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.
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Among top 15 Mid-Market M&A legal advisors ranking in Italy for Q1-Q3 2013. Thomson Reuters
October 18, 2013 - Portolano Cavallo in top 15 M&A Mid Market Legal Advisor ranking in Italy for Q1-Q3 2013, published by Thomson Reuters. continue
Global Legal Advisory 2013 Bloomberg
October 8, 2013 - Portolano Cavallo moves to sixth place in the Mergers & Acquisitions rankings by for Bloomberg for Italy in the first 9 months of 2013. continue
Europe Women in Business LawLegal Media Group
June 20, 2013 - In the ceremony held in London on June 19, Portolano Cavallo has been awarded with the Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2013 for Italy. continue
Among top 10 Mid-Market M&A legal advisors in Italy. Thomson Reuters
January 10, 2013 - Portolano Cavallo among top 10 Mid-Market M&A legal advisors in Italy. continue
This enterprising firm predominantly handles TMT-related corporate and M&A work, particularly for clients from the IT and media sectors. The team attracts an impressive number of leading international clients and also maintains a strong reputation in the domestic market. Sources say: “The lawyers are capable of speaking my language and don’t confuse us with unnecessary technical terms. They are also there for us whenever we need them, day or night. Lastly, the team has a very wide world view and can apply or contrast Italian law with legal concepts in other countries.” Name partner Manuela Cavallo is the main contact here and has acted on a number of the team’s key deals.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2013 – CORPORATE/M&A
Andrea Gangemi of Portolano Cavallo is lauded by clients for his practicality and deep knowledge of all aspects of employment law. International clients also cite him as a trusted interpreter of Italian law, saying: “To a foreigner, Italian labour laws are highly complex and confusing; Andrea does a great job of steering his clients through the complexities.”
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2013 – EMPLOYMENT
Sources commend this firm’s strong communication skills and business-oriented approach. The group mainly acts on IP advisory work in areas such as telecommunications, fashion and IT. It also regularly uses its outstanding media know-how to advise many clients in the entertainment industry”. Sources say: “A strong team that goes beyond the legal aspects to really get to the core of the issue.” According to clients, Antonella Barbieri is “quick, thorough and excellent at putting things into context.” She has experience in TV and film production, copyright and licensing issues”.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2013 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Name Antonello Lupo of Portolano Cavallo covers a broad range of tax matters including litigation, start-ups and transfer pricing. He draws praise for his preparation, speed, efficiency and teamwork.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2013 – TAX
This four-partner TMT practice continues its excellent reputation in media and IT. With over 50 TV channels in its client portfolio, it wins exceptional praise for its in-depth knowledge of the media sector. Over the past year it has been particularly busy acting on regulatory, commercial and strategic matters relating to the launch of TV channels. On the IT side, regulatory matters and e-commerce have formed a substantial part of its recent caseload. Sources say: “No other firm can match its understanding of the institutional aspects of the media sector.” “The lawyers are young people who are passionate about their work and are not afraid to suggest a different approach. They offer creative and strategic solutions.” Francesco Portolano remains one of the most prominent media lawyers in Italy. He is also active in technology and is lauded for his “positive and enthusiastic approach.” Department head Ernesto Apa focuses on television regulation, commercial contracts, advertising and exploitation of audiovisual content. One client remarks: “He is absolutely great: his conclusions, focus and perspective are always excellent.”
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2013 – TMT
Name partner Manuela Cavallo is the main contact here and has acted on a number of the team’s key deals. The firm predominantly handles TMT-related corporate and M&A work, particularly for clients from the IT and media sectors.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2013 – CORPORATE/M&A
Department head Micael Montinari is the key contact here. The team has notable expertise in TMT-related disputes and assists notable multinational clients with both litigation and arbitration cases.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2013 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Antonello Lupo of Portolano Cavallo covers a broad range of tax matters including litigation, start-ups and transfer pricing. He draws praise for his preparation, speed, efficiency and teamwork.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2013 – TAX
Forward-thinking telecommunications, media and technology ensemble Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale has grown considerably since its establishment in 2001 to occupy a place in the upper tiers of the market. The IP arm seamlessly handles cross-border licensing projects, including deals in printing, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, and also advises on contentious matters.
IAM MAGAZINE – PATENT 1000 2013 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale is best known for its high-profile work in TMT-related M&A transactions. The practice’s experience includes representing targets, buyers and vendors in cross-border corporate, private equity and venture capital deals, including M&A and joint ventures. Milan and Rome-based Manuela Cavallo is an experienced adviser.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2013 – CORPORATE/M&A
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale is best known for media-related IP work, and has gained experience in IP transfers, licensing and other non-contentious and contentious aspects of trade marks, patents, copyright, music, software, and domain names. Practice head Ernesto Apa’s ‘ability to anticipate issues is rare’. Micael Montinari and Antonella Barbieri are also experienced advisers.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2013 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Led by of counsel Antonello Lupo, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale provides tax advice on corporate structures and M&A, and assists in tax litigation and tax planning.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2013 – TAX
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale acts for over 50 TV channels and is a go-to firm for highly complex regulatory issues. It is also experienced in IT outsourcing, and has developed its work for the telecoms industry. Head of TMT transactions Francesco Portolano is recommended along with internet and technology head Laura Liguori and media and telecoms head Ernesto Apa.
LEGAL500 EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2013 – TMT