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2015 Recognitions.

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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  • Portolano Cavallo wins 2 awards at European Women in Business Law Awards:

    - “Best firm in Italy” for the fourth year in a row

    - “Best national firm for talent management” for the third year in a row

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  • “Portolano Cavallo is a leading regional firm in TMT Law...

    ...with three “excellent” practitioners. The “talented” Laura Liguori stands out in our research for her “responsive”, “user-friendly” and “intuitive” counsel. She is generally regarded as “the best internet and e-commerce specialist in Italy”

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  • Chambers Global 2015
    Portolano Cavallo ranked on Chambers Global 2015.  CHAMBERS GLOBAL

    17th march 2015 - This year Portolano Cavallo has been ranked by Chambers Global for the practice areas Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

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One of Italy’s most prominent firms in the media and IT sectors advising some of the most recognised players in the Italian market. Frequently acts on behalf of foreign investors looking to invest in Italy.

Strengths (quotes mainly from clients): ‘Highly responsive, practical and commercial – an efficient way of working’.

‘What’s new? Francesco Portolano recently moved to the Milan office from Rome’.”

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2015 – CORPORATE M&A

Young and dynamic team that acts on the full range of TMT-related disputes, including corporate and commercial issues, as well as IP, antitrust and bankruptcy proceedings.

Strengths (quotes mainly from clients): ‘The team is open to suggestions and proposes initiatives. It is very specialised and focused on the final goal’.

Micael Montinari is described by sources as ‘precise and straight to the point’. His practice encompasses litigation and ADR.”

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2015 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Andrea Gangemi of Portolano Cavallo is lauded by clients for his commercial acumen. He is described as a ‘good communicator and negotiator’, and is commended for always being available. He has strong expertise in top-level management contracts, bonus and stock option plans, consultation agreements and individual and collective dismissals.”

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2015 – EMPLOYMENT

Predominantly handles soft IP issues in the media and luxury sectors. Covers both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Strengths (quotes mainly from clients): ‘The team is quick, reactive and has a strong knowledge of business’. Department head Micael Montinari is key contact for the practice.”

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2015 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Leading media and IT practice covering a range of matters, including M&A transactions and competition law issues. Also has strong expertise in cybersecurity, e-commerce and outsourcing. Receives outstanding market feedback for its media work and advises an array of high-profile clients in this sector.

Strengths (quotes mainly from clients): ‘Portolano Cavallo has strong expertise in the TMT arena like no other firm in Italy’.
‘Smart, informed, business-oriented and flexible’.”

CHAMBERS EUROPE 2015 – TMT

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale’s team has ‘in-depth knowledge of the issues facing technology companies’, and stands out for TMT deals and mid-market transactions. Milan and Rome-based Manuela Cavallo is recommended along with ‘brilliant M&A attorney’ Francesco Portolano, who is experienced in cross-border media deals.”

LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2015 – CORPORATE M&A

Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale’s ‘incredibly responsive and excellent’ team handles regulatory, contentious and transactional work for multinational clients. Its core strengths lie in media and technology, and it is also highly active in the national television sector, where it advises around 50 channels on industry matters. Laura Liguori is ‘excellent’, Ernesto Apa has ‘extensive knowledge of the media market’, and Francesco Portolano ‘excels at complex TMT deals’. ”

LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2015 – TMT

Manuela Cavallo maintains her strong market reputation. She handles M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance.
Francesco Portolano is described by sources as a ‘proactive problem solver’, and is highly regarded for his ‘smart and modern approach’ to M&A in the media sector. Sources also acknowledge his excellent English language capabilities.”

CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2015 – CORPORATE/M&A

Micael Montinari is described by sources as ‘precise and straight to the point’. His practice encompasses litigation and ADR.”
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2015 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Head Micael Montinari is key contact for the practice. The firm predominantly handles soft IP issues in the media and luxury sectors.”

CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2015 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY