Firm Profile > Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Corporate, regulatory and litigation matters are cornerstones of Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati's practice, which is jointly led by Marco Consonni and Domenico Colella. Consonni was part of a group, which assisted a major e-commerce company with its launch of a smart speaker. The team also advised Toshiba on the €110m sale of 70% of Mangiarotti to the remaining shareholder, Westinghouse Electric Company, in the context of a larger transaction. Other highlights include assisting Tagetik with structuring and negotiating business-to-business agreements with various banks, asset management companies and other financial institutions. Fabrizio Sanna is an 'outstanding partner', with 'excellent knowledge of the sector'. Counsel Federica Cinquetti, who specialises in litigation, joined from Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners in February 2018.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati provides the full spectrum of intellectual property work under the leadership of media and technology expert Matteo Orsingher. Fabrizio Sanna, who often advises on design and copyright issues, is representing the OTB Group in several contentious matters for infringement of 3D trade marks and designs on well-known bag models. Amazon also appointed the team to handle the protection and management of its IP portfolio and longstanding client Ferrari received strategic advice on brand protection, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting issues.

Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 3

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is highly regarded for its coverage of the gamut of issues impacting the fashion, jewellery, automotive, cosmetics and furnishings industries. Its team is assisting Ferrari with its brand protection, anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting activities worldwide. Pierfrancesco Giustiniani is a key contact.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati's team is 'proactive, reliable and competent'. Mario Ortu  leads the corporate and M&A practice, Paolo Canal advised TXT e-solutions on the acquisition of the share capital of Cheleo, a company specialising in the management of financing by banking and financial intermediaries, and Nicola Barra Caracciolo acted for M&C on the sale of Treofan Holdings to a member of the B C Jindal Group, which develops and manufactures biaxially-oriented polypropylene films. Pierfrancesco Giustiniani is also highly rated.

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati 'inspires trust and understands client needs'. The practice focuses on acquisition, real estate and project finance as well as restructuring; Prelios and Finproject  are clients. Manfredi Leanza is highly rated.

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is best known for IP and TMT-related matters, but has expanded its expertise to contentious commercial, financial, competition and employment matters. Marco Consonni and Fabrizio Sanna are the practice heads. Highlights included representing a manufacturer in a dispute regarding acts of unfair competition carried out by a competitor with the support of former employees, and assisting Ferrari with its brand protection. Counsel Federica Cinquetti joined in 2018 from Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners.

EU and competition law Tier 5

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati handles merger control and filings as well as public and private enforcement cases. Practice head Sacha D’Ecclesiis represented Innovaetica in proceedings initiated by the ICA against the former monopolist in copyright management Italian Collecting Society for an alleged abuse of dominant position and assisted Associazione Distribuzione Moderna with the exposure of unfair and abusive practices carried out by a consumers’ association in the wholesale distribution industry.

The firm: The firm was founded in 2007 by Mr Matteo Orsingher and Mr Fabrizio Sanna as a boutique firm focused on assisting Italian and foreign clients on a broad range of matters pertaining to intellectual and industrial property, information technology, unfair competition, advertising, internet and e-commerce, both in the contentious and non-contentious spheres. As of 1 January 2013, Mr Mario Ortu and his group joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati, becoming Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. It specialises in corporate and commercial law and has significant experience with domestic and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, the establishment of joint ventures, dismissals of companies, takeovers of listed companies, and restructurings and reorganisations. Ever since then, the firm has complemented its services with other specialised fields, including finance, competition and antitrust, and labour laws.

Areas of practice: Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is an independent law firm that specialises in complex transactions, advisory work and litigation, notably in the fields of intellectual property, digital, new media and information technology, corporate and finance, antitrust, competition, and trade and labour laws. Its partners have all developed their professional skills in prominent international law firms and have brought those skills to a tailored, client-focused structure.

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual property Matteo Orsingher +39 02 89075050
Digital, new media and information technology Domenico Colella +39 06 45599200
Corporate and finance Mario Ortu +39 02 89075050
Antitrust and Competition Sacha D'Ecclesiis +39 02 89075050
Trade and labour Alessandro De Palma +39 02 89075050
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Nicola Barra Caracciolo  photo Mr Nicola Barra Caracciolo
Mr Paolo Canal  photo Mr Paolo Canal
Mr Domenico Colella  photo Mr Domenico Colella
Mr Marco Consonni  photo Mr Marco Consonni
Mr Alessandro De Palma  photo Mr Alessandro De Palma
Mr Sacha D’Ecclesiis  photo Mr Sacha D’Ecclesiis
Mr Pierfrancesco Giustiniani  photo Mr Pierfrancesco Giustiniani
Mr Manfredi Leanza  photo Mr Manfredi Leanza
Mr Stephen McCleery  photo Mr Stephen McCleery
Mr Matteo Orsingher  photo Mr Matteo Orsingher
Mr Mario Ortu  photo Mr Mario Ortu
Mr Fabrizio Sanna  photo Mr Fabrizio Sanna
Number of lawyers : 54
at this office : 48
IBA (International Bar Association)
LES (Licensing Executives Society)
American Bar Association
ITechLaw Association
Other offices : Rome