SJ Berwin boosts property with Pedersoli hire

SJ Berwin has boosted its Italian arm with the hire of real estate partner Mario Botte from independent firm Pedersoli e Associati.

Botte joins as head of the firm’s four lawyer real estate department in Milan, bringing the number of partners SJ Berwin has in Italy up to seven.

SJ Berwin’s managing partner for Italy, Alberto Morano, said the department is set to grow with Botte on board: “We didn’t have a partner in charge of real estate in Italy.”

“We expect two other lawyers, one senior associate and one junior associate, will be joining from different firms in January,” he added.

SJ Berwin now has 23 lawyers spread across Milan and Turin.