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Best Lawyers Announces 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Italy™

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Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession globally, is pleased to announce the release of the 10th edition of The Best Lawyers in Italy™ which recognizes the professional excellence of 1,258 lawyers.

“Best Lawyers has proudly recognized outstanding lawyers in Italy since 2009,” said CEO of Best Lawyers, Phillip Greer. “Identified as talented and deserving by their peers, it is a privilege to present them these awards.”

Best Lawyers lists have used a Purely Peer Review™ methodology for more than 40 years and are the preeminent guide to the legal profession. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Lawyers are the best resource to provide feedback on the caliber of work performed by their peers.

The more than 1,200 lawyers recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Italy practice across 53 specialties. Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region.

For research purposes, smaller and more rural cities located within a reasonable distance to larger cities are combined into single geographical regions called “metro areas” to help collect as much feedback and data as possible. Milan is the metro area with the largest number of listed lawyers in Italy.

Awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can Best Lawyers recognize these top lawyers.

In addition to historic individual lawyer recognition, 54 lawyers were recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” honorees. “Lawyer of the Year” awards are bestowed to only lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.

2024 “Lawyer of the Year” Honorees

Alberto Gambino – Rome – Banking and Finance Law
Alessandro De Nicola – Milan – Corporate Law
Andrea Carlevaris – Rome – International Arbitration
Antonio Segni    - Rome – Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Antonio Lirosi    - Rome – Public Law
Arturo Maresca – Rome – Labour and Employment Law
Carlo Pavesio – Turin – Corporate Law
Carlo Pavesi – Milan – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Catia Tomasetti – Rome – Project Finance and Development Practice
Claudia Bruscaglioni – Milan – Project Finance and Development Practice
Claudio Visco – Milan and Rome – Energy Law
Cristiano Ruspi – Milan – Restructuring and Insolvency Law
Elena Pierini – Milan – Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
Emanuela Campari Bernacchi – Milan – Banking and Finance Law
Federico Vezzani – Milan – Debt and Equity
Ferdinando Emanuele - Rome – Litigation
Francesca Mastroianni – Rome – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Francesca Angeloni – Rome – Environmental Law
Francesca Lodigiani – Rome – Telecommunications Law
Francesco De Gennaro – Rome – Arbitration and Mediation
Francesco Ago – Rome – Capital Markets Law
Francesco Mucciarelli – Milan – Criminal Defense
Francesco Tedeschini – Rome – Energy Law
Francesco Stella – Milan – Leveraged Buyouts Practice
Francesco De Gennaro – Rome – Real Estate Law
Francesco Moschetti – Venice – Tax Law
Fulvio Mellucci – Milan – Intellectual Property Law
Gabriele Capecchi – Milan – Real Estate Law
Gabriele Escalar – Rome – Tax Law
Giancarlo Del Corno – Milan – Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Gianluca Gariboldi – Milan – Administrative Law
Giovanni Domenichini – Genoa – Corporate Law
Giovanni Galimberti – Milan – Information Technology Law
Giulio Ponzanelli – Milan – Litigation
Giulio Cesare Rizza – Rome – Competition / EU Law
Giuseppe Lo Pinto – Rome – Administrative Law
Lorenzo de Martinis – Milan – Telecommunications Law
Luca Di Marco – Genoa – Transportation  Law
Luciano Bosotti – Turin – Intellectual Property Law
Marco Blei – Milan – Health Care Law
Marco Berliri – Rome – Information Technology Law
Marco Cerrato – Milan – Tax Law
Mario Libertini – Milan – Regulatory  Practice
Massimo Campailla – Bologna – Maritime Law
Matteo Beretta – Milan – Competition / EU Law
Nicolò Juvara – Milan – Insurance Law
Paolo Brugnera – Venice – Corporate Law
Pietro Palandri – Genoa – Maritime Law
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo – Milan – Labour and Employment Law
Riccardo Luzzatto – Milan – Arbitration and Mediation
Sergio Maria Carbone – Genoa – Arbitration and Mediation
Silvio Riolo – Milan – Capital Markets Law
Stefano Parlatore – Rome – Restructuring and Insolvency Law
Umberto Nicodano – Milan – Private Equity Law
Vittorio Cerulli Irelli – Rome – Intellectual Property Law

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Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For more than 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional and national publications across the globe.