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 has been ranked first place in the “Business and Professional Services” category among the companies awarded by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the 5th edition of Welfare Index PMI 2020, the ranking of the 78 companies that have particularly distinguished themselves for their human resources policies.
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  • Portolano Cavallo recognised as “Best firm in Italy” for the ninth year in a row at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2020!


    Lydia Mendola was also personally ranked as “Best in Copyright”
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    European Women in Business Law Awards 2020
  • Portolano Cavallo ranked in the Who’s Who Legal: Italy 2020 guide with 9 professionals
    "The highly distinguished Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale enjoys a strong presence in the Italian market. The firm consolidates its place among the leading law firms in the country"
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  • Also in 2020 Portolano Cavallo has been ranked Tier 1 by Media Law International.
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    Media Law International 2020
  • For the fourth year in a row Portolano Cavallo is the first and only law firm among the Best Workplaces™ in Italy!
    Portolano Cavallo was ranked in 5th place in the "50-149 employees" category
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  • Portolano Cavallo has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in TMT for Italy, for the 11th year in a row.
    Eight more practice areas of the Firm have also been ranked
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    Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Also for 2020 Portolano Cavallo has been ranked in Chambers Europe for TMT: MediaTMT: Information Technology and Corporate/M&A.
    Ernesto Apa, Ilaria Curti, Andrea Gangemi, Laura Liguori and Francesco Portolano have also been personally ranked
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    Chambers Europe 2020
  • For the third year in a row Portolano Cavallo is the only Italian law firm to have obtained the Great Place to Work® Italy Certification!
    Obtained after the results of the business climate analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®
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    Great Place to Work 2020 Certification
  • Also for 2020 Lydia Mendola has been ranked by WTR1000
    (World Trademark Review - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals)
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    WTR1000 2020
  • Also for 2020 we have been ranked in Chambers Global for Corporate and M&A.
    Francesco Portolano has also been personally ranked
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    Chambers Global 2020
  • Portolano Cavallo ranked by IFLR1000 2020 for M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency
    Francesco Portolano “Highly Regarded" for Private equity, M&A and Media
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    IFLR1000 2020
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