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Arturo Leone

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Bird & Bird LLP

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Intellectual Property – TMT


Arturo joined our Rome office in 2012 as a partner in the Communications Group, after 20 years at CLLQ (Collodel, Leone, Ligi, Queirolo), where he was founding partner. He deals with litigation matters in relation to issues concerning civil and commercial law, intellectual property, and advertising and competition law. He is very active in the telecommunications, food, automotive, gaming and lottery sectors.


Italian and English


He is designated as an arbitrator and mediator by the Camera di Conciliazione; arbitrator by the Istituto di Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria and member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


Arturo is author of the book "I contratti pubblicitari" and various articles published in several reviews. He has also lectured on communications law at the University L.U.M.S.A. in Rome and for courses organised by the Istituto di Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Bird & Bird’s practice is well-known for its strength in IP and regulatory litigation, often acting for domestic and international clients across various sectors, including IT, media, food, fashion, TMT and transport; it also handles competition, commercial and white-collar crime disputes. Head of team Giovanni Galimberti and Arturo Leone are the key names in the practice.

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EU and competition law

Within: EU and competition law

Noted for its strength in the TMT sector, Bird & Bird is also active in the transport, automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. Group head and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra carried out an antitrust compliance programme for Amgen Italia and represented Telecom Italia in a cartel investigation into the telecoms sector initiated by the ICA. Arturo Leone is also recommended.

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Industry focus: luxury goods

Within: Industry focus: luxury goods

Bird & Bird's 'outstanding' luxury goods practice group provides 'practical advice' and 'solves even the most complex problems'. The 'remarkableMassimiliano MostardiniGiovanni Galimberti and Stefano Silvestri are joint heads of the team. Also noted are Arturo Leone and counsel Federico Marini-Balestra.

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