Vittorio Cerulli Irelli > Trevisan & Cuonzo > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Trevisan & Cuonzo
20121 MILANO

Work Department

IP Department




Vittorio is a partner of the firm and an expert litigator. With over 15 years courtroom experience, Vittorio has successfully represented many multinational companies before the Italian and European Union courts and agencies in a broad range of high-profile cases with an international dimension. He holds a PhD from the University of London, has published extensively on a broad range of issues and has repeatedly assisted in giving expert opinions on Italian law to the High Court of England and Wales. Vittorio joined Trevisan & Cuonzo in 2008.


Italian, English and Spanish


Degree in Law – University of Rome III (B.A. 2004 – magna cum laude
Madrid (Erasmus 2004)
Master Degree in Law – University of Rome III (J.D. 2006 – magna cum laude)
January 2007-December 2011, PhD in law, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies – University of London

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

Trevisan & Cuonzo is a popular choice among companies in the IT sector, which seek the team’s advice on a range of TMT-related matters, including privacy issues and data protection, regulatory and compliance matters, and e-commerce. The team also concentrates on patent and copyright litigation, where it routinely represents clients from the media, entertainment and technology sectors. Seasoned patent litigator Vittorio Cerulli Irelli is a key contact, as is Luca Trevisan, who brings experience in commercial and intellectual property law.

Italy > Intellectual property

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Vittorio Cerulli Irelli  – Trevisan & Cuonzo

Noted for its focus on high-stakes disputes, Trevisan & Cuonzo maintains a leading position in the market due to its expertise across all spheres of IP litigation, where it routinely assists clients from the life sciences, electronics, fashion and consumer goods sectors. Luca Trevisan is one of the leading names, especially in the commercial, intellectual property and product liability fields, while Gabriel Cuonzo is noted for his expertise in pharmaceutical-sector litigation and regulatory work. Other key practitioners include Donatella Capelli, known for handling complex pharmaceutical, mechanical and electronic patent cases, and Daniela Ampollini, whose practice spans both contentious and non-contentious work, including clearance analysis and commercial agreements especially in the life sciences field. Litigation expert Vittorio Cerulli Irelli notably represents clients in electronics, mechanical and chemical patent cases and antitrust matters, areas in which Luca Pellicciari is also well versed.

Italy > EU and competition law

Trevisan & Cuonzo’s competition team is equipped to advise on all antitrust proceedings before the Italian and EU antitrust agencies, as well as on private enforcement actions. Numerous clients from the telecommunications, television, food, pharmaceutical, and bank industries routinely turn to the expertise of EU and Italian competition law specialist Mario Libertini. The Rome office is chaired by antitrust specialist Vittorio Cerulli Irelli, while head of the EU Law practice Luca Trevisan is noted for his expertise in high-stakes commercial, antitrust and intellectual property litigation, with focus on the technology intensive sectors. Virginia Bellucci is an expert in handling proceedings in the telecommunications sector concerning claims for damages for infringement of the competition rules.

Comparative Guides

Italy: Competition Litigation July 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Competition Litigation laws and regulations applicable in Italy.