Recognised as 'Best Finance Law Firm' in Italy

22 Feb 2019

The Italian financial markets team at international law firm Simmons & Simmons has been named Best Finance Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 LegalCommunity Finance Awards, held on 21 February in Milan.

LegalCommunity is a leading legal publication and is part of the LC Group which operates in Italy as well as in Spain and Latin America through the Iberian Legal Group. The awards honour excellence in the Italian legal market through a jury composed of decision makers at leading Italian and international financial institutions.

The jury explained its decision with the first-class multidisciplinary market offering of the Italian practice and in-depth knowledge, mentioning its unique deploy of collaboration among its banking & finance, debt capital markets and financial services groups. The Italian financial markets partners, together with the team, accepted the award.

The event marks one of the most important nights of the year for Italian business lawyers operating in the finance industry. More than 700 representatives from leading banks, financial advisors, funds and corporations attended, celebrating lawyers and law firms for their outstanding expertise in the finance sector.

Romeo Battigaglia, head of financial markets for Italy, commented: “We have earned an enviable reputation as the financial markets team of choice in Italy with a unique client service spanning a large gamut of products, having enhanced our multidisciplinary offer through a combination of internal growth and a series of important lateral hires.”

Commenting on the award win, Jonathan Hammond, international head of financial markets said: “We are proud to announce the latest achievement of our financial markets practice. This award is evidence of the great team we have both in Italy and across our network, the quality of our offering and our commitment to the highest levels of responsiveness and client service. We are delighted with this very well-deserved recognition by our clients and peers.”

This award follows a successful year for the Italian office which was named Italy’s Investment Funds Law Firm of the Year at the TopLegal Industry Awards 2018.

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