Orrick boosts Rome with Pocci takeover

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has absorbed boutique Studio Legale Pocci to bolster its corporate practice in Rome.

Sole practitioner Marco Pocci joins with one associate and brings clients such as Buena Vista Hospitality Group and transport company Omnialogistic.

Pocci is dual Italian/UK qualified and has experience working in Hong Kong for Barlow Lyde & Gilbert.

Orrick Rome managing partner Patrizio Messina said: “Pocci has the international skills we’re looking for. It’s important not only to hire the practitioner and his expertise, but also to have the right personality.”

Orrick has slimmed down its public law practice, after a Milan team left to join DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, and boosted corporate. Last month, it launched its corporate practice in Rome office, bagging boutique Tantalo e Associati.