Greenberg Traurig has opened an office in Milan, Italy, its 41st office worldwide and its fifth in Europe, and is named Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria. The announcement coincided with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of its growing London office.
The firm had announced in May it would combine with longstanding ally Santa Maria Studio Legale, an elite Italian boutique, and simultaneously add lawyers in the real estate and finance fields in Milan. Richard A Rosenbaum, executive chairman of Greenberg Traurig, said “We officially welcome to the GT family the firm of Studio Santa Maria (SSM), our 15-year alliance partners, as well as former Freshfields senior partners Marzio Longo and Corrado Angelelli, the leading real estate and finance lawyers in Milan who worked for several decades together at Freshfields, together with other fine lawyers from their teams. They together form the Milan office of the firm, known in Italy as Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria.” Greenberg Traurig Santa Maria is comprised of approximately 50 attorneys who work across business-focused markets and sectors.
Linking the two office openings ten years apart, Mr Rosenbaum said “On July 1, during 2009, a challenging time in global markets, we opened our doors in the United Kingdom with a small group of brave souls, including Paul Maher and Fiona Adams. Paul is now a vice chair of our firm and continues to be a leading M&A lawyer, Fiona is the managing shareholder of the office and a co-chair of our Global Corporate Practice. It is fitting that today we celebrate still another significant milestone in the firm's history.” Coincidentally, a matter of days before officially combining a team from Studio Santa Maria handled a transaction for one of its major clients together with attorneys from the London office of Greenberg Traurig.