Shearman & Sterling is set to open its second office in Italy with the addition of a presence in Milan to its existing Rome base.

Shearman is setting up the new office, due to open in January 2010, with the relocation of two Rome-based partners — corporate partners Tobia Croff and Fabio Fauceglia. The U.S. firm will also transfer a number of associates who currently work in the Rome office.