel Enzo Maras√†, provides ‚Äėexcellent, high-quality advice‚Äô and ‚Äėworks proactively to find solutions that are practically applicable to the business of the company‚Äô.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Portolano Cavallo

With specific expertise in the digital and media sectors, Portolano Cavallo¬†covers contentious and non-contentious M&A-related employment matters, dismissal proceedings and restructurings as well as social security and data protection issues. Practice head Andrea Gangemi, who was made partner in April 2018, attracts praise for his ‚Äėexcellent know how and competence‚Äô. Ga√ęlle Maisonneuve, formerly of counsel with the firm, moved to an in-house position.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo's team, which is led by M&A specialist (and recently promoted partner) Luca Gambini, is noted for its 'hands-on' approach and 'pragmatic' attitude. Its varied workload includes advice on corporate transactions, litigation and data protection. Counsels Marco Blei and Elisa Stefanini are strongly recommended for their IP and regulatory knowledge respectively. Stefanini is 'responsive and knowledgeable'. The group has seen a significant number of new arrivals and promotions; in one notable development, Martina Lucenti made partner in 2018, following her arrival from BonelliErede in 2017.

Next generation lawyers

Elisa Stefanini - Portolano Cavallo

Marco Blei - Portolano Cavallo

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Industry focus: TMT
Industry focus: TMT - ranked: tier 1

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo's 'depth of expertise in the TMT sector is unlike that of any other firm in the market', according to some clients. Its wide-ranging client base includes major operators in the TV, cinema, software, publishing and automotive sectors. A 'strong communication style and professionalism' are hallmarks of the practice, which is strong in corporate, regulatory, litigation, IP and data protection. Ernesto Apa, Francesco Portolano and Laura Liguori are joint heads of team. Manuela Cavallo is also highly recommended. Barbara Corsetti, Tommaso Foco and Lydia Mendola made partner in January 2018. Of counsel Giulio Novellini, who specialises in privacy, data protection and telecoms work, joined from Jones Day in April 2018.

Leading individuals

Ernesto Apa - Portolano Cavallo

Francesco Portolano - Portolano Cavallo

Laura Liguori - Portolano Cavallo

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Portolano Cavallo

Intellectual Property: Copyright - ranked: tier 2

Portolano Cavallo

Traditionally strong in the TMT sector, Portolano Cavallo is increasingly adept at assisting clients from the digital, life sciences and fashion sectors with IP transfer, licensing, protection and enforcement. Lydia Mendola, who was made partner in April 2018, leads the team.

Next generation lawyers

Lydia Mendola - Portolano Cavallo

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