Paul Hastings scoops Parmalat counsel
Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker opened two new offices,
one in Milan, Italy and the other in Silicon Valley in the US.
The firm's first Italian office will benefit from the expertise
of Bruno Cova, previously lead counsel to
Parmalat, and Roberto Cornetta, the former
managing partner of Norton Rose in Italy. Before Parmalat, Cova
was general counsel at car maker Fiat and Italian energy
company Eni. Roberto Cornetta established Norton Rose's Italian
practice in 2000 and specializes in banking and M&A.
Private equity specialist Tom Wisialowski, who relocates from
the firm's Los Angeles office, will head the Silicon Valley
office. Ex-Squire Sanders & Dempsey litigator Ronald S
Lemieux will also join the office as a partner.
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