Correspondent law Firm: SHEARMAN&STERLING LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP and Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati announce “best-friend” cooperation agreement.
New arrangement, bringing together two firms that have worked closely on previous high-profile transactions, will offer Italian and international clients unique, integrated legal and tax assistance.
Global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, with offices in the most prominent financial centers as part of its international configuration, and Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati, a leading Italian firm founded by professor and practicing attorney Giulio Tremonti offering a full range of tax advice, today announced the establishment of a “best-friend” cooperation agreement to advise Italian and international clients on their most complex legal and tax matters on a global and integrated basis.
The two firms, which have already worked jointly on various complex and high-profile transactions for important corporate and financial institution clients, are strengthening and deepening their collaboration by forming a “best-friends” cooperation to jointly present their respective service offering. By integrating the offer of their two organizations, which remain otherwise fully independent, Shearman & Sterling and Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati enhance the breadth and geographic reach of their services, continuing to maintain the highest standards of quality.
Domenico Fanuele, managing partner of Shearman & Sterling in Italy, said: “This agreement originates from the numerous and high-profiles in which we worked side by side and from the professional respect between Shearman & Sterling and Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati that arose in our close cooperation. Although both firms will retain their complete independence, this alliance will form a platform to combine Shearman & Sterling’s extensive legal expertise, in Italy and internationally, with Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati’s top-notch Italian tax capabilities. This will allow us to provide our clients with seamless legal advice and even greater execution capability across the Italian, European and international markets in their most important transactional and dispute matters.”
Enrico Vitali, managing partner of Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati, added: “The arrangement with Shearman & Sterling in Italy, which represent the natural evolution of a long-standing working relationship, creates a strategic cooperation that looks at a globalized market and permits us to offer our respective clients ever deeper, broader and more diversified assistance. The experience and professionalism of our colleagues at Shearman & Sterling and the complementarity of our practices were the decisive factors in determining our strategic cooperation, which positions us to further develop and enhance our respective businesses.”
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP, a global law firm founded in New York, has advised many of the world’s leading corporations and financial institutions, governments and nongovernmental organizations for nearly 140 years. As one of the first American law firms to establish a global presence, Shearman & Sterling has led the way in assisting clients wherever they do business. The firm’s global footprint consists of offices in many of the major financial centres around the world and includes approximately 850 lawyers internationally.
In Italy Shearman & Sterling, which operates as Shearman & Sterling (London) LLP, established its presence in 2002 with the opening of the Rome office. Since then, the firm’s Italian practice has grown, focusing primarily on private and public M&A, capital markets, restructuring and international arbitration. In January 2010, Shearman & Sterling expanded in Italy with the opening of a second office in Milan.
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati is an Italian firm that offers a full range of tax advice and related matters to domestic and international clients. Founded in the early ‘80s by professor and practicing attorney Giulio Tremonti, Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati has particular expertise in a number of tax areas, including corporate and M&A, restructurings, banking and finance, securitizations, structured finance, real estate, transfer pricing and tax litigations.
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati has been consistently ranked as a tier 1 Italian tax law firm in leading international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and International Tax Review.