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The firm

Cugia Cuomo & Associati is an independent Italian law Firm based in Rome. The Firm was incorporated in 2006 by Fabrizio Cugia and Pietro Cuomo, former partners of international firms, as a specific response to clients' needs for a tailored, quality-driven and highly focused legal service.

The Firm focuses and offers premium advice on TMT, data protection and cyber security, corporate and commercial, intellectual property, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, white collar crime prevention and international best practice compliance. The Firm is internationally recognized as a top player in the Italian legal market in the indicated fields. In 2016, Cugia Cuomo & Associati has been awarded "TOP Legal award in TMT- Tecnology" by Top Legal, the premium legal services national review and was regarded as the "Law Firm of the Year - Communications Law" by Corporate International. In 2017, Fabrizio Cugia has been awarded the TOP Legal Industry Awards - Lawyer of year 2017 "TMT- Technology". Again in 2018, both the Firm and Mr. Cugia were again shortlisted for the annual prizes in TMT, by the two most important national legal reviews (Top Legal and Legal Community).  For Corporate INTL 2019 Magazine Global Award,   Mr Cugia  is TMT Sector Lawyer of the Year in Italy.

Members of the Firm retain a strong international experience and solid professional backgrounds, having exercised in the legal and regulatory field also as former in-house of counsels and institutional advisors such as IFC and World Bank. The Firm's first-class professionals, who are all multi-lingual, have matured an extensive experience in the assistance of national and international operators and corporations along with government institutions, agencies, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs in achieving business and best practice objectives.

Partners of the Firm have acted as counsels to institutions such as the Italian Parliament or the Italian Treasury for privatization and dismissal procedures of publicly owned companies, and have served as legal senior experts for Independent Institutions such as the American Bar Association, European Commission and IFC. In addition, the Firm also provided regulatory assistance to the World Bank in reference to the development of a Central Asian rural telecommunications strategy and assistance to the governments of four Central Asian countries towards the identification and analysis of the regulation in force in the telecommunications field.

The Firm regularly advises operators in the regulatory and legal implications and duties concerning adoption of minimum security measures and requirements, suitable preventative security measures, disaster recovery, privacy compliance and safety rules and in general adoption of organizational and regulatory measures and policies in the control and secured processing of data (whether electronic or traditionally stored), unauthorized access and safety and security compliance.

Types of work undertaken

The Firm offers services in the following areas: TMT, data protection and cyber security, corporate and commercial, intellettuali property, e- wallets, and digital payment instruments, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, white collar crime prevention and international best practice compliance. The TMT and IT departments, headed by Mr. Cugia and Ms. Silvia Giampaolo count a vast portfolio of experiences advising national and international operators on regulatory reforms, antitrust filings, privacy regulation measures, deployment of broadband networks for OTT, launch of mobile infotainment and communication services on board of  vehicles,  webcasting, on-line gambling and publishing, e- wallets, and digital payment instruments; computer crime law, EFT and related software protection.

This crucial convergence advice in different regulatory aspects provides the Firm with a unique blend of sector specific and detailed knowledge in all regulatory issues pertaining to convergent and integrated IT services offered on fixed or mobile communications networks.The Firm advises start-ups also in the field of B2B and B2C online cyber-navigation credit systems, and is particularly active in virtual currencies and web financing operations, another aspect which is quite rare in the domestic market.

On IT, The Firm provides assistance on ancillary matters such as:

  • IoT and M2M;
    • OTT general regulatory obligations (e.g. site or network sharing, rights of way, etc.);
    • Users geo-localization;
    • Users profiling for marketing purposes;
  • Definition of actors responsibilities in relation to IT products (telecoms operator, application developer, software developer, content provider, advertiser, etc.)

On Privacy and Cyber Secutiry, the Firm advises mobile and fixed line operators on GDPR compliance, implementation of security and safety compulsare measures, best practice alignment and consumer protection. The Firm also advises operators on respect of US data transfer and implications under the EU-US Privacy shield.


  • Breakdown of work %
  • TMT: 30%
  • Corporate Law: 30%
  • Commercial Law: 10%
  • Banking and Finance: 10%
  • Data Protection: 10%
  • White Collar Crime Prevention: 10%

  • Languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • English (fluent)
  • Member
  • Nextlaw Global Referral Network
  • A well-established international network of foreign associates
  • AGI (Italian Employment Lawyers Association); ABA (American Bar Association); IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Italian Bar Association

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