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Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati
VIA PRIVATA FRATELLI GABBA
20121 MILAN
Italy

Italy > Intellectual property

IP and TMT boutique Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati houses professionals with a high degree of specialisation in  all IP areas, especially in connection to contractual advice, transactions and due diligence. Co-practice heads Matteo Orsingher and ‘pragmatic’ Fabrizio Sanna stand out in these areas. Litigation, mostly regarding patents, trademarks and copyright, as well as arbitration, is also a key element in the firm’s offering.

Practice head(s):

Matteo Orsingher; Fabrizio Sanna

Testimonials

‘Responsiveness and great value.’

‘Fabrizio Sanna is very pleasant to deal with and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Amazon

Condé Nast

Ferrari

ItaliaOnline

Lastminute.com

LVMH

New Wave Group

SKY

The Walt Disney Company

Twentieth Century Fox

Yahoo!

Work highlights

  • Advised Pollini / Alberta Ferretti Fashion Group on the proceedings pending before the EU Court of Justice for the confirmation of the decision of the EUIPO board of appeal which rejected the application for registration of the EU trademark filed by a competitor.
  • Advised ITV on the proceedings before the Italian supreme court against the decision of the court of appeal of Milan in a complex trademark case.
  • Successfully represented New Wave Group, both in the first degree and appeal interlocutory proceedings, in a litigation against Puma and the Italian Football Federation for trademark infringement.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Together with IP, TMT is a core are of practice for Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. In data privacy and  protection specifically, the team is mostly engaged in day-to-day advisory mandates, negotiation of data protection agreements and the transfer and processing of data. Disputes are also part of the offering, including cases involving the Italian Data Protection Authority. Fabrizio Sanna manages the group, which includes IT, outsourcing and e-commerce specialist Domenico Colella and senior associate Marta Minonne.

Practice head(s):

Fabrizio Sanna

Other key lawyers:

Domenico Colella; Marta Minnone

Key clients

Ferrari

The Walt Disney Company

Amazon

Yahoo!

TBWA

ITV Global Entertainment Limited

Farfetch

Prysmian

Fujitsu

Tagetik

Cirsa

Italian Stock Exchange

F.C. Internazionale Milano Football Club

Mercer

Douglas

Egon Zendher

ItaliaOnline

Gattinoni

Antares Vision

INAZ

MHS

Celonis

Work highlights

  • Advised Condé Nast on day-to-day data protection matters.
  • Advised F.C. Internazionale Milano on a wide number of aspects related to data protection day-to-day issues.
  • Advised Yahoo! / Verizon before the Italian Supreme Court on a case against the Italian Data Protection Authority.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 2

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati‘s practice covers the key industries surrounding the luxury goods sector, including fashion, jewellery, automotive, cosmetics, furnishings, fine dining and publishing. Pierfrancesco Giustiniani has significant experience in M&A and other extraordinary transactions, capital markets deals, corporate matters, commercial contracts and litigation; Fabrizio Sanna advises primary enterprises within the luxury sector on IT and IP matters; and IP specialist Ludovico Anselmi was made partner in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Compared to other firms with which I have worked in recent years, I have found an innovative approach in Orsingher Ortu.

The perception of our team is that the members of the Orsingher firm have retained a human and empathic approach to clients, compared to law firms of the same or larger size.

The team that deals with the resolution of disputes in the luxury world has worked side by side with our business team, not limiting itself just to consulting or litigation, but supporting us in implementing internal procedures that prevent certain problems, and on which our internal team can operate independently – this represents real added value.

Fabrizio Sanna and Pierfrancesco Giustiniani supported us with great availability and competence.

Key clients

Ferrari

Michael Kors

TBWA

Farfetch

LVMH

Giorgio Armani

Morellato

Diesel

Davide Oldani

Blanc Mariclo

Moschino

Douglas

Condé Nast

Steinway Musical Instruments

Work highlights

  • Advised Ferrari on the enforcement of copyright for the shape of Ferrari’s cars.
  • Advised Giorgio Armani on its investment in the share capital of The Italian Sea Group.
  • Advised Aeffe on the acquisition of the entire control of Moschino.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 2

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is confirmed as a strong TMT advisor, especially for top-market companies from the internet and e-commerce sectors, while the team also has strong capabilities in the IT outsourcing, TV and entertainment, telecom and  gaming industries. The breadth of the practice consolidates the firm’s ‘absolute excellence’ in this sector. Domenico Colella, heads up the practice and is recognized as ‘a leader in the technology sector in Italy and abroad‘. IP and TMT disputes are handled by Fabrizio Sanna. Associate Silvia Ciardiello is singled out for her ‘technical skills and availability.’ 

Practice head(s):

Domenico Colella

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of the technology and digital industry. Orsingher Ortu’s lawyers are partners of their clients’ businesses.’

‘Domenico Colella combines technical competence with a creative and business-oriented approach.’

‘The Firm has the ability to identify and satisfy all clients’ needs. High level of competence in contractual drafting and negotiations, as well as in the management of litigation.’

‘Domenico Colella is a skilled negotiator and has a high level of expertise in IT, partnership and reseller contracts. Fabrizio Sanna is very competent on issues relating to the protection of IP. Giuseppe Mazzaglia is a very skilled litigator and has given a notable contribution in the conclusion with a favourable outcome of litigation and pre-litigation cases.’

‘The firm offers a 360-degree consultancy, always keeping in mind the customer’s needs from the business point of view, thus managing to be a partner rather than a consultant. Furthermore, fees are always very competitive. Domenico Colella is always available and ready to provide the requested support even on very challenging deadlines.’

‘Orsingher Ortu represents absolute excellence in this sector. The firm’s professionals are able to tackle frontier issues from a legal point of view, which often do not find a clear solution in the law.’

‘Domenico Colella is a recognized leader in the technology sector in Italy and abroad. His negotiating skills are very effective, as well as the flexibility and competence in understanding the peculiarities of individual transactions. Silvia Ciardiello is recommended for her technical skills and availability. Fabrizio Sanna always proves to be decisive in an impeccable, innovative and available way.’

Key clients

Ferrari

Yahoo!

TBWA

ITV Global Entertainment Limited

Farfetch

Prysmian

Fujitsu

Tagetik (software house belonging to Wolters Kluwer group)

Cirsa

Borsa Italiana (Italian Stock Exchange)

The Walt Disney Company

Amazon

Douglas

ItaliaOnline

Zest Gaming

MKS Instruments

Celonis

Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon on a number of contentious, non-contentious and regulatory matters pertaining to the client’s core businesses.
  • Advised The Walt Disney Company on a number of contractual, copyright, trademarks, media, regulatory and litigation matters.
  • Advised SKY Studios on the launch of its Italian business

Italy > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati has significant experience of litigation and arbitration cases; the team particularly focuses on corporate and finance litigation, especially shareholders’ disputes, directors’ liability and insolvency claims. Such specialisation derives from the debt restructuring expertise of Valeria Mazzoletti and highly appreciated Paolo Pototschnig‘s experience in assisting both companies and financial institutions. Francesca Pulejo completes the team. All three partners are also known for being appointed as arbitrators.

Practice head(s):

Paolo Pototschnig; Valeria Mazzoletti

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A

UniCredit S.p.A.

Coima SGR S.p.A.

Sky Italia S.r.l.

Banco BPM S.p.A.

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Salonit Ahnovo d.d. – Wietersdorfer Alpacem GmbH

Credito Valtellinese S.p.A.

H. Taylor & Son (Brockley) Limited, trading as RS Sailing

Banca Sistema S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the leading media company Sky Italia in a lawsuit initiated against Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A, in order to obtain a declaration of ineffectiveness of the injunction related to the payments of the sixth instalment of the Football Season 2019/2020, not paid by Sky Italia because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Assisting six out of the ten banks sued by a large company (Lucchini S.p.A.) undergoing a special insolvency proceeding.
  • Assisting Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. against a company which filed a claim for damages against the pool of banks as well as against the company’s former directors and auditors, stating that the banks granted a loan while the company was already insolvent.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

At Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati, the M&A practice is engaged on a plethora of different transactions including private and public M&A, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and strategic alliances. Name partner Mario Ortu , hailed as 'experienced and creative', fronts the department; his team is especially well-connected within the TMT space, counting its tenacity for technology, internet, e-commerce, media, entertainment, advertising and telecoms-related transactions as a key distinguisher.

Practice head(s):

Mario Ortu

Other key lawyers:

Pierfrancesco Giustiniani; Nicola Barra Caracciolo; Francesca Flego; Federico Bonetti

Testimonials

‘Mario Ortu and Federico Bonetti are very capable, experienced and very helpful’

‘The team is made up of experienced lawyers who are dedicated to the client without skimping on commitment.’

‘Mario Ortu and Federico Bonetti are senior, experienced, creative and strongly committed.’

Key clients

Aeffe S.p.A.

Airi S.r.l.

Antares Vision S.p.A.

Avara Pharmaceutical S.p.A.

Azora Group

Borsa Italiana S.p.A. (London Stock Exchange Group)

Cirsa S.A.

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Deutsche Bank

Douglas GmbH

Edison S.p.A.

Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di La Spezia

Fox International Channels Italy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise – HP Inc.

Koinos Capital SGR

J-Up S.r.l.

IMI Fondi Chiusi SGR

Impact Lab S.p.A.

Itinere Infraestructuras SA

M&C SpA

Mercer

Mimesi S.r.l.

Morellato S.p.A.

Moschino S.p.A.

Nomura International (Italian branch)

Ordesa S.L.

Palladio Holding S.p.A.

Pollini S.p.A.

Prysmian S.p.A.

Regolo S.r.l.

Savio S.r.l.

Tagetik Software

Black Diamond Capital Management

Top Glass S.p.A.

TXT e-solutions

Vei Capital

Vicenza Holding S.p.A.

Vigilate S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised Aeffe S.p.A. on the acquisition of the entire control of Moschino S.p.A.
  • Advised Antares Vision S.p.A. on the translisting of the client’s shares and warrants from AIM to Star segment of the Italian Stock Exchange market.
  • Advised Black Diamond Capital Management on the acquisition of part of the Hexion Inc. group.

Italy > Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 5

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati‘s department focuses primarily on acquisition and real estate finance, along with LBO finance and restructurings. Manfredi Leanza advises on a range of domestic and cross-border financings, while the practices of Stephen McCleery and Giovanni Nicchiniello include corporate finance. Federica Paniz is an experienced senior associate. Cosimo Paszkowski recently joined from Chiomenti.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Great assistance and all-round professionalism on deals.

Complete confidence in Manfredi Leanza for availability, competence and professionalism.

A young, dynamic, prepared and always available team.

Finds valid and effective solutions.

High-quality professionals who are capable of creating serene atmospheres in which it is pleasant to work.

Key clients

Antares Vision

Tenax Capital

Coima SGR

UniCredit

MPS Capital Services

Intesa Sanpaolo

Stevanato Group

InvestiRE SGR

Blackstone

Black Diamond Capital Management

Antares Vision

Farfetch UK

EQTEC

Prelios SGR

SKY Studios

Hexion

Palladio Finanziaria Holding

Quest Fund Placement

Work highlights

  • Advised Antares Vision on the financial aspects of the acquisition of the entire share capital of rfXcel Corporation.
  • Advised COIMA SGR (as managing company of the real estate investment fund named Fondo Feltrinelli Porta Volta) on a facility agreement entered into with Intesa Sanpaolo.
  • Advised Black Diamond Capital Management on a facility agreement for the acquisition of part of the Hexion group.

Italy > Employment Tier 5

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati‘s employment team is active in a number of industry sectors and focuses on negotiations of contracts, agreements and remuneration policies, M&A due diligence, dismissals and disputes, which are led by renowned professionals within the litigation team. Practice head Alessandro De Palma is supported by associate Cesare De Falco: both are described as ‘proactive professionals, always focused on understanding the customer’s needs, and providing tailor-made solutions.’

Practice head(s):

Alessandro De Palma

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Team of close-knit professionals, all prepared and with great experience. Attentive to customer needs, the team provides support in various issues in the field of labour law (including those of more complex management and analysis) and focuses on the impact of the different approaches proposed, while offering innovative solutions.’

‘Alessandro De Palma and Cesare De Falco are both proactive professionals, always focused on understanding the customer’s needs, and providing tailor-made solutions.’

‘Willingness to fully understand the problem’

‘Availability, competence, flexibility, pragmatism, competence.’

Key clients

Ingenico Italia S.p.A.

Nomura Financial Products Europe GmbH, Italian branch

EquensWorldline

Accenture S.p.A.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)

Mayhoola for InvestmentsLLC

Fielmann S.r.l.

Alten S.p.A.

Moschino S.p.A.

Egon Zehnder International S.p.A.

Antares Vision S.p.A.

Irideos S.p.A.

Maxi Zoo Italia S.p.A.

Gattinoni & Co. S.r.l.

9Hotel Collection

Unicalce S.p.A.

ItaliaOnline S.p.A.

Neo Apotek S.r.l.

Avara Pharmaceutical S.p.A.

Giuseppe Zanotti S.p.A.

Vrent S.p.A.

Atotech Italia S.r.l.

IMCD Italia S.p.A.

Fairone S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Irideos S.p.A. in the context of one recent M&A transaction related to the merger by incorporation of two subsidiaries into the parent company, including the consultation and negotiation procedures with the trade unions concerning the collective transfer of the relevant employees (around 180 employees) to Irideos S.p.A.
  • Advised Forall Confenzioni S.p.A. on the separation agreement with the former Chief Executive Officer and the engagement of the new Chief Executive Officer.
  • Assisted Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the management of a significant number of employment and labour issues, including the labour aspects involved in the Covid-19 emergency (smart working, safety protocols, etc.).

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Intellectual property Matteo Orsinghermatteo.orsingher@orsingher.com+39 02 89075050
Digital, new media and information technology Domenico Colelladomenico.colella@orsingher.com+39 06 45599200
Corporate and M&A Mario Ortumario.ortu@orsingher.com+39 02 89075050
Trade and labour Alessandro De Palmaalessandro.depalma@orsingher.com+39 02 89075050
Banking & Finance Manfredi Leanzamanfredi.leanza@orsingher.com+39 02 89075050
Litigation/Restructuring Paolo Pototschingpaolo.pototschnig@orsingher.com+39 02 89075050
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ludovico Anselmi  photo Ludovico Anselmi Partner in the IP/TMT Department, focusing on IP / TMT litigation and…
Nicola Barra Caracciolo  photo Nicola Barra Caracciolo Partner (Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Venture Capital; Corporate/Commercial)
Federico Bonetti  photo Federico Bonetti Partner (Mergers & Acquisitions; Corporate; Capital Markets).
Paolo Canal  photo Paolo Canal Partner
Elenia Cerchi  photo Elenia Cerchi Partner
Domenico Colella  photo Domenico Colella Partner
Marco Consonni  photo Marco Consonni Partner
Alessandro De Palma  photo Alessandro De Palma Partner: specializes in employment and labour law matters.
Francesca Flego  photo Francesca Flego Partner
Pierfrancesco Giustiniani  photo Pierfrancesco Giustiniani Partner: specializes in M&A and other extraordinary transactions, both domestic and international,…
Manfredi Leanza  photo Manfredi Leanza Partner: Banking & Finance – Acquisition Finance – Real Estate Finance –…
Gerardo Marasco  photo Gerardo Marasco Partner
Valeria Mazzoletti  photo Valeria Mazzoletti Partner
Stephen McCleery  photo Stephen McCleery Partner (Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Corporate/Commercial)
Giovanni Nicchiniello  photo Giovanni Nicchiniello Partner
Matteo Orsingher  photo Matteo Orsingher Founding Partner: specialized in IP / IT and life sciences non-contentious work…
Mario Ortu  photo Mario Ortu Partner (Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Corporate and Commercial)
Elisabetta Pistis  photo Elisabetta Pistis Partner
Paolo Pototschnig  photo Paolo Pototschnig Partner
Francesca Pulejo  photo Francesca Pulejo Partner
Fabrizio Sanna  photo Fabrizio Sanna Founding Partner: specialized in Intellectual Property and Information Technology advertising, dataprotection (privacy)…
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