New York, NY –December 9, 2013 – The international law firm Withers Bergman, known as Withers outside of the U.S., announced today that Corrado Manuali has joined the firm as head of its Italian desk in the United States. Mr. Manuali, who will be based in the firm’s New York office, comes to Withers Bergman from Kranjac Tripodi & Partners LLP.

“Corrado’s experience with U.S. and Italian-based business fits in perfectly with our goal of providing seamless cross-border representation to our clients,” said David Guin, partner and New York office managing director at Withers Bergman. “He’ll be working closely with lawyers in our Italian offices to further cement our long-standing relationships with Italian families and businesses.”

Mr. Manuali focuses his practice on general corporate, M&A, commercial real estate and securities law, and has extensive experience advising Italian companies of all sizes operating in the U.S. as well as U.S. companies looking to expand into Italy. He also advises private equity funds with interests both in the U.S. and internationally.

“As the third largest economy and second largest exporter in the Eurozone, Italy remains a significant source of new business for law firms and Withers Bergman in particular,” said Mr. Manuali. “I look forward to bringing my knowledge of Italian business, law and culture to the firm and am certain my clients will benefit from Withers Bergman’s depth of experience in corporate and private client matters.”

Mr. Manuali’s clients include the gourmet Italian marketplace Eataly and the Bastianich family. He has previously served as an officer for Italy’s tax enforcement agency.    

About Withers Bergman

Withers Bergman is an international law firm dedicated to the personal, business and philanthropic interests of successful individuals, their families and advisors. The firm provides advice to entrepreneurs, growth companies and multinationals on all aspects of business ventures, including corporate formation, tax, financing, securities law and employment matters. As the trusted advisor we have a unique understanding of the importance of considering both individual and business goals at every stage of the business.

Withers has long had a significant practice acting for Italian interests around the world.  In Italy itself, it has offices in Milan and Padua, where Italian and English qualified counsel act for a variety of leading commercial and private interests, including major Italian luxury brands.  Reflecting its commitment to its Italian clients, Withers also has established "Italian Desks" in some of its other major international offices, including in the U.S.,England, Switzerland and Asia, where Italian speaking English, U.S. or Italian lawyers coordinate local services for the inbound and outbound needs of clients with Italian interests.

The firm has offices in New York, New Haven, Greenwich, London, BVI, Geneva, Hong Kong, Milan, Padua, Zurich and Singapore.