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Celebrating Excellence in Law: 11th Edition of Best Lawyers in Italy™

Best Lawyers announces the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in Italy™, which features an elite list of awards showcasing Italy's current legal talent.

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Best Lawyers

June 18, 2024 04:00 PM

Best Lawyers is pleased to announce the official release of the 11th edition of Best Lawyers in Italy™, recognizing the pinnacle of legal excellence across the country. This prestigious guide highlights the top-performing legal professionals and firms in the country, offering a comprehensive resource for those seeking unparalleled legal representation. This year, Italy's top lawyers participated in our research cycle by casting more than 20,000 evaluations on their peers practicing in the same specialty and regional jurisdiction.

The Italian legal market is one of the most dynamic in Europe. It is characterized by a rich history of jurisprudence and a robust framework that supports a wide array of legal practices. Law in Italy is deeply rooted in its civil law tradition and is influenced by a combination of longstanding legal principles and contemporary European regulations.

Key Highlights & Features

The 2025 Best Lawyers in Italy rankings cover 11 metropolitan areas, with Milan boasting the highest number of listed lawyers. As Italy's financial and business capital, Milan stands at the forefront of the legal profession, attracting top talent and leading firms. A remarkable 1,287 lawyers from 287 different firms have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the legal field within their respective practice areas.

The rankings span 51 distinct practice areas, providing an exhaustive overview of Italy's legal landscape. Italian legal practices are meticulously developed to address both traditional areas of law and emerging sectors, reflecting a commitment to innovation and adaptability.

Additionally, this edition celebrates 52 “Lawyer of the Year” honorees, recognizing those individuals who have gone above and beyond to demonstrate exceptional expertise and dedication to their legal craft. These honorees represent the highest standards of legal professionalism and service, often setting precedents and shaping the future of legal practice in Italy.

Top Practice Areas

Here's a look at the top 10 practice areas that have garnered the most interest on our website, reflecting the dynamic needs of clients and the evolving legal landscape in Italy:

  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Private Equity Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Law
  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

As previously stated, Milan stands out as the metro area with the most listed lawyers, underscoring its significance as a hub for legal talent and activity. The city's vibrant legal community continues to bolster positive results and lead in various practice areas, making it a focal point of our 2025 edition.

Honoring the Best

The Best Lawyers in Italy rankings are more than simply just a list; they are a testament to the dedication, expertise and impact of the lawyers and firms recognized within it. Each honoree has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence, setting the standard for legal practice in Italy.

The Italian legal market is characterized by its complex regulatory environment, significant international connections and ongoing developments in sectors such as finance, technology and biotechnology. These factors make the selection of top legal professionals of paramount importance for clients seeking effective and forward-thinking legal solutions.

We invite you to explore the 11th edition of Best Lawyers in Italy and discover the distinguished professionals who are shaping the future of law in the country. Whether you are seeking legal counsel or looking to understand the key players in the Italian legal market, this guide is your definitive resource.

Learn more about the Best Lawyers in Italy here and find the right legal expert for your needs.

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