Orrick has launched a corporate practice in Rome, snapping up corporate boutique Tantalo & Associati.
Managing partner Pietro Tantalo joins Orrick as head of the Italian corporate and brings along a team of five associates.
Rome managing partner Patrizio Messina told The Lawyer: “He is a well-known lawyer in the Rome corporate finance and private equity market.”
“At the moment our plan is to increase the corporate department in Italy and Rome,” he added
Tantalo is working on the privatisation of the state broadcasting company, RAI, and will take that work with him to Orrick.