In this chapter we recognise 35 data lawyers for their excellence in the areas of data privacy and protection, data security, IT, and telecoms and media.
Most Highly Regarded
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale receives four listings here.
The “excellent” Laura Liguori is a key name in the Italian market when it comes to data issues, notably internet, e-commerce, data protection and digital media matters.
Ernesto Apa is one of Italy’s leading minds in the data space and is regularly engaged by clients on regulatory and contractual matters in the digital, media and telecommunications sectors.
Francesco Portolano ranks highly among peers thanks to his profound understanding of corporate transactions and regulatory matters in the digital and media sectors.
Giulio Novellini receives impressive recommendations from market commentators for his data practice, which spans privacy, data protection and e-commerce.
Saverio Cavalcanti of Dentons Europe “combines an impressive expertise on privacy and IT issues with fintech-related advice” and is “extremely proactive in detecting creative and innovative solutions tailored to clients’ businesses”.
At Cugia Cuomo & Associati, Fabrizio Cugia di Sant’Orsola is a leading light of the Italian market, renowned for his tremendous knowledge of internet and telecoms law.
Pietro Cuomo impresses with the first-rate counsel he delivers on high-value transactions across the TMT sector.
Orsingher Ortu Avvocati Associati’s Domenico Colella is described as “the leader in the Italian market for technology and outsourcing contractual arrangements”.
Marco Consonni is well thought of among peers for his deep expertise in licensing agreements, distributorship and corporate transactions in the TMT sector.
At Ughi e Nunziante – Studio Legale, Daniela De Pasquale comes highly recommended by sources for her strong experience in data privacy and protection regulation.
Massimiliano Pappalardo is “an outstanding lawyer” with over 20 years’ experience in complex IP issues pertaining to new technologies, as well as data protection matters.
At Hogan Lovells Studio Legale, Marco Berliri is a strong data practitioner, widely reputed for his “very good practice”. He has over 20 years’ experience of innovative technologies and e-commerce matters.
Massimiliano Masnada is identified as one of Italy’s leading data specialists this year, praised by peers as “one of the best” in the market.
Rocco Panetta at Panetta & Associati receives extensive recommendations from peers for his practice, which encompasses technology and telecommunications issues.
Chiomenti’s Gilberto Nava is “extremely skilled, especially on issues in the telecoms sector”, with notable expertise in contentious and non-contentious e-comms and media market issues.
Adriano D’Ottavio is an impressive data lawyer, well versed at advising domestic and international clients on data protection and management issues.
Caiazzo Donnini Pappalardo & Associati’s Rino Caiazzo is “a strong lawyer” who frequently advises Italian and multinational companies on electronic communications, as well as dispute resolution proceedings.
Italo de Feo at CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni is highly sought after for his remarkable skill in and knowledge of technology outsourcing, software issues and telecoms regulation.
Carlo Piana with Array Law provides “a unique mix of tech and legal skills” and is “very knowledgeable of the legal, licensing and even technical aspects that are relevant to cases”.
Studio Legale Bird & Bird’s Massimiliano Mostardini is a sterling data lawyer, with 30 years of experience advising clients on Italian and pan-European IP litigation proceedings pertaining to the IT, telecommunications and media sectors.
Raffaele Zallone at Studio Legale Zallone is a well-regarded name in the Italian market. He has over 30 years of experience in the data field, which includes 10 years as legal director of IBM Italy.