Per il 2017 lo studio Portolano Cavallo è stato classificato da Chambers Europe per le aree:
– Corporate/M&A – Italy (Band 5)
“[The team] focuses on corporate matters arising in the media space. Also advises clients from other sectors such as life sciences, fashion and manufacturing. Joint venture agreements, M&A and shareholder agreements make up the team’s workload.
Interviewees say the team is ‘extremely pragmatic, which is something we value most’.”
“Francesco Portolano specialises in the TMT arena, where he advises clients on a range of corporate issues including joint ventures and corporate governance.”
– Intellectual Property – Italy (Band 2)
“Recognised firm offering assistance on IP issues, from trade marks and patents to domain names and copyright. Acts on behalf of an impressive list of key companies from the online world as well as well-known fashion houses.
Sources highlight the practice’s additional expertise in related areas. ‘The team is very good on new technologies and online protection and exploitation’, says one interviewee.”
“Lydia Mendola is a key contact in the team.”
– TMT: Information Technology – Italy (Band 6)
– TMT: Media – Italy (Band 1)
“[The team] Couples an outstanding media practice with extensive expertise in IT-related matters. The media team excels in a range of areas, including regulatory, contentious and contractual issues. Data protection, structuring, regulatory and advisory services are covered by its IT team. Acts for a broad roster of major global media and technology companies.
The market knowledge of the team is noted as a strength: ‘They understand areas around technology and TMT more broadly. They understand how clients want advice to be commercial and practical and they give real advice’.
The client-oriented approach of the firm is also praised: ‘Every lawyer at the firm is exceptional as they all provide services which are complete, always on time and offer real value’.”
“Ernesto Apa predominantly acts for television channels, providing regulatory and transactional support. Sources highlight “his very broad experience.” Clients are particularly enamoured with his pragmatism and client care skills: ‘He gives us exactly the level of detail we require and is always ready to answer questions at any time, giving us very flexible support which we could not do without.’ Sources also say that ‘he’s very commercial and very knowledgeable. He’s a pleasure to deal with’.”
“Francesco Portolano remains a highly regarded and active practitioner in the media sector. He is particularly prominent in M&A mandates, representing international corporates. He also provides in-depth regulatory and licensing support.”
“Laura Liguori is an increasingly prominent IT specialist. She advises major international corporates on data protection and privacy issues. Sources say: “She is responsive, very commercial and pragmatic in her advice and there’s a real quality and depth to her advice as well.” Her business-oriented approach is also appreciated by clients: “She is outstanding in her ability to translate company’s requests into legal terms.”
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