Gilberto Nava > Chiomenti > Rome, Italy > Lawyer Profile

00187 ROME

Work Department

Partner - IP, TMT and Data Protection


Gilberto’s practice mainly focuses on regulated markets, with a focus on electronic communications, media, postal services; industry-specific regulatory, corporate and antitrust profiles in the electricity and gas sectors, both in court and out-of-court. He coordinates the TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) practice area. Gilberto advises primary international web operators on contracts, consumer and regulatory issues. Gilberto also advises companies that work in B2C markets for consumer profiles both at the procedural and court level. He has conducted studies and provided institutional support for independent authorities and a wealth of academic groups on regulatory and administrative issues.
Recently, he has advised leading multinational TMT companies in Italy on a wide range of legal aspects related to cross-border acquisitions.


Gilberto Nava joined the Firm as a Partner in 2016.
He was General Director of an independent authority, focusing on media, electronic communication, and publishing. From 2009 to 2016 he was of the Head of the TMT Department in a major independent law firm. He served as Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Infostrada (1997-2001) and was at the top of the Supervision and Control Department of the Italian Communications Authority. Gilberto served as Director of Institutional and Regulatory Affairs, national and EU, for Edison S.p.A. and as Group Senior Vice President and Director of Regulatory Affairs for Telecom Italia.


Italian, English


Member of the Milan Bar (Italy)


Graduated in Law, University of Milan, 1992
Postgraduate course, Intellectual Property Law, Company & Business Tax Law, London Metropolitan University, 1993, Master, Business Administration, Politecnico di Milano, 2008

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

(Leading individuals)

Gilberto NavaChiomenti

Gilberto Nava heads the IP, TMT and data protection department at Chiomenti, which acts for a number of major clients in the TMT sector. The team has been active recently in M&A matters for media clients, and has also been kept busy handling administrative matters for telecoms companies. Giulio Vecchi was promoted to counsel in January 2019; he has expertise in regulatory and IT contracts, among other areas. Recent highlights include advising Discovery Italia on obtaining an exemption, from the Italian competition authority, from the broadcasting and investment obligations concerning digital terrestrial channels.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

Chiomenti‘s department, headed by regulated markets specialist Gilberto Nava, recently managed data protection issues involving the IT, telecoms, banking, insurance, energy and automotive sectors. Typical work includes day-to-day and strategic data protection issues, including transfer of data, profiling, internal investigations, online and offline policies, and the development of machine learning-based services. Recently promoted counsel Giulio Vecchi expertise in the media, technology, and entertainment sectors, and associate Adriano D’Ottavio, who is experienced in privacy, data protection and security, was a new hire from Portolano Cavallo.