Italy: Portolano Colella Cavallo Studio Legale
Last Updated: 9 September 2009

Portolano Colella Cavallo is pleased to announce that effective September 1, 2009 Antonello Lupo has joined the firm as a Partner.

Antonello will head the Tax practice group of the law firm. Antonello is specialised in tax and corporate law, with particular experience in advising on corporate reorganisations, M&A, asset finance and structured finance.

He joins from Norton Rose where he was head of the Italian Tax practice group. Formerly he was at Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners and Macchi di Cellere Gangemi.

Antonello has been ranked as "one of the leading lawyers in Italy" by Chambers Europe for tax and he is "highly recommended" by Legal500 Europe, Middle East and Africa. Also PLC Which Lawyer? includes Antonello among the leader lawyers in this sector.

Antonello graduated in Law cum laude from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy in 1993.

In the early 2009, Portolano Colella Cavallo as also appointed Micael Montinari as a Partner, and Antonia Verna and Antonella Barbieri respectively as Counsel and Of Counsel.

Portolano Colella Cavallo has focused on Media/Technologies since its foundation in 2001.

The firm has grown from 4 lawyers in Rome to 25 lawyers in Rome and in the Milan office, opened in 2004.

Portolano Colella Cavallo is now recognised by legal rankings and publications as a leader in Italy in all legal aspects of Media/Technologies.

Among the others, Chambers Europe ranks the firm in 'Band1' in Media in Italy : «" This team […] has already made a name for itself through its work for top international and domestic TV and IT companies and has significantly developed its client base in the fields of telecoms, film and gaming. » (Chambers Europe 2009 - TMT Media Ranking).

M&A practice has also achieved significant success; Chambers Europe, Legal500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, PLC Which lawyer? include the firm among the leader in the sector and all the four firm’s M&A partners are personally ranked in M&A by the same pubblications.

Portolano Colella Cavallo has been shortlisted for "Law Firm of the Year 2009 in Italy" by The Lawyer magazine.

The firm advises clients in the Media/Technologies industry and in other industry sectors in the following areas: M&A, Commercial, Regulatory, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Employment and Real Estate.

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