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

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

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Founding Partner: specialized in Intellectual Property and Information Technology advertising, data
protection (privacy) and e-commerce laws.


Mr. Sanna was admitted to practice in 2003. He worked at 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


AIPPI (Secretary of Italian Group 2015-2020 – Member of the Programme Committee of AIPPI
International 2013-2019); INTA; LES; ALAI


Mr. Sanna graduated with a law degree, cum laude, from Pavia University in 2000. He obtained MJur
and MPhil master degrees from Oxford University in 2002 and 2004, respectively and a PhD in
intellectual Property and Competition Law from Pavia University in 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

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.

Italy > Intellectual property

(Leading individuals)

Fabrizio SannaOrsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

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.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods

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.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

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.’