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 > Industry focus: TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Domenico ColellaOrsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati applies its ‘deep market knowledge‘ to matters relating to all three disciplines of TMT, and acts for high-profile multinational clients including Disney and Amazon. Domenico Colella, who leads on outsourcing projects and M&A, heads the TMT department, which covers advisory and litigation in many areas including e-commerce, entertainment and IT. The firm has a particular strength in IP. In a recent highlight, Colella advised Axel Johnson International on the acquisition of AMC Instruments.

Italy > Data privacy and data protection

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati‘s practice covers technology, internet and e-commerce, advertising, media and entertainment, and telecoms. Its work includes drafting corporate policies, data processing agreements, information notices, cybersecurity, data breach management, and proceedings before the ordinary courts and the DPA. The team also assists with the management of data protection issues relating to outsourcing deals and compliance. Domenico Colella is an IT specialist and Fabrizio Sanna is a TMT sector expert.