(ANSAmed) – ROME, OCTOBER 13 – The Italian law firm NCTM is
the only Italian law firm to appear on the 2016 Financial Times’
list of Most Innovative Law Firms, in the category of Innovation
in General Legal Expertise.
The Financial Times said the firm is among those that “have
shown some of the most creative thinking across Europe over the
past year”, and gave the firm the award “highly commended”.
“Partner Bernard O’Connor is a top 10 individual in the FT
report this year for his work in defending the rights of Turkish
Cypriots to produce Hellim cheese,” the Financial Times said.
The firm – recognised as one of the most important
independent Italian law firms both for size and for number and
importance of its operations – has more than 250 professionals
and 57 partners in its five offices in Italy and abroad (Milan,
Rome, Brussels, London and Shanghai).
O’Connor is a partner in the firm’s Brussels office.
The application that Greek-Cypriot producers submitted to the
European Commission for the recognition of Halloumi cheese under
protected designation of origin status initially didn’t include
the same pasteurised cheese called Hellim made by
Turkish-Cypriot producers in the northern part of the island.
Northern Cyprus isn’t recognised as part of the European
Union; however, O’Connor’s legal action ensured that
Turkish-Cypriot producers are also recognised under the
application for the EU’s protected designation of origin