Brussels – March 31, 2016 – De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani and Studio Legale Mordiglia are pleased to announce they have formed a best friendship to work together in their respective fields of excellence, developing specific projects according to business areas, industry sectors and geographic markets.
Both law firms are aware of the strategic importance of the transport and logistics sector, and of the growing role that the legislation and case law of the European Union have in this sector, so they have launched the Transportwatch Legal Focus (www.transportwatch.eu), located in Brussels, to provide a real-time view of transport law and policy within the European Union to their customers and the transport industry as a whole.
Transportwatch is also a blog with news, updates and in-depth analysis on EU law relating to:
- air, rail, sea, road and multimodal transport
- international trade
- leisure boating/yachting
- ports and airports
- State aid.
Roberto A. Jacchia, senior partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, says: “Our law firm has been working in Brussels since 1990 and over the years established a solid network of contacts with the Commission and the Union’s institutions, with a direct and privileged access to UE sources. We believe that the interaction with the specific expertise of Studio Legale Mordiglia will allow Transportwatch to become a point of reference for companies in the transport sector, not only in Italy”.
Pietro Palandri, partner at Studio Legale Mordiglia, comments: “We started working in transport and shipping law and in the international trade sector in 1950 and we are now recognized leaders in these fields not only at national level. The fact that we operate directly from Genoa, which is a key city for all the themes covered by Transportwatch, will ensure constant contact with Italian companies operating in the sector. The local support of our colleagues of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani in Brussels can only provide added value to the project. ”
Transportwatch is coordinated by Marco Lopez de Gonzalo, from Studio Legale Mordiglia, Genoa and Milan offices, and Pietro Michea, from De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani in Brussels.