Plural tribute

One of the many differences between Italian law firms and their UK counterparts was brought home with a resounding thud to a journalist from The Lawyer this year.

Querying a certain Italian law firm’s multiple role on a deal, the reporter was greeted with the following reminder: “Yes, there is a question of conflict. But this is Italy. Remember, if you don’t have a conflict, you’re not really an important lawyer.”

They really do have more style over there.