Avv Gianluca De Cristofaro > LCA Studio Legale > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

LCA Studio Legale
20121 MILANO

Work Department

Intellectual Property, Data Protection and TMT


Partner and Head of the IP & Privacy Department


He has been a member of the Law Firm since 2014. Before he had been associated with primary Italian and foreign law firms, such as Bonelli Erede Pappalardo of Milan, Amarjit & Advocates of New Dehli, the Intellectual Property Group of Matheson, Ormsby, Prentice of Dublin, and – as partner – MCM Avvocati of Milan.

He deals with IP (i.e., trademarks, domain names and other distinctive signs, designs and models, patents and know-how, copyright and unfair competition) and misleading and comparative advertising litigation before ordinary courts, the Italian Competition Authority and the Italian Advertising Standards Authority. He assists clients in the drafting and negotiating of licence and assignment agreements, technology transfer contracts, publication contracts, testimonial and influencer marketing agreements, software-related agreements, terms and conditions referring to e-commerce platform, mobile app and social networks. He has also extensive experience in consultancy and litigation regarding data protection matters, and he assists clients in complex cybersecurity projects. Together with the other members of the IT Group, he is currently involved in assisting Italian and multinational companies in the compliance process to the European General Data Protection Regulation (n. 679/2016).
He is also Expert of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan for the disputes related to domain names “.it”.

He cooperates with the Chair of Industrial Property Law of the University of Milan Bicocca – Law School and Intellectual Property Law (patent law) of the Degree Course in Industrial Biotechnologies – Science Dept. He is author of several publications and teaches trademark and design protection, advertising and unfair competition law in both master and specialization courses.


Italian and English


He is a member of several associations, including INTA (International Trademark Association, contributing to the Enforcement Committee), INDICAM (Anti-counterfeiting Association in the Fashion and Design field, contributing as member of the Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 period), LES (Licensing Executive Society), AIPPI (International Association for the protection of Intellectual Protection) and IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).


Ph.D. in Industrial Property Law, University of Milan (2015)
Law Degree, University of Milan-Bicocca (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Intellectual property

LCA Studio Legale‘s team, which is led by Gianluca De Cristofaro, handles a range of IP matters encompassing design infringement and unfair competition, the drafting and negotiation of IP-related and licence agreements as well as marketing and promotional campaigns. The firm, which has a focus on innovation and technology, offers a blockchain-based service for the management and protection of trademarks.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

LCA Studio Legale handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients across the TMT sector. The group’s recent caseload also includes data protection and cyber security matters. Andrea Messuti focuses on M&A, financing and investment transactions as well as corporate governance and regulatory matters. Edoardo Calcaterra assisted Triboo S.p.A. with establishing a joint venture with International Luxury Group, through its subsidiary Swiss Watch Group DWC LLC for the development of digital services. Gianluca De Cristofaro specialises in data protection and advertising matters.