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2010 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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  • Ranked Top 50 Law FirmsFinancial Times 2010
    Portolano Cavallo unico studio legale italiano per due volte consecutive nella classifica dei 50 Innovative Law Firms del Financial Times. continua

Includes our attorneys’ individual rankings/mentions

An increasingly important presence on the TMT scene, Portolano has stormed the rankings this year. This young and dynamic team’s stellar media practice was rewarded for its “precision, flexibility and business orientation” with high-profile, cutting-edge mandates for sophisticated clients. Meanwhile, the group’s already strong technology practice developed its expertise in outsourcing, e-commerce and online gaming, and the telecommunications practice is also expanding. This is a firm that “performs spectacularly” and delivers “simply impeccable quality” according to commentators. Francesco Portolano is one of the most active practitioners in the sector and, despite his youth, is one of the most highly respected. Domenico Colella is involved in Internet and content work. Interviewees earmark Ernesto Apa as a rising star. Chambers Europe 2010 – TMT Media Band1

This outfit receives some very positive client feedback, and the lawyers are noted for their availability and promptness. Chambers Europe 2010 – Corporate/M&A

Micael Montinari has overseen the steady growth of this firm’s litigation group since he joined in June 2006. His career has mirrored the progress of the practice, and he was appointed partner in January 2009. With an array of clients from the telecommunications, high fashion, luxury car, media and entertainment industries, amongst others, the firm is becoming increasingly recognised by the market. Chambers Europe 2010 – Dispute Resolution

Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale’s service ‘is top in all terms: response time and business attitude is excellent, and industry expertise in the area of media, e-commerce and technology is unmatched’, with the team also noted for its ‘ability to deploy the right resources for the right issues’. The client list includes prominent names in the TV, entertainment and advertising sectors, as well as internet, e-commerce, and IT and outsourcing companies. Francesco Portolano is the leading figure in the department. Legal500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2010 – TMT Tier 1

Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale’s team grew in 2008 with the arrival of of counsel Antonella Barbieri and counsel Antonia Verna, and Antonello Lupo, a tax lawyer with M&A expertise previously at Norton Rose Studio Legale. The group acts for clients on cross-border deals, venture capital matters and multi-jurisdictional acquisitions. Legal500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2010 – Corporate and M&A

Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale acts for a variety of well-known clients from the media, telecoms and IT fields. Micael Montinari heads the team. Legal500 Europe, Middle East & Africa – Dispute Resolution