ROME (23 September 2009) – McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato has been nominated for five key awards at the prestigious TopLegal Awards 2009.
The Firm is nominated for the prestigious 2009 International Firm of the Year Award, as well as the 2009 Antitrust Firm of the Year. In the professional categories, Francesco Mattina and Carlo Maria Paolella from the Firm’s Rome office are nominated for Intellectual & Industrial Property Professional of the Year and Tax Professional of the Year, respectively, whilst from the Milan office, Veronica Pinotti has been nominated for the Antitrust Professional of the Year award.
Commenting on the nominations, Rome and Milan office head, Massimo Trentino said, “We are delighted to have received so many nominations at this year’s TopLegal Awards. The Italian legal market is a very challenging environment and the nomination for International Firm of the Year is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of all teams in the Rome and Milan offices. The specific practice area nominations in antitrust, tax and intellectual property are extremely important accolades, demonstrating that the breadth and scope of our expertise is widely recognised by our professional peers and our clients in Italy.”
The TopLegal Awards are the most prestigious awards in the Italian legal market. Nominations are drawn up by an internal panel of researchers, followed by a peer voting process to generate the shortlist in each category. The winners will be selected by an independent panel of experts and announced at the TopLegal Awards ceremony in Milan on 23 November 2009.
TopLegal is Italy’s only specialist legal magazine, with a readership of 20,000 lawyers and directors at major national and international law firms, as well as in-house counsel at leading corporations in Italy.
McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato was established in 2005. With offices in Rome and Milan, the Italian practice of McDermott Will & Emery comprises ten partners and more than 30 fee earners. The main areas of expertise of the practice focuses on advising Italian and international clients on all aspects of corporate, M&A, EU competition and regulatory, intellectual property and tax.
McDermott Will & Emery is an international law firm (amongst the top 20 both in the United States and globally) with more than 1,000 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.