The move gives the firm a presence in both Rome and Milan, with the new joint practice to be called Studio Legale White & Case Varrenti e Associati.
Founding partner Alessandro Varrenti becomes an equity partner at White & Case, while his four other partners become local partners of the firm. Varrenti e Associati has 20 lawyers split equally between the two offices. Varrenti will be joint head of the new Italian practice, along with White & Case partner Kenneth Lee who is moving in from Mexico where he has been heading up the office.
(for full story see The Lawyer on 15 January