NEWS

Cristina Martorana

WFW strengthens its Energy practice in Italy with new partner hire

20 February 2012

EN | IT

Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the strengthening of its presence in Italy with a significant lateral hire for its Energy sector group. Cristina Martorana will join WFW’s Milan office as partner, together with three assistants, Lorenzo DʹAlessandro, Ginevra Biadico and Marta Zilianti, from the Milan office of Clifford Chance.

Cristina Martorana has been a partner at Clifford Chance since 2007 and was head of the Regulatory Law Department in Milan. She is regarded as a major expert in the energy sector, with multidisciplinary experience ranging from public and regulatory law to environmental law, from the pharmaceutical sector to data protection matters.

Cristina Martorana comments: “I look forward enormously to the challenge of contributing to the growth of the Milan office of Watson, Farley & Williams, and bringing my expertise to a firm with an already outstanding reputation in the energy sector.”

Eugenio Tranchino, partner and head of WFW in Italy said: “The consistent growth of the firm in Italy and the increase in the workflow are the outcome of the tireless activity of a well‐ trained and cohesive group. We are excited about Cristina’s arrival, which we believe will further expand our presence in the Milan market and diversify the services we offer to our clients.”