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

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati
20121 MILAN

Work Department

TMT; Outsourcing; 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 was admitted to practice in 1997 and to pleed before Italian supreme court in 2011.




He is past 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.


Law degree cum laude, Bari University (1994)

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 > Industry focus: TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Domenico ColellaOrsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

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.’