Mr Fabrizio Sanna > Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Work Department

Intellectual Property - Media - Technology


Senior Partner



He worked in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Intellectual
Property and Information Technology department from 2004 to 2007. He was the co-founder of the firm
in 2007, which in 2013 welcomed as new partner, Mr. Ortu and became Orsingher – Ortu Avvocati
Associati. He gained significant experience on intellectual property, advertising, data protection (privacy)
and e-commerce laws both in the contentious and non-contentious spheres. His practice includes
transactional matters, mainly related to IT and IP rights, including all aspects of development, production
and distribution of films and TV programmes. He lectured Intellectual Property Law at Ca’ Foscari
University in Venice and is currently lecturer in Intellectual Property and New Media at University of
Pavia. Mr. Sanna has authored various publications on copyright and design laws.


English, French


He is a member of the editorial committee of AIDA (Italian Annals of Copyright). He has been the secretary of the Italia group of AIPPI (2004-2020) and has seated on the Programme Committee of AIPPI International (2013-2019).

He was admitted to practice in 2003 and, since 2016, he has rights of appearance before the Italian Supreme Court.


He attended Collegio Ghislieri and graduated with a law degree cum laude from Pavia University in 2000. He obtained MJur and MPhil master’s degrees from Oxford University in 2002 and 2004, respectively and a PhD in intellectual property and competition law from Pavia University in 2004. He served his traineeship with the law firm of Prof. Luigi Carlo Ubertazzi.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

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 > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Fabrizio SannaOrsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati’s team routinely represents clients in the media, telecoms, automotive and luxury goods sectors, providing contractual advice and IT solutions, and handling complex patent, trademark and copyright litigation and arbitration pertaining to infringements and anti-counterfeiting measures. The team includes Matteo Orsingher, whose practice spans intellectual and industrial property, information technology, unfair competition and advertising; and data protection and e-commerce specialist Fabrizio Sanna. Marco Consonni is known for his focus on licensing agreements, distributorship, content agreements and clearance; litigation and transactional support expert Ludovico Anselmi is also highly recommended.

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.