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 has previously held top positions at major national and international companies. In 1997, he held top positions in regulated companies within the telecommunications, electricity, and gas sectors. He was also Director General 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, where he headed the department as a Partner from 2011 to 2016. Previously, 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 with cross-border responsibility for the control of telecommunications, media, and publishing. 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

In the media and publishing sector, Chiomenti is a strong player for matters involving regulation, the transfer of digital channels and day-to-day commercial matters. Transactions are also a focus for the team, especially those in the telecoms sector. In the technology sphere, the firm is particularly recognised for assisting with academic and cross-industry projects. Gilberto Nava, who heads the practice, is one of the ‘leading experts in the telecoms sector’ and is supported by counsel Giulio Vecchi, who covers commercial agreements, e-commerce, regulatory matters, data protection and entertainment law.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

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.