Baker & McKenzie is parting company with its office in Bologna, with the majority of the six lawyers based in the Italian office spinning off to launch a stand-alone firm. Baker acquired its Bologna office after taking over nine-lawyer arbitration and competition boutique Bernini e Associati in April 2002. Office head Giorgio Bernini became a special counsel at Baker as a result of the tie-up, while the eight other lawyers became associates.
Baker & McKenzie Bologna Arm to Go It Alone
June 20, 2008