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White & Case's new Italian practice has gained an intellectual property (IP) partner and three associates through the merger of boutique firm Studio Attolico Legale and its Italian partner Varrenti e Associati.
The deal comes just two weeks after White & Case announced its merger with the five-partner Italian corporate firm to create Studio Legale White & Case Varrenti e Associati (The Lawyer, 15 January). IP partner Lorenzo Attolico and his team will join the Rome office, bringing the firm up to 25 lawyers.
Co-head of the new Italian practice Alessandro Varrenti says the two Italian boutiques had been in talks for some time following a suggestion from joint client, media company Bertelsmann, that they merge.
Varrenti says: "We've been doing corporate work for Bertelsmann and BMG [Records], while Studio Attolico do the IP. White & Case said the incorporation would be great."