Withers has hired a partner from Italian independent CBA Studio Legale as it bolsters its Milan office.
Claudio Giordano joins the UK firm as a partner along with associate Nicola Baù. Withers has also hired associate Laura Costacurta from northern Italian firm Studio Legale Morresi, while two trainees join the Milan office as well.
The five lawyers will strengthen Withers’ Italian corporate practice. Giordano is the fifth partner in the firm’s Milan office, which is also supported by Italian desks in Withers’ other locations.
The hires follow the January 2011 opening of a Zurich office for Withers, adding to its existing presence in Geneva.