International law firm Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) is delighted to announce that Partner Furio Samela, Head of of the firm’s Italian Martime Group, has been acknowledged as “Lawyer of the Year: Shipping” at the annual Le Fonti Awards Ceremony held in Milan at Palazzo Mezzanotte, headquarters of the Italian Stock Exchange, on 13 November 2017. Le Fonti is a leading Italian research institute and independent global publishing house.
Furio was granted the award in recognition of his “wide shipping experience and great track record in this sector”. Le Fonti also noted that “WFW’s Italian Shipping Department, led by Furio Samela, is one of the most important legal players in the Italian Shipping industry”. He comments: “I’m honoured to have won this award, which recognises the high profile nature and quality of our work, and the exceptional talent of our shipping finance team”.
WFW’s acknowledged expertise in the shipping sector is further demonstrated by the top tier position in leading legal directories Chambers & Partners and by other recent award wins including “Law Firm of the Year 2017 – Shipping” and “Furio Samela – Lawyer of the Year 2016, Shipping Finance” by leading Italian legal news provider legalcommunity.