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White & Case has snared the name partner of Italian independent Morano e Associati and a team of 20 lawyers for its Milan practice.
As revealed by The Lawyer (2 August), Alberto Morano, a private equity and acquisition finance specialist, has been in talks for some months.
Morano will become a partner, while four lawyers from his 20-person team joining the US firm will be awarded local partner status.
Morano’s arrival is a boost for White & Case Italy following the departure of executive partner Alessandro Varrenti, who, with two local partners, quit in June. He led his five-partner firm Varrenti e Associati into a merger with White & Case three years ago.
White & Case Italian interim executive partner John Riggs, who jetted into Rome last year to troubleshoot the Italian practice, oversaw the Morano deal.