Legal Business

Italy 2.0

The Italian legal market has modernised over the past decade as local firms have reacted to greater client demands and the influx of foreign practices. Now there’s greater pressure on fees and billing arrangements

Over the past decade the Italian legal market has gradually been modernising, entering its own 2.0 era. Firms have taken a more business-focused approach to how they run their firms. Italian lawyers who traditionally prided themselves on their ability to advise on a wide range of areas have become more specialised.

In part, the competitive nature of the market has forced Italian lawyers to adapt. There are more than 200,000 members of the Italian bar, Consiglio Nazionale Forense. The total number of lawyers is more than in Germany, even though Italy has a much smaller economy.