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Domenico Colella

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Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

Work Department

TMT; Outsourcing; M&A




He was in-house counsel at Banca Cattolica S.p.A. and afterwards associate at the Rome office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. In 2001 he co-founded the firm Portolano Colella Cavallo where he led the IP, Outsourcing and Technology practices of the firm for over ten years. 
In 2012 Domenico joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati. Domenico has an outstanding experience in assisting Italian and foreign clients on matters pertaining to information technology, especially in connection with outsourcing projects and M&A deals. In those fields, he is often called upon by his clients – market leaders – to handle the most complex projects in Italy. He is a lecturer of the Master on Business Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, has authored various publications on Information Technology and outsourcing contract law, has co-authored the “Doing Business” report published by the World Bank. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and to pleed before Italian supreme court in 2011.




He is past chair of the Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security Committee of ABA (American Bar Association) International Law and Practice Section, a member of the Tax & Legal Committee of AIFI (Italian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), member of the International Bar Association, former member of the Board of Directors of ITechLaw Association.


Law degree cum laude, Bari University (1994)


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is ‘excellent’ in contractual advice, provision of IP and IT solutions, patent, trade mark and copyright litigation and arbitration as well as in mapping and assessing intangible and technological assets. The practice assists Ferrari with brand protection, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting, and defended Yahoo! in contentious proceedings initiated by broadcasters such as Mediaset and RTI regarding alleged contribution to copyright infringement through search engines powered by the client. Media and technology experts Matteo Orsingher, Fabrizio Sanna and Domenico Colella are strongly recommended.

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Within: Leading individuals

Domenico Colella - Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

Within: TMT

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati’s ‘great’ TMT-team is highly adept at assisting with all matters related to internet, e-commerce and data protection, IT and outsourcing, the TV and film industry, media, publishing and entertainment, advertising, gaming and telecoms. The practice advises Yahoo! on all aspects of its Italian activities, including contractual, data protection and contentious matters, and assists Disney Group companies, including Disney Channel and EuroDisney, on contractual, regulatory, IP and litigation issues. Domenico Colella is strongly recommended. Matteo Orsingher and Marco Consonni are other names to note.

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