Two Orrick Partners Named Among the Top 50 Lawyers in Italy


Orrick congratulates Patrizio Messina and Riccardo Troiano on being recognized as two of the most influential and powerful lawyers in Italy according to a list published by and GQ. This is the second year that and GQ have compiled and published this list, which ranks the top 50 lawyers in Italy based on their reputation, managerial skills, strategic vision, professional network and impact in the media. This year, Patrizio is ranked 13th, moving up three positions from 2014, while Riccardo enters the list for the first time at 47th.  
Cited among the top 30 lawyers in Italy that move a market of €1.7 billion, Patrizio is recognized for his leading role advising on the securitization of loans, including his work with non-performing loans, and the development of the minibond market. In addition, as managing partner of Orri​ck’s Rome and Milan offices, Patrizio is noted for leading the consolidation of Orrick’s practices in Italy. This strategy has resulted in the firm’s Italian offices focusing their efforts on core strengths such as finance, corporate law (led by senior partner Alessandro De Nicola), energy (led by partner Carlo Montella) and M&A (led by partner Guido Testa).
Riccardo is recognized for the unprecedented  judgment he obtained from the Italian Constitutional Court that neutralizes the effects of the rule contained in the "Decreto Salva Italia" (the "Save Italy" Decree), which had blocked pension revaluation for 6 million of Italian citizens in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to these individual honors, Orrick is only the second international law firm on the top 20 list.