Paolo Gallarati > ADVANT Nctm > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial

Mergers & Acquisitions

Regulatory, Compliance & Data Protection (focus on TMT, Energy and Life Sciences)


Equity Partner. Paolo Gallarati specializes in Corporate & Commercial and Mergers & Acquisitions and has gained significant experience in Italian and international transactions both in the SME and LE segments. He provides ongoing advice to Italian and multinational concerns, with a specific focus on regulatory, compliance and data protection matters in the TMT, Energy and Life Sciences sectors.

In the TMT sector Paolo Gallarati has assisted leading international companies (Sirti, British Telecommunications, Vodafone, Microsoft, Siemens, Atos, Sintecmedia, Docomo). In the Life Sciences sector he has advised Astrazeneca, Acelity, Fresenius, Gilead Sciences, McKesson, Allegheny, Siemens Healthcare. In the energy sector he has advised Johnson Matthey, Siirtec-Nigi, IBF-Tubacex, SunEdison, Saga Italia-Bolloré, Villa & Bonaldi. In addition, he has advised national and multinational clients in domestic and multi-ijurisdiction litigation in commercial matters. Clients include: Atos and Ceva Logistics.

Paolo Gallarati serves as statutory auditor, chairman or member of the compliance committee of various companies, including Extrabanca S.p.A., Fresenius Hemocare S.r.l., Laborest (Uriach) S.p.A., IBF (Tubacex) S.p.A., Saga Italia S.p.A., Mc Bride S.p.A., Bluvacanze S.p.A, Cisalpina Tours S.p.A..


2004-Present Nctm Studio Legale, Equity Partner. 1999-2003 NCTM Studio Legale Associato, Senior Associate. 1996-1999 Ughi e Nunziante, Milan, Associate. 1995-1996 Law Firm Eßer, Aquisgrana (Germany), Visiting Associate.


Italian, English, German.


 Member of the Legal Affair Committee of Federchimica.

Qualified advisor of Unioncamere in internalisation and export initiatives.

Admitted to the Milan Bar, 1999.


Law Degree, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 1996.

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Italy > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

ADVANT Nctm‘s life sciences practice acts for manufacturers, suppliers and regulators, as well as pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies. It also assists investors, private equity and venture capital funds, and public-private partnerships. Paolo Gallarati focuses on corporate and commercial law, compliance, and M&A and international business transactions; Lorena Possagno regularly advises major pharmaceutical clients; and Vito Bisceglie is a healthcare and health and social services sector expert.

Italy > Industry focus: Food

ADVANT Nctm focuses on EU and WTO law, including for food clients. Bernard O’Connor, who heads up the team from Brussels, is particularly appreciated for his expertise in the registration of the geographical indication for food products at European level. The Milan office houses Paolo Gallarati and Pietro Zanoni  who focus on M&A transactions for food companies.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

ADVANT Nctm provides ordinary and extraordinary privacy law and IT compliance advice. M&A lawyer Paolo Gallarati, who focuses on TMT, among other areas, heads up the firm’s data privacy department. Of counsel Elsa Gentile is a GDPR expert. The protection of personal data and information security, including the management of various compliance projects, are among senior associate Virginia Paparozzi‘s areas of focus. The department also has experience of data breach management in the field of insurance policies. Marco Cappa is praised for providing ‘valid support’ in privacy matters and beyond.