Linklaters boosts Italian Corporate Practice with hire of Roberto Casati

Linklaters today announced the hire of Roberto Casati, a leading Italian Corporate lawyer who will be joining the Firm in Milan. Roberto joins Linklaters from Cleary Gottlieb where he was senior partner in the Italian Corporate practice. He is widely recognised as one of the top M&A practitioners in Italy and is currently ranked as a Star Individual in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. Robert will join the Firm on 12 May.

Andrea Arosio, Managing Partner of the Linklaters office in Milan, said:

"When we established Linklaters in Italy over ten years ago, we set ourselves the target of pursuing excellence in every sector. That we are able to attract a lawyer of Roberto Casati’s standing in the market is an important step towards this goal. His many years of experience in M&A and in the management of international arbitrations will be a further boost to our offering to Italian and international clients.”

Roberto Casati graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Milan in 1970. He received a Master's degree in law from the University of Michigan Law School in 1974 and a law degree from Columbia University School of Law. in 1978. He joined Cleary Gottlieb as a partner in 2004. Previously,he was one of the co-founders of the Brosio, Casati e Associati firm, of which he was a partner until 1998, until its merger with Allen & Overy. From 1998 to 2004 he was the senior partner of Allen & Overy in Italy and one of the three managers of Allen & Overy's Global Corporate Practice.