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Marco Consonni

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Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati

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IP / IT – Corporate and Commercial Transactions and Litigations




He worked for Frere Cholmeley Bishoff and, from 1995 to 1998, for Andersen Legal, becoming a partner of the firm in 1996. He was co-founder of the Milan branch of the firm Galgano and head of the TMT practice up to 2007 when the firm merged with Dewey & LeBoeuf where he was responsible for the Italian IP/IT practice. In 2011 He and his group joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati sharing the project of a firm focussed on the TMT industries. For many years he has been active in the intellectual property, technology and media sectors, advising his clients – which include major international players – in a broad range of IT and IP related transactional matters such as licensing agreements, distributorship, content agreements and clearance, Internet and e-commerce strategy, JV arrangements and corporate transactions, investments and start-up, commercial contracts in general. His work is also related to commercial litigations especially for technology and communication companies.


English; French; Spanish


Admitted to Bar in Italy in 1992; Professional Memberships: ItechLaw Association – Co-Chairman of the eCommerce group; IBA.


Graduated with a law degree at the University of Milan in 1988.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati is best known for IP and TMT-related matters, but has expanded its expertise to contentious commercial, financial, competition and employment matters. Marco Consonni and Fabrizio Sanna are the practice heads. Highlights included representing a manufacturer in a dispute regarding acts of unfair competition carried out by a competitor with the support of former employees, and assisting Ferrari with its brand protection. Counsel Federica Cinquetti joined in 2018 from Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners.

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Industry focus: TMT

Within: Industry focus: TMT

Corporate, regulatory and litigation matters are cornerstones of Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati's practice, which is jointly led by Marco Consonni and Domenico Colella. Consonni was part of a group, which assisted a major e-commerce company with its launch of a smart speaker. The team also advised Toshiba on the €110m sale of 70% of Mangiarotti to the remaining shareholder, Westinghouse Electric Company, in the context of a larger transaction. Other highlights include assisting Tagetik with structuring and negotiating business-to-business agreements with various banks, asset management companies and other financial institutions. Fabrizio Sanna is an 'outstanding partner', with 'excellent knowledge of the sector'. Counsel Federica Cinquetti, who specialises in litigation, joined from Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners in February 2018.

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