Since the late 1960s, Milan has undergone a dramatic de-industrialization and economic revival. What was once a gritty manufacturing town has become an international capital for fashion, design, media, entertainment, high-tech and other innovative industries. Today, Milan is also Italy’s financial center – home to La Borsa Valori, the Italian stock exchange, and more than 150 banks. Increasingly, the city is recognized as an important marketplace for international business and finance. In 2015, Milan hosted EXPO 2015, which attracted more than 20 million visitors.
Greenberg Traurig clients benefit from our strategic alliance with the Italian law firm Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato. Greenberg Traurig attorneys work closely with attorneys from Santa Maria to support our “Italian Desk” – advising Italian-based clients regarding their activities in the United States, as well as counseling U.S. and other clients investing or doing business in Italy.
Our alliance extends the reach of many GT practices, including mergers and acquisitions, tax, antitrust, banking and financial markets, business restructuring and bankruptcy, intellectual property, real estate and international litigation and arbitration. Our Italian team provides clients of both firms with seamless service, counsel and access on both global and local matters.
Santa Maria offers one of the most sophisticated international practices among Italian-based law firms. Our colleagues at Santa Maria are fluent in English and many have earned master of law or other advanced degrees from universities outside of Italy, including in the United States.
For more information on Santa Maria Studio Legale Associato, visit www.santalex.com.
†Greenberg Traurig's Milan office is a GT Strategic Alliance.