Avvocato Roberto A. Jacchia > De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
20121 MILANO

Work Department

EU and Competition
Intellectual Property
Constitutional and International Law

Betting and Gaming
Fashion and Luxury
Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences


Roberto A. Jacchia, co-founding partner of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, leads the Competition and Intellectual Property teams. He is also in charge of the Brussels office.


Roberto’s main areas of expertise are European Union law, pharmaceutical and regulatory law, IP rights, constitutional and international law, and human rights.

In the recent years, Roberto represented numerous multinationals, in particular of the pharmaceutical, food & beverage and gaming industry, in cases and legal issues of regulatory, antitrust and IP law.

He has been in charge of the defense of large undertakings in cartel and abuse cases, private enforcement actions, as well as proceedings before the European Commission, the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Roberto has experience in litigation, also before the Administrative Courts, the Italian Supreme Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court.

He is a member of the Italian Antitrust Association (AAI) and the author of several legal publications. In the past, he was engaged in teaching activities at University of Genoa, University of Salerno, Catholic University of Milan, thereafter maintaining close relationships with the academic community.


Italian, English, French, German


Admitted to the Supreme Court
Admitted to the Italian Bar


Genoa, Degree in Law (cum laude), University of Genoa

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Intellectual property

Full-service firm De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani has a strong record of work on patent disputes for clients in the pharmaceutical industry, and has particular expertise in conflict prevention strategies. The department is praised for being ‘very thorough on patent matters.’ Co-founding partner Roberto A. Jacchia, who is based in Milan, works with litigator and life sciences expert David Maria Santoro in Rome, who deals with product liability issues for pharma companies. The team, which also has clients in the luxury space, has an established relationship with the Russian IP law firm YUS.

Italy > EU and competition law

The EU and competition law practice at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is singled out for its ‘incredible professionality’ in relation to issues of discrimination, freedoms of establishment, competition, state aid and antitrust damages. In Milan, founding partner Roberto A. Jacchia combines his IP expertise with competition law; Antonella Terranova, in charge of the firm’s Rome office, is ‘a secure point of reference’ for merger filings, abuse of dominance and regulation; Fabio Ferraro is a key member of her team. After twenty years at the firm, Irene Picciano left for Portolano Cavallo in October 2019.