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Gallavotti Bernardini & Partners, Avv Mario Gallavotti, Rome, ITALY

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Avv Mario Gallavotti

Work +39 06 858231
Gallavotti Bernardini & Partners

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Media & Entertainment; Sports Law; Copyright and Intellectual Property law; International law


Founding Partner of the firm.  He has over 30 years of experience working in the media and entertainment sectors advising on numerable prominent deals for the production and distribution of motion pictures, TV movies, TV series, theatrical productions and animations. In particular, he has a wealth of experience advising and assisting clients with entertainment law, sports law, copyright issues, intellectual property, mergers, acquisitions, and international law.  

Mario represents nationally and internationally recognized organizations in the sports and entertainment sectors, as well as producers, authors, actors, professional athletes, at the national and international level. In particular he has worked with them drafting international agreements, litigating on their behalf, and representing them before Courts and Arbitration Panels. Mario regularly represents the Italian Motion Pictures Industry and is a member of several technical panels.

Mario is often asked to speak at professional and academic seminars and conferences on a diverse range of issues in the areas of  Entertainment Law and Sport Law. 


Mario Gallavotti was admitted to Rome in 1973. He is also admitted to the Italian Supreme Court and is a Certified Auditor. He has served both as President and National Secretary of the Young Lawyers at the Rome Bar.  In 1976, Mario Gallavotti was a visiting lawyer of the U.S Law Firm Kutak, Rock & Huie, In 1982 he opened an office in Los Angeles where he spent long periods acquiring extensive experience of the American judicial and legal system.


Italian, English, French


FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber; FIFA and UEFA Player’s Status Committee; Italian Copyright Consulting Committee


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Mario Gallavotti - Gallavotti Bernardini & Partners

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The team at Gallavotti Bernardini & Partners specialises in mandates involving the sports, media, cinema and television industries. Recent highlights include advising Warner Bros. Entertainment Italia on co-production and distribution agreements, and assisting Turner Broadcasting System Europe with contractual and regulatory issues. Antonio Bernardini and Mario Gallavotti are names to note, along with associates Stefano La Porta and Chiara Dellacasa.

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