Barely a day goes by without another rumour emanating from the Italian legal market. US firms are signing teams from X, while UK firms are merging with Y. But Tulkinghorn heard words of caution from one Italian in-house counsel this week and thought he ought to share it with all those
flirty Anglo-Saxon firms. Commenting on the Grimaldi-Clifford Chance shenanigans, he said simply: "The Italian nature is such that you don't stay married for long."