Schoenherr hires Rosario Sapuppo as head of Italy desk in Istanbul

Rosario Sapuppo has joined Schoenherr as head of the newly established Italy desk in the firm’s Istanbul office. In this role, Sapuppo applies his expertise in corporate/M&A, foreign direct investment and international commercial law to support the growing number of Italian firms with business activities and/or investments in Turkey.

In addition, Sapuppo draws on his experience in working in Istanbul, founding the Milan-based Italian-Turkish Association, and in previously heading the Turkey desk of an Italian law firm.

The Italy desk in Schoenherr’s Istanbul office is the second in the firm’s 14-office network across the broader region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The first, which is based in Schoenherr’s Bucharest office and has been headed by Daniele Iacona since its founding in 2008, has reportedly enjoyed success in advising Italian clients both in Romania and across other CEE markets.

Prior to joining Schoenherr, Sapuppo was of-counsel to the Italy desk of an Istanbul-based full-service law firm. He had previously worked as a senior lawyer and the head of the Turkey desk of an internationally focused Italian law firm.

Between 2007 and 2010, he worked in the Milan office of a national law firm, focusing on international law, commercial law, company law and cross-border transactions.

Throughout his career, Sapuppo has advised clients from a range of sectors, including manufacturing, aviation and financial services.