1. Corporate/M&A: Mid Market Band 4
“Portolano Cavallo is adept at handling acquisitions, capital increases and divestments, particularly in the TMT and life sciences fields. The law firm’s client roster features a variety of corporates, including startups. The team frequently handles the Italian aspects of multi-jurisdictional matters.”
“One client describes Portolano Cavallo as ‘innovative, sensitive to clients’ needs and committed to results’.”
“Interviewees also believe the law firm is ‘very organised’, ‘knowledgeable and available to support’.”
Luca Gambini, Francesco Portolano and Ginevra Sforza are also personally ranked in this area (click here to see the “Individual Recognitions” section below).
“Portolano Cavallo enters the rankings as an established boutique firm, offering IP services to media, technology and telecom clients. The firm advises on copyright, trade mark and design infringement cases. The team also handles mandates regarding licensing agreements and broadcasting rights.”
“Clients depict Portolano Cavallo as ‘very agile and always available’.”
“’Portolano Cavallo has a modern and flexible approach, further clients mention.”
Lydia Mendola is also personally ranked in this area (click here to see the “Individual Recognitions” section below).
“Portolano Cavallo is an established firm with wide-ranging skills in the life sciences sphere encompassing patent infringement, clinical trials and distribution agreements. The law firm offers further advice on regulatory and compliance issues as well as data protection and IP law. The team’s lawyers act for a range of clients in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.”
“One client praises Portolano as a ‘very agile firm with an entrepreneurial way of assisting clients’.”
Elisa Stefanini is also personally ranked in Life Sciences (click here to see the “Individual Recognitions” section below).
5. TMT: Media: Band 1
“Portolano Cavallo couples an outstanding media practice with extensive expertise in IT-related matters. The media team excels in a range of areas, including IP, regulatory, contentious and contractual issues. The law firm additionally handles M&A transactions within the media sector. Data protection and IT contracts are also covered by its IT team. The firm’s lawyers act for a broad roster of high-profile global media and technology companies, as well as major telecoms providers.”
“A client lauds Portolano Cavallo’s ‘highly practical, commercially savvy counsel” also praising its ability to ‘meet deadlines and coordinate well across a number of practice areas’.”
“Another source confirms: ‘Its service is impeccable and always punctual’.”
Ernesto Apa, Laura Liguori and Francesco Portolano are also personally ranked in this area (click here to see the “Individual Recognitions” section below).
“Ernesto Apa is ‘one of the most educated and prepared lawyers in the media sector,’ a client enthuses. He is widely recognised in the market for his expert handling of regulatory, IP and advertising matters for media clients. He also assists clients with public tenders for sport broadcasting.”
“Ilaria Curti is an increasingly prominent lawyer who is highly regarded in the compliance market. She has expertise in a range of matters, most notably in Law 231 organisational models.”
“Ilaria Curti is a skilled lawyer who advises clients from the media, automotive and fashion sectors on cybercrime issues, insurance fraud and bribery as well as compliance. Sources praise her by stating: ‘She has great relationships with all her clients’.”
“Luca Gambini handles venture capital transactions for investors and startups. Clients describe him as ‘precise and determined’.”
“Andrea Gangemi is experienced in handling collective dismissal procedures and employment issues related to the transfer of employees. Clients highlight his ‘excellent, practical advice. He turns things around quickly and thinks strategically’.”
“Laura Liguori concentrates her practice in the area of data protection and GDPR compliance, advising on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. A respondent notes: ‘She communicates very well’.”
“Lydia Mendola of Portolano Cavallo is experienced at handling an array of copyright, trade mark and design proceedings. Lydia Mendola often assists clients in the media sector.”
“Francesco Portolano advises clients from the media and tourism sectors on disposals and management buyouts. He is also well versed in matters involving multiple jurisdictions.”
“Francesco Portolano is an adept lawyer who often assists clients with regulatory matters and media tenders. An interviewee states: ‘He has the extraordinary ability to combine professional preparation with dynamism and a diligent attitude’.”
“Ginevra Sforza assists clients with acquisitions, management buyouts and capital increase matters. She is also experienced on cross-border mandates.”
“Elisa Stefanini is highly rated by the market for her strength in the life sciences space, with one source stating: ‘I feel in good hands with Elisa and I trust her to take care of clients.’ She advises on clinical trials and contentious matters as well as compliance issues.”
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