Mr Domenico Colella > Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Work Department

Intellectual Property - Media - Technology / Corporate M&A




He was in-house counsel at Banca Cattolica S.p.A. and afterwards associate at the Rome office of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. In 2001 he co-founded the firm Portolano Colella Cavallo where he led the IP, Outsourcing and Technology practices of the firm for over ten years. 
In 2012 Domenico joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati. Domenico has an outstanding experience in assisting Italian and foreign clients on matters pertaining to information technology, especially in connection with outsourcing projects and M&A deals. In those fields, he is often called upon by his clients – market leaders – to handle the most complex projects in Italy. He is a lecturer of the Master on Business Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, has authored various publications on Information Technology and outsourcing contract law, has co-authored the “Doing Business” report published by the World Bank.




He is past Co-chair of the Privacy, E-Commerce and Data Security Committee of ABA (American Bar Association) International Law and Practice Section, a member of the Tax & Legal Committee of AIFI (Italian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association), member of the International Bar Association, former member of the Board of Directors of ITechLaw Association.

He was admitted to practice in 1997 and, since 2011, he has rights of appearance before the Italian Supreme Court.


He graduated with a law degree cum laude from Bari University and was then involved in civil law research by Professor Michele Costantino.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Domenico ColellaOrsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

A broad roster of clients from the media, telecoms, advertising and entertainment sectors routinely engages Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in complex commercial and other transactional issues, regulatory work, and litigation concerning data protection and e-commerce, among other matters. Information technology specialist Domenico Colella leads the team, which includes Marco Consonni, noted for handling licensing agreements, distributorship, content agreements and clearance, and Fabrizio Sanna, who is praised by clients in the TMT sector for his ‘extraordinary expertise’.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati‘s wide-ranging practice covers data processing agreements, legal assistance to data protection officers, cybersecurity issues and the management of data breaches. In addition, the team acts in proceedings before the Italian Data Protection Authority, manages the data protection aspects of outsourcing deals and advises on compliance with data protection legislation. The team is led by data protection specialist Fabrizio SannaMarta Minonne is the Italian referral contact for the association AndCo Law Alliance, which represents lawyers across France, Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK. Domenico Colella provides additional support.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati covers all sectors of the luxury goods industry, such as clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, perfumery and automotive. Within the practice, Pierfrancesco Giustiniani has extensive knowledge of corporate and M&A matters including extraordinary transactions. Domenico Colella further adds expertise in the M&A field in addition to experience advising on IT and project outsourcing matters. Fabrizio Sanna is of note also for advising clients on IP matters as well as data protection and e-commerce legislation.