Elena Varese > DLA Piper > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
20123 MILAN

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Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods

(Next Generation Partners)

Elena VareseDLA Piper

DLA Piper‘s team acts on the full gamut of fashion and luxury-related legal needs. Representative work covers the reorganisation of distribution networks, e-commerce platforms, labelling regulations and commercial agreements, along with brands’ retail expansion, IP portfolios, real estate, labour issues, compliance and tax. Davide Rossetti advises on distribution, sale and purchase, procurement, sub-contracting and service agreements in the fashion sector; Elena Varese is experienced in IP and fashion law matters; and Alessandro Piermanni is sought out by fashion and luxury clients for M&A, joint ventures and business units’ disposals.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail

DLA Piper‘s consumer goods and retail sector group provides high-end fashion brands, producers of medical devices, logistics players and top-tier retail companies with ‘high-quality advice, flexibility and business-oriented solutions’ in connection to M&A transactions, corporate, technology, advertising and distribution law. Litigator Davide Rossetti, who is particularly appreciated for his expertise in the fashion and large-scale distribution market, is one of the key contacts, together with his co-head Elena Varese, who has an ‘unmatched knowledge and experience’ in IP and advertising matters.

Italy > Industry focus: Food

At DLA Piper, the food law practice concentrates on litigation, regulation and IP, which are the sector specialisms of practice heads Davide Rossetti and Elena Varese, respectively. The latter is particularly appreciated for her strong expertise in regulatory matters and protection of geographical indications. The firm is also known for supporting global organisations in the food and drink manufacturing, importing, supplying, selling, packaging and labelling areas.

Italy > Intellectual property

DLA Piper has a widely recognised IP group, which is particularly known for its focus on patent litigation and innovation protection. Practice head Gualtiero Dragotti provides senior expertise in these areas. Roberto Valenti manages soft-IP and commercial issues with an emphasis on clients in the life sciences sector, who also receive related regulatory advice. ‘Highly valued’ associate Elena Varese concentrates on consumer goods, food, and retail. Trademark management, filing and prosecution complete the offering. Laura Gastaldi is also highlighted.