ROME (1 September 2009) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato is pleased to announce the expansion of the Firm’s successful Trial Department into Italy with the appointment of Stefano Mechelli as partner in the Rome office. Stefano’s practice will be predominantly international, as he will focus on advising international clients in legal proceedings pending in Italy and Italian clients involved in US and other European trial proceedings. He will work closely with the Firm’s well-established Trial and International Dispute Avoidance and Resolution teams across Europe and the United States.
Stefano is well-regarded in Rome as a trial lawyer and will draw upon his experience from boutique firm Studio Legale Libonati where he practiced for over a decade advising Italian and international clients on arbitration and civil court proceedings in Italy as well as abroad. He is admitted to the Bar in Rome and New York, as well as in Hamburg (Germany) and in Valencia (Spain).
“The appointment of Stefano Mechelli is another very important step in the growth of the Rome office, demonstrating the Firm’s commitment to growing the Italian practice,” states Massimo Trentino, partner-in-charge of the Rome and Milan offices. “We are delighted to have him on board to develop this new area of practice."
Head of the Firm’s Trial Department, Lazar P. Raynal, added, “Stefano’s experience both in Italy and internationally is an important addition to the Firm’s Trial Department and we look forward to offering this new capability in Italy.”
McDermott’s Italian lawyers provide Italian and foreign clients with legal services in a wide range of practice areas, including corporate and commercial law, tax, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, banking & finance, energy, insurance, real estate, intellectual property, and competition and anti-trust. Our Italian team is fully integrated with McDermott’s worldwide working practices and industry groups and offers a complete multi-disciplinary service to our international clients. Our aim is to represent an ideal “one-stop shop” for multinational corporate clients, providing high quality legal services across borders and continents.
McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm (amongst the top 20 both in the United States and globally) with more than 1,100 lawyers who practice from the Firm's offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, San Diego, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., and a strategic alliance in Shanghai with MWE China Law Offices.