Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading international law firm with offices located in major financial centers around the world, widely recognized for its expertise in finance and mergers and acquisitions and for its tax, regulatory and litigation practice. The firm was founded in 1946 by lawyers committed to excellence in the practice of law, the highest ethical standards and diversity and individuality in its lawyers. Organized and operated as a single, integrated global partnership, Cleary Gottlieb employs more than 1,200 lawyers and operates out of 14 offices located in New York, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, Frankfurt, Cologne, Rome, Milan, Moscow, Hong Kong, Beijing, Buenos Aires and São Paulo. Cleary Gottlieb has been active in Italy since the mid-1980s, representing Italian companies and multinationals prior to the opening of our Rome office in 1998. Centered in Rome and Milan, the firm’s Italian practice provides clients worldwide with integrated Italian, pan-European and U.S. legal services. The firm is historically a leader in regulatory and antitrust work throughout Europe and has developed an excellent reputation in Italy.