Studio Legale Sutti
Via Montenapoleone 8
Tel: +39 02 76204.1
Fax: +39 02 76204.1
Stefano Sutti, Studio Legale Sutti’s Managing Partner, is personally recommended for “corporate work” in the results of the analysis of the Italian legal market following recommendations by London lawyers, which is available online on the World Legal Forum – A Guide to Law Firms around the Globe, and has been published by the issue of June 1999 of the British magazine InBrief.
The same analysis also recommends Studio Legale Sutti for, inter alia, commercial property matters. Similarly, Stefano Sutti and SLS are recommended to all American attorneys by the American Bar Association’s prestigious Guide to Foreign Law Firms, edited by the Section of International Law and Practice, and Stefano Sutti is recommended by the “Commercial Litigation & arbitration” section of European Legal Expert.
The Dispute Resolution Practice:
Studio Legale Sutti is indisputedly the Italian international law firm the most oriented towards contentious and semi-contentious work. In this respect, it is in a position to represent final clients and assist foreign colleagues in Milan, Bergamo, Vigevano, Rome, Genoa, Monza & Brianza, through its local offices; and throughout Italy, profiting from an extensive network of local correspondents in all the other most important judicial centres of the country. Morever, after the establishment of our Sofia, Belgrade and Bucharest offices, our contentious practice has been extended to representation before all Bulgarian, Serbian and Romanian Courts, where we rely on the presence of some of the very leading local counsel in our ranks.
Litigation, arbitration, appeals and ADR are not managed by a separate department, because in Italy they are not considered, according to a very old tradition, an area of practice per se; but rather a supplementary, specific skill of lawyers who specialise in the area of the substantial law involved in the merits of each given case.
Litigation and dispute resolution work is tightly integrated with the rest of the Firm’s practice, in particular with services related to ADR, and to strategic business advice, in this area largely based upon the Harvard risk tree analysis, a process which is constantly revised and updated in cooperation with the client, and if possible with his in-house counsel department.
Studio Legale Sutti:
Studio Legale Sutti was founded in 1953 by Dr. Angelo Sutti, Knight of the Italian Republic, as an Italian law firm with a strong focus on company-commercial law and intellectual property & competition law offering its services to businesses and entrepreneurs. In the late seventies the Firm began an uninterrupted growth cycle, eventually making it one of the largest Italian firms and in fact a multinational firm.
In the mid-eighties, SLS’s practice became increasingly involved in the international arena, and began interviewing foreign candidates in its recruitment operations. This also led the Firm to establish its two representation offices abroad in 1992, namely in London and Tokyo, offering the Firm’s services to the local markets; and to participate actively to the life of a number of foreign chambers of commerce and trade associations in Italy.
The domestic operation of SLS, which had already included two regional offices serving Northern Italy, respectively situated in the area of Bergamo and Brescia (in Trescore Balneario) and in the area of Pavia and the southern Milanese province (in Abbiategrasso), was significantly reinforced in 1993, when the Firm merged with Monti & Partners – another well-known Milan-based law firm active since 1927 in international investments and trade matters, as well as banking and financial law -, and moved its Head Office to the current prestigious premises in Milan, via Montenapoleone 8.
New Italian offices were established in the same period, respectively in Rome; Monza; and Genoa, where SLS was honoured to be joined by the partners and associates of Studio Pennisi.
In the meantime, SLS had become both an interdisciplinary and multinational firm having welcomed patent attorneys and tax advisors (commercialisti) to its ranks, and established the single largest practice of South-Eastern Europe (in terms of human resources, territorial coverage and turnover).