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Herbert Smith Freehills' energy partner Lorenzo Parola has been named "Energy Lawyer of the Year" by Legalcommunity, a leading Italian legal publication. Lorenzo is the only Italian lawyer who has received this prestigious award four times. 

Lorenzo is one of the leading energy and energy technology lawyers in Italy, often advises in some of the most complex and “first of a kind” transactions in the sector. He advises infrastructure funds, utilities and oil majors in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions in the oil & gas, power, renewables, digitalisation and energy transition sectors. He has an unparalleled track-record on permitting, contractual and regulatory issues related to the development of power projects and gas infrastructures, including CCGT and renewables plants, LNG regasification terminals, gas storages, pipelines and merchant lines.

Lewis McDonald, Global Head of Energy, commented: "Lorenzo has proven to be an excellent addition to our pan-European energy and infrastructure platform, and together with Francesca Morra and our Milan team, is providing us with excellent capability in these sectors in Italy.  This recognition is richly deserved, given the high profile Italian deals that Lorenzo continues to lead on.  Many congratulations Lorenzo!"