Italy: Franchise 2018

Five practitioners are highlighted in our research this year for their outstanding work in the field, offering clients specialist insight into matters including licensing, distribution and agency.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Fabio Bortolotti Buffa Bortolotti & Mathis – Studi Legali Associati, Torino

Buffa Bortolotti & Mathis – Studi Legali Associati’s Silvia Bortolotti is a pre-eminent name in the Italian franchise market who sources praise for her extensive experience in the field. She has an enviable practice that offers “intensive dedication to distribution issues”.
Fabio Bortolotti is praised by respondents as a practitioner who is “always very thorough” and “extremely knowledgeable on Italian franchise matters”. He offers clients “excellent analytical skills and a practical approach” to issues such as licensing, distribution and transfers of technology.

At Frignani & Associati Studio Legale, Aldo Frignani is “a very senior and leading authority” in the field according to market players. He is praised as a practitioner who is “really experienced and highly knowledgeable” on a range of matters, with particular expertise in agency and commercial contracts.

Roma Legal Partners has an outstanding practitioner in Francesca Romana Turitto who is described by one source as “the best franchise lawyer in Italy”. She is a “reactive and smart practitioner” who offers specialist expertise in the IT sector.

Paradigma – Law & Strategy’s Massimo Donna has “a responsive and hands-on approach” that is accompanied by “a very useful mix of expertise and experience in both Italian and UK law”. He is fluent in English, French and Spanish, and is commended by commentators for being “attentive to the needs of the client” as well as “digitally savvy with a remarkable business understanding”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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