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2008 Recognition.

Since its foundation in 2001, the firm has received several awards and recognitions from the sector publications Financial Times, Legal500, Who's Who Legal, Chambers Europe, etc.

These recognitions are based on research carried out by independent publications with clients and lawyers. Our firm does not finance or otherwise support this research in any way.

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This large, media-focused practice now numbers 16 lawyers, described as “talented, young and able to provide robust support.” Working on a range of matters, they focus primarily on the broadcasting and advertising industries, where they are said to have “very solid experience.” With unparalleled knowledge of the media environment, the practice acts on some of the biggest cases in TV regulatory litigation, counseling and lobbying, sponsorships and advertising, e-commerce and TV commerce. Clients appreciate the team’s proximity to the industry, noting that it “really understands our needs” and “works to high standards.” Chambers Europe 2008 – TMT Media Band 1

Best known for its TMT practice, this firm is making its mark in the Italian corporate mid-market. Lawyers attract positive feedback from interviewees, who described them as “scrupulous and well organised.” Chambers Europe 2008 – Corporate and M&A

Dynamic and energetic Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale is “available 24/7 and always reliable” says one satisfied client. This four-partner practice is known for its media (often seconding out attorneys to major players), entertainment and IT-related work yet has seen increased activity in film, gaming and telco matters. The firm offers transactional, regulatory and contentious advice to domestic and international household names, TV channels and advertising clients, often in e-commerce, digital terrestrial TV, outsourcing, data protection and consumer disputes connected to B2 websites. One client states: ‘”They are professionals that go that extra mile”, and “that makes the difference”; while another service-user declares that “in media law, I don’t think there is a comparable law firm in Italy in terms of technical skills.” Legal500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2008 – TMT Italy

Media and IT focused Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale has a developing mid-market M&A corporate practice. Francesco Portolano and Domenico Colella are key partners and as this pharmaceutical multinational puts it: “the team delivered above expectations, interacting with our lawyers in the US and Spain in an impressive way.” The firm advised a PE fund (investing in European internet companies) and assisted a US power solutions manufacturer with a €110m company acquisition.” Legal500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2008 – Corporate and M&A