Gilberto Nava > Chiomenti > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Partner - 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

Chiomenti derives its capabilities to assist in TMT matters from drawing expertise from other departments, especially from the knowledge of regulation experts. In the media and publishing sectors, the team is particularly apt in handling regulatory matters and providing day-to-day commercial advice, while also being strongly positioned in the context of telecom transactions. In the latter field, practice head Gilberto Nava is particularly sought out. Since publication, Giulio Vecchi left the firm.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

Chiomenti‘s TMT and IP practice also includes data privacy and data protection professionals, who assist corporate clients from multiple industry sectors in relation to data transfers, profiling, internal investigations and machine learning-based services, among other matters. The practice also includes a multidisciplinary sub-group dedicated to the data protection aspects of digital transformation and the implementation of blockchain and machine learning solutions. Gilberto Nava heads the IP, TMT and data protection department. The team includes counsel Paolo Bertoni, and associate Ersilia Lazzara. Since publication, Giulio Vecchi left the firm.