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I T A LY INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR, STUDIO LEGALE SUTTI CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, STUDIO LEGALE SUTTI IP LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR, STUDIO LEGALE SUTTI COMMERCIAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR, STEFANO SUTTI, 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 multi-professional practice. 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.

Studio Legale Sutti Via Montenapoleone, 8 Milan, 20121 Italy T: + 39 02 762041 F: + 39 0276204805 E: maildesk@sutti.com W: www.sutti.com

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 a multidisciplinary and an international 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). In particular, further to mergers with local leading players, the Firm started operating its own offices in Bulgaria, Yugoslavia (now Serbia), Romania, Croatia, increasingly representing a point of reference with respect to investment and trade involving that part of the world. Network memberships: TagLaw, IBA, INDICAM, LES. Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Serbian, Bulgarian, Rumenian, Japanese. Key transactional practices: Corporate and M&A Restructuring and insolvency Competition and Anti-Trust Administrative & Regulatory Intellectual Property

I T A LY LITIGATION LAWYER OF THE YEAR, STEFANO SUTTI, STUDIO LEGALE SUTTI

Stefano Sutti was born in Milan, Italy, studied law (JD, 1983, cum laude; LLM, 1985) and business administration at local the Catholic University of Milan. He is a member of the Bar of Milan and of the Italian Supreme Court Bar. In 1980 he started working as a paralegal for Studio Legale Sutti, one of the largest independent Italian law firms and the only large Italian firm with a strong focus on contentious work, which was founded in 1953 by Angelo Sutti, in turn one of the top Italian litigators of his generation. An associate since 1984, Stefano Sutti became partner in 1989, managing partner in 1993, and senior partner in 2016.

Studio Legale Sutti Via Montenapoleone, 8 Milan, 20121 Italy T: + 39 02 762041 F: + 39 0276204805 E: maildesk@sutti.com W: www.sutti.com

His main specialisation is international disputes and complex corporate cases (especially M&A- and trade-related). However, Dr Sutti has frequently been requested, often by foreign colleagues on behalf of their clients, to plead, in Italian, English and French, in all kinds of litigation, arbitration and mediation, namely in civil, commercial and criminal courts; in appeals; before tax, antitrust and trade authorities; before administrative, regulatory and disciplinary tribunals; and in mock trials for demonstrative or educational purposes. A number of high-profile matters dealt with by Stefano Sutti that have obtained widespread media

coverage have also involved the hi-tech sector. His reputation in this field was further confirmed by the invitation to represent Italy in the EU Commission's European Information Technology Conference 1996 in Brussels, where he participated in a mock trial entitled Trading in Cyberspace: The Legal Frontier. Stefano Sutti is regularly recommended among Italian leading counsel by most independent sources. Dr Sutti and his dispute resolution team within Studio Legale Sutti are also consistently mentioned by all international directories Besides his participation to relevant committees in AIJA, UAE, IBA and IPBA, Stefano Sutti has served a professor of International Litigation at the University of Padua, and is the author of a large number of articles and essays, many of which deal with various aspects of civil litigation in Italy, trial and appeal strategy, comparative procedural law, and cybercrime. In spite of his substantial caseload, Dr Sutti also plays an active role in Studio Legale Sutti's continuing education programmes aimed at developing the litigation and advocacy skills of its members (some of whom hold in turn academic positions in the fields of civil and criminal procedure). These programmes include discussing subjects ranging from Harvard risk tree analysis to Myamoto Musashi's Book of the Five Rings, from neuro-linguistic programming to rhetoric to strategy to game theory.

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