Tommaso Faelli > BonelliErede > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20122 MILAN

Work Department

Intellectual Property, IT/data protection, Digital Innovation Focus Team, Insurance Focus Team, Family Companies & SMEs Focus Team


Partner, Tommaso Faelli specialises in intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright, design, unfair competition, e-commerce), IT/data protection (privacy, e-commerce, direct marketing, the Internet of Things, Big Data, internal investigations, cloud computing, negotiation and drafting of contracts, litigation, representation of clients before the authorities). He is Team Leader of the Digital Innovation Focus Team and member of the Insurance and Family Businesses & SMEs Focus Teams, as well as of the ESG group.



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Italy > Industry focus: TMT

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BonelliErede’s multidisciplinary digital innovation team notably advises clients in relation to data protection and exploitation in IoT, inspections and investigation proceedings before data protection authorities. The group also specialises in fintech and cybersecurity matters. In addition to his specialism in IT and data privacy and protection, team head Tommaso Faelli is also noted for his expertise in AI.

Italy > Intellectual property

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BonelliErede routinely handles contentious IP litigation before Italian and European courts and administrative authorities, assisting clients from a wide range of industries including chemicals, biotech and pharmaceutical, automotive, fashion and luxury, consumer goods and media. Particularly active in the fashion, luxury goods, life sciences and medical devices sector is IP and false and comparative advertising specialist Giovanni Guglielmetti. Tommaso Faelli is noted for his expertise in IT and data protection; Pasquale Tammaro’s practice spans fashion, luxury goods, and foods and beverages; and Giulia Pasqualetto focuses on the newly introduced UPC topics and their applications in Italy. As of February 2024, the team has been strengthened by the arrival of data privacy expert Ivan Rotunno and of counsel Michele Bertani from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

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BonelliErede‘s data protection and privacy practice in Milan sits within the firm’s wider IP team. The practice regularly assists with interactions with data protection authorities, challenging authorities’ decisions before the courts, and providing guidance throughout inspections and investigations. The group also advises on the data and privacy protection side of outsourcing agreements and commercial and technological joint ventures, and on aspects of such matters related to IoT and AI. Tommaso Faelli heads up the digital innovation focus team. Anna La Mura specialises in privacy and data protection. Giulia Tenaglia advises on the usage of new tech in regulated and non-regulated sectors. The arrival of Ivan Rotunno, Alessandro De Nicola and Giulia Rivarola di Roccella from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in February 2024 further boosted the practice.