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Data privacy and data protection in Italy

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's team is recommended for data-driven projects, major data breaches and investigations by the data protection authorities. The practice recently launched a number of legal tech tools, including NOTIFY (a data breach assessment tool), Prisca (a chatbot based on an AI system) and Transfer (which assesses the compliance of transfers of personal data outside the EEA). Global co-chair of the internet of things (IoT) group Giulio Coraggio heads up the Italian technology sector and gaming and gambling teams. Senior lawyer Giulia Zappaterra also provides support.

Practice head(s):

Giulio Coraggio

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Zappaterra


Great for competence of resources at every level, passion for the material, and innovation.

Takes care in managing the relationship with the client.

Able to adapt to business contexts and offer effective advice that is specific to the client.

Giulio Coraggio pays particular attention to regulatory updates. 

Giulio Coraggio is highly recommended for his client skills.

Senior lawyer Giulia Zappaterra has distinguished herself with prompt responses and the ability to look beyond the law in search of innovative and customised solutions.

Key clients





Borsa Italiana (the Italian Stock Exchange)






Work highlights

  • Advised Disney on data protection matters that related to the launch of Disney+ across all the main jurisdictions in Europe.
  • Advised UniCredit on three major data breaches that affected (on aggregate) over 4m customers, as well as follow-up disputes before the Data Protection Authority.
  • Assisted Haier, a global manufacturer of home appliances, with co-ordinating (from Italy) its global data protection compliance programme across all European jurisdictions.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Italian privacy team is 'excellent and always gives prompt, solid feedback'. It is experienced in assisting Italian and international clients with compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as Italy's 2018 Privacy Code reform, including e-privacy provisions related to e-marketing. The practice also acts for clients in litigation before both the Data Protection Authority (DPA) and ordinary courts. Massimiliano Masnada is a respected privacy and data protection specialist. Giulia Mariuz was recently promoted to senior associate.

Practice head(s):

Massimiliano Masnada

Other key lawyers:

Giulia Mariuz; Alberto Bellan


Rated for the competence of its professionals and knowledge of the client’s business sector.

The Hogan Lovells’ privacy team is excellent. It is always ready to give prompt and concrete feedback, providing the necessary in-depth analysis on every legal issue.

The Hogan Lovells team stands out from other firms because, in addition to great competence and timeliness in their work, it demonstrates that it has the interests of the company as its main objective. Working with these lawyers creates a real team synergy.

Experience and constant updating make it the best point of reference for obtaining authoritative opinions and solutions for the most complex situations.

The privacy group is made up of young, but highly trained, professionals with great experience; above all, they have intuition and sincere interest in the subject.

Massimiliano Masnada is always available, shrewd and meticulous in giving the requested support; he also always anticipates changes and developments in this area.

Massimiliano Masnada is a veteran in the field of privacy, with a knowledge of the subject and field experience that few other professionals have. 

Senior associate Giulia Mariuz is a brilliant, business-oriented lawyer, who is quick and precise in her advice.’

Key clients



Pago PA

BNP Paribas Cardif

Bending Spoons


Zimmer Biomet




Work highlights

  • Assists Google with privacy and right to be forgotten cases.
  • Assisted TeamSystem with data protection issues under the GDPR, in relation to software and related services.
  • Assisted Pago PA with data protection analysis and the drafting of related documentation, which concerned projects involving the Italian Public Administration’s digitalisation.

ICT Legal Consulting

ICT Legal Consulting 'always shows commitment in order to resolve even the most complex issues'. It is highly respected for data protection compliance matters in Italy,  The practice fields experts in several sectors, including energy, automotive, finance, life sciences, media, retail, entertainment, hospitality and education. Paolo Balboni serves as data protection officer (DPO) for several multinational companies. Luca Bolognini is President of the Italian Institute for Privacy and Data Valorisation, which is dedicated to advanced data protection studies in Italy. Vito Michele Pavese and Nicola Franchetto are also experienced partners.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Balboni; Luca Bolognini

Other key lawyers:

Vito Michele Pavese; Nicola Franchetto


Recommended for its professionalism and availability.

The firm always shows commitment in order to resolve even the most complex issues.

Highly specialised skills in this area, with clarity of vision of problems and the ability to identify solutions.

Competence, professionalism and transparency.

Fantastic for the preparation and professionalism of its advisers, punctuality of the feedback, and client management.

These are highly qualified professionals who respond promptly and precisely to our requests. The firm is a partner of excellence that supports us in defining strategic corporate aspects, such as contracts with customers and suppliers and the management of all privacy aspects. Interacting with a work team rather than a single professional gives us the peace of mind that our requests will always be dealt with quickly.

Nicola Franchetto has always been a point of reference in terms of reliability and professionalism.

Luca Bolognini brings preparation, experience and brilliance of thought of the highest level.

Key clients

Alpitour S.p.A.

AlfaSigma S.p.a.

Amnesty International – Sezione Italiana OdV

Assimoco S.p.A.

Attiva S.p.A.

Axpo Italia S.p.A.

Banijay Italia S.p.A.

Banca Nazionale del Lavoro S.p.A. – Gruppo BNP Paribas

BPER Banca S.p.A.

Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.

Cerved Information Solutions SpA


ContactLab S.p.A.

Consulcesi S.A.

Credit Agricole Cariparma S.p.A.

Culligan Italiana S.p.A.

ENGINEERING – Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A


FABBRI Holding Industriale S.p.A. S.p.A. con socio unico

FIS S.p.A.

Friul Intagli Industries S.p.A.

Giochi Preziosi S.p.A.

Grandi Navi Veloci S.p.A.

Lago S.p.A.

Leonardo S.p.A.

Linkem S.p.A.

Liu-Jo S.p.A.

Maserati S.p.A.

Micys Company S.p.A.

Prima Assicurazioni S.p.a.

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.

Samsung Electronics Italia S.p.A.

Sapio Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno S.r.l.

Sara Assicurazioni S.p.a.

Seven S.p.a.

SGS Italia S.p.A.

Sofidel S.p.A.

Soft Strategy S.p.A.

TOD’S S.p.A.


Work highlights

  • Acts as a data protection office for Maserati, the Italian luxury automotive manufacturer.
  • Acts for Virgin Active Italia (as data protection officer) in relation to outsourcing matters.
  • Assisted Giochi Preziosi with the drafting and implementation of its GDPR-aligned data protection compliance framework.

Panetta & Associati

Panetta & Associati was founded in 2008 by Rocco Panetta, who is a former Italy DPA head of legal and former Italian Representative at the Group of EU Data Protection authorities. He is also the country leader for Italy at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The practice has longstanding experience in technology issues and privacy compliance, and regularly acts as external DPO to a number of multinational and national corporates. Other names to note are Lorenzo Cristofaro, who made partner in 2019, and Tommaso Mauro, who was elevated to counsel in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Rocco Panetta

Other key lawyers:

Lorenzo Cristofaro; Tommaso Mauro

Key clients




Bottega Veneta





Kering Eyewear







Clear Channel


Illimity Bank


Work highlights

  • Advised the Kering Group on both multinational data protection issues and the reshaping of its privacy compliance programme.
  • Advised the CONAD consortium on a number of IT and data protection issues, including acting before the Italian DPA in a case involving the right of portability and monetisation of data.
  • Assisted Orthofix with a multinational privacy compliance programme.

Portolano Cavallo

Portolano Cavallo's data privacy and data protection practice, which sits within the TMT group, is 'highly professional, constantly updated and fully available to its clients'. It assists with all aspects of data protection laws, including compliance, data breaches, data transfers, cookies and privacy of employees, among others. The firm also provides an AI-powered due diligence automation solution called Luminance. Laura Liguori is highly focused on internet and data protection matters. Counsel Giulio Novellini acts for clients in sectors such as fashion, transportation, IT, life sciences and medical devices, and leisure and entertainment.

Practice head(s):

Laura Liguori

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Novellini; Fabiana Bisceglia; Eleonora Curreli


Great experience in the sector with guaranteed professionalism from its collaborators/partners. I do not know of other firms that have such expertise in the sector.

All the professionals on the team are well trained and have a lot of experience in this field. This makes them reliable and guarantees us safety.

They are a lean, but very fast and smart team.

Highly professional, constantly updated and fully available to its clients.

Very profound preparation in a subject that makes them well known in the sector.

Laura Liguori is always available – she is smart, fast and reliable.


BonelliErede's team assists clients with interactions with the personal data protection (PDP) authorities, as well as PDP inspections, investigations and proceedings. Other key areas of expertise include data and privacy protection in outsourcing agreements, commercial and technological joint ventures. The group also advises on data exploitation involving the IoT and application of AI models, projects concerning data transfers abroad, internal investigation procedures' privacy aspects and private business compliance programmes. Tommaso Faelli is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Tommaso Faelli


The strengths are certainly the competence of the professionals and their availability.

‘The team offers a complete service and the relationship with the client is managed with transparency, attention and a responsible approach.’

Reliability, punctuality, continuous professional updating and – compared to most of the competition-specific skills not only in the field of personal data protection, but also in the insurance sector and digital innovation.


Chiomenti's team assists with both day-to-day and strategic data protection issues. Examples include transfers of data, profiling, internal investigations, definition of on-line and off-line policies, and the development of machine learning-based services. The practice also fields specialists in the IT, telecoms, life sciences, fashion, food, banking, insurance, energy and automotive sectors. Gilberto Nava is an experienced partner in IP, TMT and data protection. He is supported by counsel Giulio Vecchi and associate Ersilia Lazzara.

Practice head(s):

Gilberto Nava

Other key lawyers:

Giulio Vecchi; Ersilia Lazzara; Paolo Bertoni


Professionals with an international vision of the issues they oversee, offering the added value of a holistic approach for large multi-business companies.

They show great precision and care in their work.

All the professionals are extremely helpful, professional and competent. Any consultancy required is carried out with particular care and precision.

Competence and prompt resolution of complex problems.

A team of professionals who are highly trained in this area.

Gilberto Nava is brilliant, not only for technical competence, but also for knowing how to grasp the nuances and needs of multinational clients – he is  the professional that you call if you have something complicated to manage.

Gilberto Nava and counsel Giulio Vecchi have the ability to immerse themselves in the client company’s reality in order to solve problems. This attitude, which I believe to be unique, allows them to bring their expertise to a level far above that of a classic legal office.

Giulio Vecchi, in addition to following in the footsteps of Gilberto Nava, shows great availability in relation to clients’ multiple requests and changes of mind. He is attentive, and above all professional, meticulous and patient.’

Key clients

Terna S.p.A.

Eni S.p.a.

Toyota Financial Services – International Corporation

Toyota Insurance Management SE – (Toyota Motor Corporation Group)


Yoox Net-À-Porter Group S.P.A.

Enel X

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a.

Venchi S.r.l.

Datafalls S.r.l.

Hic Mobile S.r.l.

ANIA – Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici

Agile Telecom

InfoCert S.p.a.

Visura S.r.l.

Tinexta S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised companies of the Terna Group (a publicly owned energy sector company) on the data processing of employees, clients, visitors and suppliers, in relation to the pandemic emergency.
  • Provides ongoing assistance to InfoCert (a provider of digital trust services in Italy) in relation to several matters, including data breaches and the management of relations with Italy’s DPA and Digital Agency (AgID).
  • Advised Toyota Motor Italia S.p.A. (as Data Protection Officer) on its data processing activities.


Dentons is particularly focused on IoT, cybersecurity and digital media. Its team is 'available, prepared and constantly updated'. The group covers audits and data mapping, big data, mobile apps, compliance, information governance, and data security and data breach management. Other areas include cybersecurity, data transfer, investigations and proceedings, and IoT matters, among others. Giangiacomo Olivi is a Europe co-head of the firm's data privacy and cybersecurity group.

Practice head(s):

Giangiacomo Olivi

Other key lawyers:

Chiara Bocchi


Promptness in answering the questions submitted, with a marked corporate sensitivity that allows the production of opinions and legal support that are not exclusively doctrinal, but really useful for the business.’

Available, prepared and constantly updated on EU-level guidelines.

The Dentons’ data privacy team has deep expertise in dealing with data protection, especially before the Italian regulators.

A combination of knowledge and experience allows them to provide comprehensive and thoughtful assessments of complex data protection matters.

Dentons is a reliable partner from a technical point of view, as well as reliable for its timing and speed with.

The full availability of Dentons’ resources makes the firm unique on the market.

Giangiacomo Olivi lives up to his reputation. It is inspiring how he takes on high-stakes matters with enthusiasm and humility. When he has to engage in negotiations, he handles them with outstanding diplomacy skills.

The human relationship is the key factor to maintaining a professional relationship. If trust in the person is lacking, trust in the professional falters – Giangiacomo Olivi excels in both aspects. He is also is very prepared from a technical point of view and has the ability to solve complex situations, making them easily understandable to non-experts.

Key clients

The Student Hotel




Bending Spoons


Movendo Technologies



NTT Data




Warner Bros


Work highlights

  • Assisted QVC with the review of its data management policies and compliance programme for Europe, US, Japan and China.
  • Assisted Bolton with several privacy issues, including updating its cookie policy and cookie banner in various European jurisdictions.
  • Provided The Student Hotel with data privacy assistance, including setting up a data retention scheme and advice on guest registration, employee identification and COVID-19-related issues.

Gianni & Origoni

Gianni & Origoni's 'extremely competent' privacy team is jointly led by privacy and data protection specialist Daniele Vecchi (who is also active in litigation matters) and counsel Melissa Marchese, who advises Italian and multinational companies on their ordinary and extraordinary data protection management issues. Marchese is 'always very prepared and gives support proactively when there are new legislative or jurisprudential developments affecting our company's privacy issues'.

Practice head(s):

Daniele Vecchi; Melissa Marchese

Other key lawyers:

Martina Ortillo


Great collaboration between highly specialised professionals in different legal sectors.

Both theoretical and practical legal competences, with concrete experience in this area.

In-depth knowledge of this sector, with excellent technical and professional skills that have been proven during a longstanding relationship.

 ‘It is an extremely competent team that is able to empathise with the client and understand its real needs.

Competent, prepared, professional, updated and available – these qualities are not easily found all together in law firms.

Daniele Vecchi is a highly trained, competent professional.

Counsel Melissa Marchese is a great professional with excellent technical skills, great availability and accurate responses.

Melissa Marchese has a very constructive and collaborative attitude. She is always very prepared and gives support proactively when there are new legislative or jurisprudential developments affecting our company’s privacy issues.

Key clients

Lindt & Sprüngli SpA

Lindt & Sprüngli SA

Bay SpA



Eni Gas Luce SpA


Banco Santander

Costa Crociere SpA

Techint SpA

Sanitanova Srl


Work highlights

  • Assisted (as healthcare data protection panel expert) Sanitanova with a project named Consensus Project, which involved the correct use of real world data in healthcare.
  • Assisted TIM with sanctioning proceedings conducted by the Italian DPA.
  • Acted for Costa Crociere Spa on data protection issues, including the processing of personal data during the pandemic emergency.

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

With a 'goal-oriented approach', Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati's practice covers drafting of corporate policies, data processing agreements and legal support to DPOs. It is also experienced in cybersecurity, data breaches, proceedings before the ordinary courts and the DPA, transaction-related data protection issues and compliance. Domenico Colella is an IT, outsourcing and e-commerce sector specialist. Fabrizio Sanna focuses on non-contentious and contentious IP and TMT-related matters. Senior associate Marta Minonne also provides data protection support.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Sanna

Other key lawyers:

Domenico Colella; Marta Minonne


The support received from Orsingher Ortu is unique because of its goal-oriented approach, with the advice always focused on specific issues and finding practical solutions.

The team is responsive and understands what we need.

Key clients


The Walt Disney Company




ITV Global Entertainment Limited






Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange)

F.C. Internazionale Milano



Egon Zendher



Antares Vision



Work highlights

  • Advises Condé Nast on day-to-day data protection matters.
  • Advised F C Internazionale Milano, a well-known Italian football club, on data protection matters.
  • Advises a provider of HR consultancy services on its day-to-day data protection issues.

Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke's client base includes manufacturers, investment banks, automotive companies, retailers and energy companies. The 'always up-to-date' digital business practice is also active in fast-growing sectors such as ad-tech, fintech, medtech and social media. It is particularly experienced in both contentious data protection issues, including cybersecurity and major data breaches, investigations and compliance. TMT head Gianluigi Marino leads the firm’s data protection team, which includes senior associate and data protection and privacy specialist Marialaura Boni.

Practice head(s):

Gianluigi Marino

Other key lawyers:

Marialaura Boni


Always up to date on privacy issues and at the forefront of communication through various digital platforms and social media.

They are always available, reactive and provide responses that are short and straight to the point.

They can convey complex concepts in a way that any company can understand. This is thanks to their high-level skills in data protection and knowledge of the market.

They are not only lawyers with solid legal backgrounds, but they are also business partners who help us manage internal clients and have a commercial approach.

Technical as well as legal competence. Osborne Clarke is a very professional firm – I consider them to be a true strategic partner and value driver for our business.

Gianluigi Marino is easy to approach, available and reliable.

Gianluigi Marino is a professional with exceptional skills, and very well prepared and pragmatic in his approach to solving legal issues – a highly reliable partner for a company that is always facing new challenges in terms of privacy and data protection.

‘The standout partner is Gianluigi Marino. He is super-proactive, approachable, very responsive, and provides practical advice; he also applies broad perspectives that are based on his knowledge of our business while proactively considering potential future legal risks and opportunities.’

Key clients

Acque Bresciane

Binda Italia

Engie Italia

Facebook Ireland

Grifols Italia

Havas Group

Integral Ad Science

Mail Boxes Etc.

Mediobanca – Banca di Credito Finanziario




Sony Music Entertainment Italy

Work highlights

  • Advised Sony Music Entertainment Italy on a range of data protection issues, including designing procedures for handling the company’s data flows.
  • Assisted Engie Italia, one of the world’s largest energy companies, with a range of special projects, which included managing big data issues.
  • Assisted Integral Ad Science with negotiating service agreements, including a specific focus on compliance with data protection laws.


ADVANT Nctm's team advises on privacy compliance, organisation, management and control models. It also assists with DPA proceedings, drafting contracts, data breaches, and the protection and secure transmission of data. Paolo Gallarati leads the team, which includes Giammarco Navarra and Francesca Bonino, along with of counsel Elsa Gentile and senior associates Virginia Paparozzi and Marco Cappa.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Gallarati

Other key lawyers:

Giammarco Navarra; Elsa Gentile; Francesca Bonino; Virginia Paparozzi; Marco Cappa; Giulio Uras


A highly specialised firm.

Deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry’s needs.

Paolo Gallarati is rated for his professionalism and preparation, as well as precision and timeliness.

Key clients

Vaillant Group Italia S.p.A.


Greenpeace Italia

Wind Tre S.p.A.


Nicole Fashion Group S.p.A.

NTV S.p.A.

Gruppo IBL Banca S.p.A.

TEA S.p.A.

Gilead Sciences S.r.l.


Fresenius Kabi Italia (FKI) S.r.l.

Doc Generici Italia S.r.l.


Comber Process Technology S.r.l.

Ceva Logistics Italia S.r.l.


Work highlights

  • Assisted Poste Italiane with personal data processing issues.
  • Assisted AstraZeneca with data protection compliance issues.
  • Assisted Beazley with its cybersecurity insurance policies in Italy, which involved the management of data breaches experienced by several insured companies.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie's 'experienced, professional and available' privacy and data security practice group assists multinational companies with all aspects of data privacy, data security and information management. Data protection and security specialist Francesca Gaudino is particularly focused on the legal issues that emerge from the use of cutting edge technologies.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Gaudino

Other key lawyers:

Valeria Benedetti del Rio; Davide Cascone


They display a level of integration between privacy, IP and litigation that I don’t see in other firms.

Oriented to solving problems even outside the legal framework, using external technical staff such as University Professors and industry experts.

Experienced, professional and available.

They were among the first to develop a practice dedicated to data protection law, and they have not wasted their time. The years of accumulated expertise are visible in the high-profile advice they deliver effortlessly.

One strength is its ability to provide cross-jurisdictional advice with high levels of consistency. Their business acumen is also top-notch; other big law firms can sometimes match it but rarely exceed it.

Always great at informing us of regulatory changes that might impact on our business.

Francesca Gaudino has always shown a very high level of competence and an uncommon ability to interface on multiple hierarchical levels (from top management to technical specialists). Her calm, patience and responsiveness have made her an ideal partner, who is always effective for our business.

Francesca Gaudino is a professional of undoubted abilities.

Key clients

VF Group

EU Commission

Work highlights

  • Awarded a GDPR compliance research project (funded by the EU Commission), which aims to build an IT toolkit to help companies achieve and maintain GDPR compliance.
  • Assisted Industries SpA with a project involving the establishment of its own e-commerce model, which included data protection and data security issues.

EY Law

Milan-based associate partner Luigi Neirotti leads EY Law's IT and data protection law team, which 'stands out for its constant availability, flexibility and mastery of emergency situations'. It focuses on the banking and finance, insurance, public utilities, transportation, online selling and web-based services sectors. Senior manager Alessandra Pietroletti heads up the Rome team.

Practice head(s):

Luigi Neirotti; Alessandra Pietroletti


Reliable, accurate and punctual opinions.

Great for in-depth knowledge of the subject, availability and professionalism.

The strengths of the team are competence, speed, proactiveness and attention to clients’ needs.

Recommended for flexibility, reasoning skills, promptness of answers and availability.

Ability to understand the client’s needs and to propose solutions; and the team’s advice on the subject of privacy is impeccable.’

The team stands out for its constant availability, flexibility and mastery of emergency situations.

Luigi Neirotti is extremely helpful and able to provide almost immediate answers in relation to problems raised.

Luigi Neirotti has the ability to grasp quickly the problems involved, to analyse all issues clearly, and to illustrate in a concise and exhaustive way the possible solutions.

Key clients

Automobile Club d’Italia

BMW Italia S.p.A.

Azimut Capital Management SGR S.p.A.

Acea S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised BMW Italia on the impact that autonomous-driving automotive vehicles could have on pedestrians’ privacy.
  • Advised Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) on the use of blockchain for the digital certification of cars.
  • Advised Azimut Capital Management on the evaluation of the privacy role of the stakeholders involved in the management, administration, control of investment funds.

Legance - Avvocati Associati

Legance - Avvocati Associati's 'extremely available and professional' data protection department has expertise in GDPR and data protection laws, companies’ data protection models, data protection litigation, compliance, transfer of databases and use of data for scientific research. Andrea Fedi is a data privacy and protection specialist, who works with senior associate Lucio Scudiero.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Fedi

Other key lawyers:

Lucio Scudiero


Extremely available and professional.

The main quality of the team is that it guarantees a cross-practice service with precision and specialised knowledge in each area.’

The team comprises young members with excellent experience, which has been gained on both a national and European basis.’

It has the ability to recognise and quickly solve legal problems that intersect different domains.

Among the qualities that I most appreciate is the team’s ability to understand and fit into corporate culture, thereby supporting us in making quick and informed decisions through a very pragmatic consultancy style.

Key clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb S.R.L.

British American Tobacco

Do It Now Group

Ferriera Valsider

Generali Business Solutions

Grimaldi Group

Hausmann & Co.


Nuovo Pignone International

Selle Royal


Just Eat Italy


Work highlights

  • Advised the Grimaldi Group’s DPO on passengers’ data protection issues.
  • Advised an aerospace sector company’s DPO on several HR, corporate and commercial-related data protection issues.
  • Advised the Do It Now Group with drafting commercial contracts and revising its privacy policy.

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s 'proactive and decisive' privacy and data protection team is well regarded for its assistance with data protection compliance requirements and contentious data privacy matters. Alessandro De Nicola's broad practice extends to privacy compliance issues and GDPR. Ivan Rotunno was promoted to special counsel in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Alessandro De Nicola; Ivan Rotunno


Deep knowledge of privacy issues and new technologies.

Gives complete availability and has a proactive and decisive approach.

Key clients

Coca-Cola Italia S.r.l.

Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A.

Ferrari S.p.A.

TIM S.p.A.


Chromavis S.p.A.


Prelios S.p.A.

F2i Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture Società di Gestione del Risparmio S.p.A.

Rothschild & Co. Italia S.p.A.

CNP Unicredit Vita S.p.A.

Tirreno Power S.p.A.

BNP Paribas Asset Management France – Milan branch

Roche S.p.A.

Roche Diagnostics S.p.A.

Flowserve Italia

Worthington Italia


Tutored S.r.l.

Ughi E Nunziante

At 'prestigious law firmUghi E Nunziante, the team of specialists consistently assists with data protection audits and compliance, inspections and proceedings. Its clients are from a wide range of industries, including healthcare, technology, fashion, insurance and non-profit. Massimiliano Pappalardo and Agostino Clemente are highly regarded data protection and privacy experts.

Practice head(s):

Agostino Clemente; Massimiliano Pappalardo

Other key lawyers:

Pietro Pastorello; Fabio Vignola


Ability to adapt to clients’ needs, providing quality legal assistance according to such needs.

Provides very precise legal opinions and understands the market dynamics.

A prestigious law firm with different skills in various areas of private law. 

It is always possible to contact the most competent specialist in relation to the matter handled.’

Agostino Clemente is able to combine specialised skills with particular attention to underlying technological issues.

‘Massimiliano Pappalardo is one of the leading experts in the field of personal data protection.

Key clients

Expedia Group

Calzedonia Group

Open Fiber S.p.A.

Renè Caovilla S.p.A.

Natuzzi SpA

Ospedali Fatebenefratelli

Jakala S.p.A.

Signature Flights Support Italy S.r.l.

Lazio Innova S.r.l.

Fondazione Ente Nazionale di Previdenza ed Assistenza per gli Psicologi

Consap S.p.A.

Motork Italia S.r.l.

Alpiq Energia S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the internal DPO of Open Fiber, in relation to the application of the GDPR to data processing activity.
  • Providing external DPO services (at group level) to Calzedonia Group.
  • Assisting the European companies of multinational group René Caovilla with the implementation of a worldwide customer relationship management programme that is GDPR-compliant.