Eversheds‘ Italian ally Piergrossi Bianchini Eversheds is forming a new association to bring on board top-quality regulatory and administrative expertise.
The firm has linked up with two-partner Milan outfit Studio Steccanella, five years on from first forming an association with Eversheds.
Piergrossi managing partner Riccardo Bianchini Riccardi said the association fills a gap in the firm’s expertise, allowing it to handle work which up until now was outsourced.
“In my opinion, for us it’s a win-win situation,” Bianchini Riccardi said, adding that he hoped the two firms would eventually be able to merge fully.
Steccanellas is helmed by Maurizio Steccanella, formerly a state deputy attorney and an expert in public contracting, town planning and construction. Partner Laura Ghezzo, who focuses on regulatory matters for the telecommunications sector, is also joining the association.
Bianchini Riccardi said he hoped that the new association would also act as a springboard for future expansion into other areas of law.
Piergrossi linked up with Eversheds in 2001. In 2003 it merged with Milanese employment boutique Benvenuto Barozzi Scherini, bolstering numbers and expertise.
The Italian association is part of a wider international network covering much of the world. The latest addition to the network was top 10 Irish firm O’Donnell Sweeney, which announced its association with Eversheds in November last year.