Expanding its growing global presence, Rimon Law is now in Rome, Italy through a legal network with Studio LegalePalmieri (“SLP”), which will operate as “Studio LegalePalmieri — RIMÔN Italia.” SLP’s Claudio Palmieri, joining Rimon as Counsel, will act as principal of the Rome office.
Rimon already has offices in sixteen cities in the United States and in Tel Aviv, Israel, and relationships with firms in London, Brussels and Stockholm as part of the Rimon Global Network. Rimon plans to open offices in Mexico City and China next.
The coordinator of Rimon’s efforts in Rome with SLP will be Rimon Partner Stephen Díaz Gavin, who specializes in litigation and telecommunications matters. He represents foreign corporate clients and foreign sovereigns in litigation and arbitration cases, and advises them in matters before the U.S. Congress, the executive branch and independent agencies. During his career, he has worked extensively for clients in Europe and Latin America. As coordinator in Rome, Mr. Gavin will work on developing business opportunities for Studio LegalePalmieri — RIMÔN Italia in Europe and before the European Commission. Mr. Gavin will maintain a presence in Rimon’s Washington, D.C. office.
Claudio Palmieri represents clients in general corporate legal matters and negotiating with Italian and European public administrations. His practice is concentrated on public procurement, litigation, food export, and data privacy, as well as state aid and infringement issues involving the European Commission.
Mr. Palmieri has significant governmental experience heavily steeped in European Union legal issues. Prior to going into private practice, he served two years as the legal and institutional affairs representative for Italy’s Calabria Region at its Brussels office. As the region’s key contact person for EU state aid, Mr. Palmieri monitored EU legislative and decision-making that affected the region and guided institutional lobbying. He served as legal counsel on procurement and infringement issues, as well as EU funds and environmental questions. He represented the Calabria Region to such bodies as the European Parliament, the Directorate-Generals of the European Commission, the EU’s Committee of the Regions, the Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union, and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions.
Prior to that role, Mr. Palmieri served as Office Director in Rome of the Autonomous Organizational Unit Specialized in European Politics for the Calabria Region.
“Our clients need a law firm with an understanding of the international arena, with attorneys who can handle the different permutations of cross-border transactions. We’ve found Rome to be a strong growth area, and one that will help us continue to expand on the global front,” said Michael Moradzadeh, CEO of Rimon. “Claudio is the type of attorney we have always looked for, someone who clients instinctively trust and who has a clear ability to manage all areas of corporate law for individuals and companies looking to do business in Italy and the EU. Working with Stephen Díaz Gavin, Claudio will be of great assistance in expanding our work for European clients. We are happy to welcome Claudio to our firm.”
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“Rimon has established itself as a growing player in the international arena. The firm’s attorneys are regularly brought in to handle complex cross-border deals. I look forward to working with the Rimon team in helping clients navigate the EU and Italian law,” said Mr. Palmieri.