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Trevisan & Cuonzo
20121 MILANO

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Italy > EU and competition law

Trevisan & Cuonzo has been steadily building a reputation in the EU law and competition space, driven in part by the 2019 hire of the well-regarded Mario Libertini and members of his team from Libertini Mario Studio Legale. He joined the ‘committed and engaged’ team as of counsel, supporting practice heads Luca Trevisan in Milan and Vittorio Cerulli Irelli in Rome.

Italy > Industry focus: Food

Well respected for its ‘extensive‘ knowledge, the team at Trevisan & Cuonzo works for clients in the food industry, providing assistance with IP and trade mark matters in Italy and abroad. Headed by Luca Trevisan and Gabriel Cuonzo, the practice is particularly experienced in bringing cases before courts relating to the protection of different food varieties (especially fruit, vegetable and cereal varieties). Vincenzo Acquafredda, head of the Bari office, is also known for his expertise in food law, which he brought to bear on a matter for Sicasov, a French cooperative which defends breeders’ rights over their plant creations.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail

Trevisan & Cuonzo‘s retail team, which is headed by Gabriel Cuonzo, Luca Trevisan and Julia Holden, covers a diverse range of practice areas. Areas of expertise include M&A, IP and commercial agreements. Many of the firm’s clients are in the fashion, jewellery, healthcare and home design sectors. Head of the commercial department Francesca Ferrero is noted for her diverse expertise in corporate and commercial law, IP, commercial litigation and labour law. Recent highlights include acting for 3M in a broad and successful enforcement programme to actively protect the company’s trade mark rights in Italy.

Italy > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

Luca TrevisanTrevisan & Cuonzo

Trevisan & Cuonzo receives high praise as a boutique with ‘considerable’ experience in life sciences patent litigation and for its knowledge of the Italian healthcare system, which allows the team to provide sector-specific and commercially relevant patent litigation assistance. The firm’s lawyers advise on cases involving trade secrets, unfair competition, patent infringement or revocation matters. Co-founder Gabriel Cuonzo has decades of court experience and enjoys a ‘strong reputation’, while fellow co-founder Luca Trevisan is a ‘seasoned star.’ Julia Holden is jointly qualified as an English solicitor and Italian attorney, while Giulia Affer is also well regarded.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

Name partners Luca Trevisan and Gabriel Cuonzo head the technology, media and communications team at Trevisan & Cuonzo. The firm assists clients, especially in the media and entertainment areas, with privacy and GDPR compliance, as well as negotiating supply agreements. Disputes also feature in its workload, with recent work including a matter involving accusations of plagiarism in the music business before the Supreme Court. Lia Puntieri and Giulia Affer, who stands out for her ‘excellent professional skills‘, are also noted.

Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Trevisan & Cuonzo‘s ‘top-class‘, ‘responsive and extremely knowledgeable‘ healthcare and life sciences team, led by name partners Luca Trevisan and Gabriel Cuonzo, is very strong in IP and patent litigation. The ‘impressive, sensible and very responsive‘ Luca Pellicciari is another key team member. The ‘incredibly thorough and detail-oriented’ Donatella Capelli is a strong trade mark litigator with over 10 years’ experience of pharmaceutical and biotech litigation, who also advises on competition law and antitrust issues. Many of the firm’s clients are global brands from the pharmaceutical sector, whose matters draw on the team’s multijurisdictional assistance and knowledge of EU law.