After a 10-month trial in Perugia, Italy, a jury has found American student Amanda Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering British exchange student Meredith Kercher. Knox was sentenced to
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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has promoted six lawyers to counsel in the firm's latest round of appointments. The magic circle firm, which has two rounds of counsel promotions each year, has promoted one new lawyer
Shearman & Sterling is set to open its second office in Italy with the addition of a presence in Milan to its existing Rome base. Shearman is setting up the new office, due to open in January 2010, with the relocation
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and Salans have won roles on a $1.6bn Russian energy deal, which saw the Russian energy giant buy a 51% stake in SeverEnergia from Italian utility
Clifford Chance is looking to rebuild its pracctice in Italy, which has suffered a number of key losses in recent months. Former Clifford Chance associate Lucio Bonavitacolam, who left the firm along with partners
Ashurst has appointed partners Franco Vigliano and Mark Sperotto as new Milan heads after a a four partner walk out in the firm's Milan office. Ashurst’s Milan head and corporate partner Daniele Raynaud, corporate
Lovells has lost the head of its Italian business restructuring and insolvency team, Silvio Tersilla, to its Italian leader Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners. Tersilla will join Gianni's Rome office.
Clifford Chance Italy capital markets partners Paolo Calderaro, Michele Crisostomo, and Silvio Riolo are all leaving the firm at the end of April to start a new firm. The departure represents more than a 10% reduction
Bonelli Erede Pappalardo (BEP), Pavesi Gitti Verzoni and d’Urso Gatti have completed the largest Italian M&A deal in 2008. BEP partners Roberto Pistorelli and Barbara Napolitano, together with Gregorio Gitti and
DLA Piper is to take over Apollo & Associati – one of Milan’s few leading real estate boutiques that was launched less than three years ago – as the international heavyweight grows its domestic practice.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is set to double the number of partners in its Milan office – with the hire of a team of lawyers from local firm Vita Samory Fabbrini & Associati..
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and its Italian "best friend" Chiomenti Studio Legale have terminated their exclusive strategic alliance after seven years. Skadden said in a statement that the firms will continue to
White & Case is to exit from the Italian legal market. The firm will close its Milan office at the end of November.
DLA Piper has lost the head of its Italian private equity practice, Davide Proverbio, to City rival Norton Rose. Proverbio, who was recruited by DLA Piper from local M&A and private equity boutique Pedersoli in 2004,
Italian publishing company Mediaset has hired local litigation firms Calleri Noviello & Morazzoni Sangalli and Studio Previti to represent it in a €500m lawsuit against Google and YouTube. Earlier this week