FratiniVergano adds two new associates
As FratiniVergano continues to grow, we are pleased to announce that, effective on 1 January 2015, Marta Miglietti and Bruno G. Simões have joined the firm as associates. Rising from within our ranks, Marta joins the Competition and EU Law practice group while Bruno joins the International Trade and Food Law practice group.
Marta received her Law degree from the University of Perugia in 2009, as well as an Erasmus Diploma from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a Proficiency Certificate in Parliamentary Studies from the Centre “S.Tosi” at the University of Florence in 2011. After the admission to the Bar Association of Perugia (Italy), Marta completed an LL.M. summa cum laude in International and European Law from the Institute for European Studies at the VUB, where she received the 2013 ‘Award for outstanding Master Thesis’. Before joining FratiniVergano in September 2013, Marta practiced in Italy and worked as a trainee at the EU Affairs department of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and at the European Parliament. Marta will provide legal advice and policy analysis in different areas of EU Internal Market regulation (e.g., postal services, entertainment and media matters, IPRs, data protection), competition law and State aid, product regulation and labelling.
Prior to joining FratiniVergano in September 2013 as a junior lawyer, Bruno earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Kansas School of Law (United States), with a Certificate in International Trade and Finance Law, as well as a Certificate in Business and Commercial Law. Bruno also received a Bachelor of Science in Business in Supply Chain Management from the University of Kansas, with a Concentration in Information Systems Technology. In addition to working as a judicial clerk in Kansas, Bruno previously served as Research Assistant to Raj Bhala, the Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. At FratiniVergano, Bruno will assist clients on matters related to international trade negotiations, WTO technical discussions and dispute settlement, regional integration and market access issues, including potential non-tariff barriers to trade.