Delivering Quality on a Global Basis

Giambrone is an international law firm with offices in London, Barcelona, Glasgow, Mallorca, Milan, Munich, Palermo, Rome, Sardinia, and Tunis. Head of Operations and Marketing, Anne Gadd provides us with a deeper insight into the company’s offerings as we look to examine which aspects make it so successful within the legal industry.

Established in 2009, Giambrone’s reach extends across Europe, North Africa and the Balearic Islands, making the firm well positioned to assist clients with a broad range of cross-border issues. The team have the capacity, under one roof, to successfully navigate through many different jurisdictions which saves clients time and money. Committed to excellence, Giambrone have developed teams of multi-specialist, multi-lingual and multi-jurisdictional lawyers in recognition of the frequent over-lap of expertise required when addressing our clients’ complex crossborder issues.

Firstly, the partners and staff at Giambrone are delighted to have received this award. We believe the dedication of our lawyers and support staff together with their commitment to delivering the best outcome to our clients has contributed to being successfully named in the 2018 Global Excellence Awards and the Best Full-Service Law Firm in 2018 within Italy. The award is perceptible confirmation of Giambrone’s competence and enthusiasm and will act as an inspiration to the staff and spur them on to even better results in the forthcoming year. The award will provide our clients and potential clients with a degree of confidence in the firm and encourage them to place their work in our hands.

Giambrone aspires to grow and develop into a force to be reckoned with throughout Europe and the wider markets. There are few firms of our size that offer the level of competence and the range of experience across Europe with genuine offices, as opposed to virtual offices, based in key locations within significant cities in Europe. The culture within the firm is client focussed; no two clients or legal cases are the same and Giambrone recognises that a comprehensive understanding of each client’s unique culture and their legal issues provides the optimum opportunity for successful resolution to challenging legal situations.

Furthermore, the lawyers at Giambrone do not ignore the fact that our business clients need commercial solutions to their issues and always factor in this aspect in every circumstance, there is little value in providing an answer to a legal issue where the cost of the solution out-weighs the value of the issue. We aim to deliver first rate pragmatic solutions to our clients and encourage our lawyers to gain a full grasp of impact and implication on the client, in the short and long term, of each legal matter and apply a collaborative strategy to ensure that the solution chosen is absolutely in the very best interests of the client.

Contributing greatly to the reputation of the company, the lawyers at Giambrone have been drawn from the very best, and across all the offices we have assembled a formidable cohort of expertise and can offer unrivalled levels of success. Our teams are constructed in a way that allows young rising stars to work with experienced lawyers who are widely respected and acknowledged experts in their field of law.

Subsequently, clients benefit from the best of both worlds by combining the astute experienced lawyers with fresh new talent bringing new ideas and vision to the firm. Giambrone is constantly looking for new gifted lawyers to join our impressive teams of lawyers, and intends to become the law firm of choice for individuals and businesses requiring legal assistance in Italy and the other areas in which we operate.

Ensuring we stay ahead of any upcoming developments within the industry, Giambrone acknowledges the need to constantly review the services and the way those services are delivered to maintain the best possible level of assistance to our clients. The provision of profession services is undergoing change; commercial clients expect and need speed of action and innovative solutions for their issues to keep them viable in their own markets. Giambrone must be at the cutting edge of a variety of industry sectors. The firm aims to use technology in tandem with our expertise of offer a modern service that can maintain momentum in any environment. We have developed a client services department that sits beside the legal teams which means that our clients are carefully managed throughout the entire course of their matter and in the first instance we have a comprehensive outline of the legal issue being presented and the client also has a complete understanding of the costs, the time the initial phase is likely to take and who will be dealing with their matter. The client services team are always open to our clients’ approach at any stage. Also, the client services team is able to keep the client fully informed of the key developments.

Despite operating in an increasingly technology dominated environment, Giambrone’s use of progressive technology does not mean that our clients who do not embrace modern technology will be left behind, on the contrary, we always adapt our methods to suit each client and fully understand that some of our clients may be more comfortable with other methods of communication.

Interestingly, the European legal and commercial landscape is in a state of instability mainly as a result of the UK’s decision regarding Brexit; this situation is resulting in opportunities for an agile law firm with cross-border capacity. Clients are looking for commitment and partner led firms without the high fees that are typically found in large cross-border firms centred in London. Giambrone’s proactive client centric culture is ideally suited to address the many issues that European businesses, who do business with other European countries, face with the looming prospect of the changes which will inevitably arise as a result of Brexit. For many businesses their whole business model must be redrafted, contracts will effectively be torn up, even staffing may prove a challenge. Free movement is one of the core elements of EU membership. If this is inhibited, some businesses may be affected very considerably. Budgets will have to be analysed and revised. Visa requirements for example could make it difficult to recruit UK-based employees from the remaining EU Member States (and vice versa). Also, potential candidates may prefer to be located in the EU where their movement would remain unrestricted. UK employees currently working in the EU almost certainly will need assistance with visas in the future.

Essentially, Giambrone aims to be ahead of the situation by devising preliminary strategies that can be adapted to offer our clients a framework to enable them to develop a way forward.

The UK’s surprise decision to leave the EU raises significant challenges and potential opportunities. It is clear that Brexit will affect the rights and obligations of all businesses aiming to be engaged in commercial activities in both the UK and the wider arena of Europe. While there is much uncertainty regarding the shape of the UK’s future relationship with the EU post-Brexit, time should be spent assessing the impact across a business at the earliest stage and be continually updated as more information is forthcoming. Therefore, consideration should be given now to the strategic action that businesses may wish to take in a number of areas, including contractual relationships, staffing, financing and supply chain management, to manage the risks and maximise the opportunities presented by Brexit. Proactive businesses will be best placed to meet the challenges of the coming years. It is probable that UK businesses that have strong trading deals with Italy but no base in Italy will be considering opening a branch in Italy in order to continue to do business.

Ultimately, Giambrone is growing exponentially and aims to be a leading global legal service, offering our clients a comprehensive client- focused worldwide legal resource. Giambrone will be reviewing the potential of expanding into other European countries as well as the U.S. The other markets that the firm is investigating are those of the Middle East and China. The first steps have been taken to investigate the potential of the eastern markets to ensure that the best practice from within Giambrone can be applied to these new areas.

Company: Giambrone & Partners

Contact: Anne Gadd

Address: Studio Legale Associato, Via Della Liberta 37/1, Palermo, 90139, Italy

Phone: 0039 02 9475