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UK lawyers might bang on about how hard it is to work with Italians and how much trouble it is to manage them, but Tulkinghorn thinks they’re great.
Take Paolo Colucci, for example. The lovely Paolo was a founding partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Italy, but like many a magic circle-related Italian venture, it all went the shape of the pear. Anyway, Paolo and some mates, while starting their own niche firm, also invested in setting up a branch of the famed jazz club Blue Note. Tulkinghorn had one of his less technophobic scribes locate a website all about the venture and, using the delights of the Google translator, this is what he gleaned.
Paolo is “married with Navy, two sons; a golden retriever”, was “four times Italian champion of sabre” and has “a sweeping passion for the jazz”. It seems that quite a number of Paolo’s old Freshfields chums have invested in the Blue Note, including ‘Old Cesar’, who is apparently still an associate at the firm. Although strangely Tulkinghorn couldn’t seem to find him on Freshfields’ website.