Chessa returns to CC Rome after two-year break

Clifford Chance’s former joint Italian managing partner Luigi Chessa has rejoined the magic circle firm’s Rome office as of counsel just two years after quitting.

Chessa, a highly rated structured lawyer was a partner at Clifford Chance from 1997 to 2003. He quit the firm in Febraury 2003 to set up his own practice.

Chessa was appointed joint Italian managing partner alongside incumbent Nicholas Wrigley in 2002 following the depature of Vittorio Grimaldi, four other partners and 26 other lawyers from Clifford Chance’s Italian practice (The Lawyer, March 2002).

Since 2003 Chessa has been Standard & Poor’s legal adviser for Italy and secretary to the board of directors of Cassa Despositi e Prestiti.

Chessa will be working in Rome with partners Franco Grilli Cicilioni and Guiseppe De Palma.