May 2012

 Pini Franco LLP: appointment of dispute resolution head

28 May 2012

Pini Franco LLP announces the appointment of Nicole Hirst as Head of Dispute Resolution. Nicole joins from Withers LLP and will be responsible for the development of the firm's contentious practice.

Admitted as a solicitor in 1991, Nicole is bilingual English/Italian and has extensive experience in serving the legal needs of Anglo Italian clients for 20 years in mainstream commercial litigation and dispute resolution and contentious intellectual property matters.

Pini Franco LLP announces the appointment of Nicole Hirst as Head of Dispute Resolution. Nicole joins from Withers LLP and will be responsible for the development of the firm's contentious practice.

Admitted as a solicitor in 1991, Nicole is bilingual English/Italian and has extensive experience in serving the legal needs of Anglo Italian clients for 20 years in mainstream commercial litigation and dispute resolution and contentious intellectual property matters. She has acted in a number of reported cases, both in general commercial and intellectual property matters, many involving cross- border issues.

Commenting on the appointment, Rocco Franco, Partner of Pini Franco LLP said:

"We are delighted to welcome Nicole to our firm. This appointment underlines our commitment to continued growth and development as Nicole brings considerable experience to the team. Her impressive background, expertise and Anglo Italian background are a perfect match for this firm."

Nicole Hirst said:

"Having worked within the Anglo Italian legal sector for the whole of my career, there is a clear strong synergy between my experience and the focus of Pini Franco LLP. This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in developing the dispute resolution practice which has a very strong growth potential. I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues in enhancing the strong litigation practice, given the huge opportunities in this sector".

Notes to Editors

Pini Franco LLP is a boutique full service City law firm with specialists in company/commercial, dispute resolution, commercial and residential property, intellectual property, employment, private client and Italian law matters. The firm is particularly regarded in the Anglo Italian legal sector and has advised Italian state institutions, banks and leading fashion houses.

For further information about this press release please contact:

Rocco Franco, Partner, on +44 (0) 207 566 3140 email: rfranco@pinifranco.com.

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