CHAMBERS EUROPE 2019.
Also for 2019 Portolano Cavallo has been ranked by Chambers Europe in the following practice areas:
- Corporate/M&A – Italy (Band 5)
“[The team] Focuses on corporate matters arising in the media and IT space. Joint venture agreements, M&A and corporate governance advice make up the team’s workload. Experienced in both public and private M&A. Frequently handles the Italian aspects of multi-jurisdictional matters. Clients report that it is a ‘great team’ comprising ‘very dedicated lawyers who are really hard workers’.
Sources also recommend the team for its abilities to provide effective assistance with cross-border mandates.”
“Francesco Portolano (Band 6) is noted for his expertise in the media sphere, advising clients on their M&A operations, including joint ventures. Clients state: ‘He is very effective at finding an alternative solution when necessary and at getting to the core of the issue’.”
- TMT: Information Technology – Italy (Band 2)
- TMT: Media – Italy (Band 1)
“[The team] Couples an outstanding media practice with extensive expertise in IT-related matters. The media team excels in a range of areas, including IP, regulatory, contentious and contractual issues. Data protection, IT contracts and cybersecurity are covered by its IT team. Acts for a broad roster of major global media and technology companies, as well as important financial services providers.
Commentators regard the firm to be ‘very strong in media’.”
Interviewees further point to the department’s ‘expertise and availability’ as key strengths.”
“The ’very business-oriented’ Ernesto Apa (Band 1 – TMT: Media) offers a wealth of expertise in media matters. He handles transactions, IP issues and regulatory issues, and his client roster comprises a list of major international corporates with activity in the television, publishing and cinema spaces. Clients laud his expertise, explaining: ‘He has very strong knowledge of Italian media regulation combined with deep knowledge of trends in the media industry, and he’s able to provide pragmatic and focused advice’.”
“The ‘bright and business-oriented’ Francesco Portolano (Band 2 – TMT: Media) advises an impressive roster of both domestic and international media clients. He is particularly adept at offering transactional support, further to assisting with contentious proceedings.”
“Technology expert Laura Liguori (Band 2 – TMT: IT) offers considerable expertise in data privacy, digitalisation procedures and fintech. She acts for a multitude of high-profile clients, including those with activity in payment services and the luxury goods sector.
In addition, also this year our partner Andrea Gangemi has been personally ranked (Band 5) for the Employment – Italy practice area:
“Andrea Gangemi of Portolano Cavallo is recognised for his ‘excellent business acumen’. He acts on an array of employment matters, such as drafting agreements, dismissal procedures and employee privacy.”
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