6 March 2017
International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to have been named “Law Firm of the Year – Shipping” by leading Italian legal news provider legalcommunity at their Finance Awards held in Milan on 2 March 2017.
The prize was accepted by WFW Partner Furio Samela and Senior Associate Michele Autuori in recognition of the WFW practice being “well-known by shipowners, the team has a wide international experience and is an absolute point of reference in this sector”. This is not the first time legalcommunity have recognised WFW’s shipping finance expertise, having named Furio “Ship Finance Lawyer of the Year” in 2016.
Furio, head of WFW’s Italian Banking and Finance Group which encompasses the maritime team, commented: “We’re honoured to have won this award. It recognises not only the high profile and the quality of our work, but also the exceptional talent of our shipping finance team and the support and appreciation of our clients”.
WFW’s acknowledged expertise in the shipping sector is further demonstrated by the top tier position in Chambers & Partner shipping finance rankings, where the Italian team is recognised for in-depth shipping finance know-how covering restructuring and insolvency proceedings, acquisition finance and asset finance.