2011 Recognition.

Since its foundation in 2001, the firm has received several recognitions from the sector publications Financial Times, Legal500, Which lawyer?, 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 2011
    Portolano Cavallo: a leader in innovation for the third year running. continue
  • The Italian market prides itself on its close relationships with clients, so Portolano Cavallo has reached great heights indeedChambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2011
    Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale’s technical Italian excellence has once again been rewarded in Europe: the firm has received the Chambers Legal Award for Excellence 2011 for Italy for its service to clients. continue

Known for its strength in TMT, this firm has been increasing its position in the corporate and M&A market. Representing a number of Italian and multinational clients, the team impresses interviewees with its quality and flexible service. Offers a very sophisticated and inventive service.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2011 – CORPORATE/M&A

This young firm gained its reputation mainly in corporate/M&A and TMT, but is continuously increasing its presence in other practice areas. Litigation and arbitration work mostly comes from the above sectors, and the team’s particular strength lies in IP litigation, which is, together with media-related matters, the main area of expertise of department head Micael Montinari. A significant proportion of work also comes from IT and contractual obligation issues. Clients value the team’s youth, motivation, efficiency and technical innovativeness. Although the dispute resolution department is based in Rome, the firm benefits from its recently opened Milan office.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2011 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

This young team has a growing reputation in the market and handles litigation and arbitration disputes relating to the commercial, M&A and TMT sectors. Practice head Micael Montinari is the principal contact for clients.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2011 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

This highly successful firm houses one of the leading TMT practices in the market. Ranked in the top tier for media, the team covers the full spectrum of issues, encompassing licensing agreements, regulatory matters and litigation. The group also comes recommended for IT and telecommunications, where it gains recognition for its work in e-commerce and outsourcing. Its impressive client roster includes large multinational and domestic clients, who appreciate the team’s expansive knowledge and dynamic approach. The lawyers really understand our industry so can provide very strategic and creative advice.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2011 – TMT: MEDIA

Best known for its media sector expertise, the ‘dynamic and personally involved’ Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale recently launched a presence in Milan, with five full-time attorneys, and is expanding its mid-market practice. A pan-European private equity fund was assisted in acquiring a Milan-based retail chain.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2011 – CORPORATE AND M&A

Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale’s dispute resolution practice is growing as a result of its Milan office’s expansion. It recently featured in a number of arbitrations. Noted predominantly for its strength in media and IT-related cases, the practice has also acted in insurance and commercial disputes.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2011 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale has developed a tax practice with the arrival of Antonello Lupo from Norton Rose Studio Legale. Lupo is recommended for tax advice in relation to M&A, corporate structures, tax litigation, and tax planning.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2011 – TAX

Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale remains a leader in the TV/entertainment sector, with its representation of over 20 TV channels. The practice is also recommended for its work in the advertising, gaming, IT and e-commerce matters. Recent work includes DTT matters, strategic regulatory advice and assisting clients with the launch of their Italian operations. ‘Talented lawyer’ Francesco Portolano is recommended.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2011 – TMT