Studio Legale Sutti has overhauled its Rome presence and hired two partners to strengthen its dispute resolution practice
The office was originally set up to serve the rest of the firm in local court procedures and work with government authorities. But it is now being grown into a fully-fledged practice, led by partner Eleonora Ballerino, who has relocated from Milan. The independent firm has hired leading Italian Supreme Court litigator Bruno Sassani and taken over the four-lawyer practice of Mauro Sabetta, which specialises in administrative law, governmental affairs and regulatory matters. Sabetta is also admitted to the Supreme Court bar. Managing partner Stefano Sutti said: "Public law and lobbying are too often neglected by international law firms working in our jurisdiction, but they're one of the essential reasons why we're in Rome. "In spite of recent allegedly federal reforms, most of the Italian public agencies are still located in the country's capital, including all ministries and many independent authorities."