Hogan Lovells appoints single country managing partner in Italy

Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce the appointment of Luca Picone as the managing partner for Italy, from 1 January 2017. The firm we will be moving from two office managing partners in Italy (Marco Rota Candiani for Milan and Fulvia Astolfi for Rome), to one single country managing partner for Italy.

Burkart Goebel, regional managing partner for Continental Europe, said: "We already work very much as a "one Italy" practice and this appointment reinforces the close co-operation between our two offices.   

"We are deeply indebted to both Fulvia and Marco for their fantastic leadership of the offices in Italy. Together with Leah Dunlop they have modernized our practice in Italy and built a team that truly enjoys working with each other and sets an example of the firm's ethos of collaboration. We are very much looking forward to being able to continue to rely on their vast experience in leading our business in Italy."

Luca Picone, a corporate partner at Hogan Lovells, added: "We are a major player in the market in both Milan and Rome, as they are so critical for our clients.  We are particularly active in M&A, commercial TMT, financial regulatory advice, tax and public law and I am looking forward to growing our Italian practice further and to continuing the great example of collaboration that we have across both our offices, and globally."

Fulvia will continue in her role as head of Italian tax practice. Leah will continue as head of the firm's Corporate M&A practice in Italy and also as co-head of firm's Corporate M&A practice in Continental Europe. Marco will continue to head Hogan Lovells' Real Estate practice alongside his Corporate M&A responsibilities.

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