Team

PARTNERS

Nicola Barra Caracciolo

Nicola Barra Caracciolo graduated with laude from the Genoa University in 1993. After some years with the firm of Prof. Ferrarini e Giudici in Genoa, he worked for the law firm Pavia e Ansaldo; in1999 NBC joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he became partner in 2004. As of 1 January 2013 Nicola joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. Nicola specialized in corporate, commercial and finance law, notably in domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, public M&A, dismissals of companies and IPOs. He represented several companies and financial institutions in significant corporate transactions, restructuring and reorganizations. Nicola was admitted to practice in 1996. He is fluent in English.

Federico Bonetti

Federico Bonetti graduated in law cum laude from the University of Pavia School of Law in 1998 and was awarded a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to practice in Italy in 2003. He started his career at the Milan offices of Vita Samory, Fabbrini e Associati and has worked for a number of leading Italian and international law firms (most recently in the Milan office of Studio Lombardi Segni e Associati), primarily in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions (including listed companies) and Capital Markets. Federico has advised clients on a wide variety of corporate and M&A transactions, including cash or exchange tender offers and mergers of industrial and financial groups listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. Federico joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2018. He speaks English fluently.

Paolo Canal

Paolo Canal graduated in law from the University of Modena in 1983. After two previous experiences in primary Italian law firms, he worked for the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 1999 to 2012. Paolo has developed a significant experience in the sector of acquisitions, corporate joint ventures and other corporate extraordinary transactions, as well as general commercial contracts, particularly in the field of private procurement contracts and commercial distribution, assisting Italian and foreign clients. He was admitted to bar in Italy in 1988. As of January 2013 Paolo joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He speaks English and French.

Domenico Colella

Domenico Colella graduated with a law degree cum laude from Bari University and was then involved in civil law research by Professor Michele Costantino. 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 is Co-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), Local Representative for Italy and member of the Board of Directors of ITechLaw. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and to pleed before Italian supreme court in 2011. He speaks English.

Marco Consonni

Marco Consonni graduated with a law degree at the University of Milan in 1988. He worked for Frere Cholmeley Bishoff and, from 1995 to 1998, for Andersen Legal, becoming a partner of the firm in 1996. He has been a 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 has been responsible of the Italian IP/IT practice. In 2011 Marco and his group joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati sharing the project of a firm focussed on the TMT industries. For many years Marco has been active in the intellectual property, technology and media sectors, advising its 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. He was admitted to practice in 1992 and speaks English, French and Spanish. Marco is advisor of Ovidian Group LLP, a technology advisory boutique firm base in Berkeley, California. Professional Memberships: ItechLaw Association – Co-Chairman of the eCommerce group; IBA.

Sacha D’Ecclesiis

Sacha D’Ecclesiis graduated with a law degree cum laude from Bari University where he also obtained a Master’s degree in “Law and Economics of the European Communities” at the School of specialization in Law and Economics of the European Communities and then a Ph.D in Public Law of Economics. After an experience at the Italian Competition Authority in Rome, Sacha spent five years at the Brussels office of the Chiomenti Studio Legale, specializing in European Competition and Consumer law and then eight years at the Rome office of Hogan Lovells, leading for almost two years the Antitrust Competition and Economic Regulation Italian practice of the law firm. In 2016 Sacha joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati where he is currently the partner responsible for the Antitrust, Competition and Trade practice. His activity focuses on advising Italian and foreign companies in different EU & Competition and Consumer law matters, as well as regulatory matters, mainly in the Technology, Media and Telecommunication and energy & oil sectors. He is active in administrative proceedings before the Italian Competition Authority and the European Commission as well as in civil and administrative trials before Italian and European Courts. He regularly speaks at international and national conferences as well as at post-graduate legal and business schools on EU & Competition and Consumer Law related topics. Sacha is a lecturer at the Italian National School of Administration to teach Antitrust Law and State Aid. He is responsible for Market Regulation and Antitrust Commission of the Camera degli Avvocati Amministrativisti and is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). He was admitted to practice in 2000. He speaks English and French.

Alessandro De Palma

Alessandro De Palma graduated with honours in 2000 from the Università degli Studi di Milano, where he worked for several years with its Law School (Department of Labour Law). Alessandro started his practice at Toffoletto Law Firm, and, in 2008, he joined BonelliErede Law Firm. He advises clients on all aspects concerning employment and labour law. Alessandro joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in July 2015, where he deals with employment and labour law matters. He has been admitted to the Italian Bar in October 2003, he is a partner AGI – Italian Association Labour Lawyer since 2006 and partner EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association, and he speaks English and French.

Pierfrancesco Giustiniani

Pierfrancesco Giustiniani graduated magna cum laude from Milan State University Law School in 1992 and after having accrued a significant experience in the law firm Toffoletto & Associati, he joined Erede e Associati in 1996 (which in 1999 became Bonelli Erede Pappalardo), where, as a partner from 2001, took up the position as head of Corporate & Finance Department. In 2011 he founded Hi.Lex – Avvocati Associati and then joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in April 2016. In over 20 years of professional activity he has gained a significant experience in relation to M&A and other extraordinary transactions, both domestic and international, capital markets transactions (such as takeover bids, IPO’s and capital increases), as well as in relation to corporate advice, litigation and commercial contracts. He has been a board member (and member of various internal committees) and a statutory auditor in several companies. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Manfredi Leanza

Manfredi Leanza attended Scuola Militare Nunziatella in Naples and graduated with a law degree cum laude from Rome University “Tor Vergata” in 1998. Manfredi began his career at the Bruxelles offices of Chiomenti Studio Legale practising Italian and EU competition law. In 2001 he moved to the Milan offices of the firm and developed a significant expertise in banking and finance, working with top tier national and international players on a variety of corporate transactions. Manfredi represented primary credit institutions and companies in connection with both domestic and cross-border financing transactions, with a particular focus on acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and restructuring. In 2015 Manfredi joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati adding his finance expertise to the corporate practise of the Firm. Manfredi was admitted to practice in 2001. He is fluent in English.

Stephen McCleery

Stephen McCleery graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1990. Following internships at Freehills in Sydney and at DG COMP of the European Commission in Brussels, Stephen trained as an articled clerk at Freshfields in London. Stephen began his career as an anti-trust lawyer with a broad-based experience of UK and EU competition law and practice including merger control, anti-competitive agreements and behaviour, and state aid matters. He subsequently switched to practising corporate and commercial law and, as a senior corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Milan, has established a significant track record of advising Italian and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and strategic projects, and cross-border commercial agreements. Stephen holds an MBA from the SDA Bocconi Business School and qualified as Solicitor of England and Wales in 1994. As of January 2013 Stephen joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He speaks Italian and French.

Matteo Orsingher

Matteo Orsingher graduated with a law degree cum laude from Bologna University in 1987 and served his traineeship in Padua and Milan with the law firm of Prof. Alberto Miele. He worked for the law firm Pavia e Ansaldo from 1990 to 1999, becoming a partner in 1996. From 1999 to 2007 he was the partner head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Italian Intellectual Property and Information Technology department. He was the co-founder of the firm in 2007. Matteo Orsingher has many years of experience in assisting Italian and foreign clients on a broad range of matters pertaining to intellectual and industrial property, information technology, unfair competition, advertising, Internet and e-commerce, both in the contentious and non-contentious spheres. He is often called upon by his clients – market leaders or important companies – to handle the IP aspects of complex corporate and financial transactions. He was admitted to practice in 1990 and also speaks English and some German.

Mario Ortu

Mario Ortu graduated in law at the University of Padua, with the highest marks (J.D., 1985). After his traineeship at the law firm of Prof. Miele, Mario Ortu joined the law firm Pavia e Ansaldo, where he became partner in 1995. Between 1999 and 2012 he was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he led the Italian corporate department and, more recently, was appointed as member of the Firmwide Leadership Team of the FIG Sector Group. As of 1 January 2013 Mario and his group joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati, that became Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He is specialised in corporate and commercial law and his wide range of experiences extends to (domestic and multi-jurisdictional) mergers and acquisitions, establishment of joint ventures, dismissals of companies, public takeover offers, restructurings and reorganisations. He has advised clients involved in the most relevant domestic and cross-border transactions in the last years and acts as recognised advisor of important (domestic and international) financial institutions, private equity funds and primary industrial groups. He was admitted to practice in 1989. He speaks a fluent English and has a basic knowledge of French.

Fabrizio Sanna

Fabrizio Sanna attended Collegio Ghislieri and graduated with a law degree cum laude from Pavia University in 2000. He obtained MJur and MPhil master’s degrees from Oxford University in 2002 and 2004, respectively and a PhD in intellectual property and competition law from Pavia University in 2004. He served his traineeship with the law firm of Prof. Luigi Carlo Ubertazzi. He worked in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Intellectual Property and Information Technology department from 2004 to 2007. He was the co-founder of Orsingher Avvocati Associati firm in 2007. He gained significant experience on intellectual property, advertising, data protection (privacy) and e-commerce laws both in the contentious and non-contentious spheres. His practice includes transactional matters, mainly related to IT and IP rights, including all aspects of development, production and distribution of film and TV programmes. Fabrizio represents primary enterprises within the TMT sector. He lectured Intellectual Property Law at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice and is currently lecturer in Intellectual Property and New Media at University of Pavia, has authored various publications on copyright and design laws and is a member of the editorial committee of AIDA (Italian Annals of Copyright). He is the secretary of the Italia group of AIPPI and sits on the Programme Committee of AIPPI International. He was admitted to practice in 2003 and speaks English and French.

COUNSELS

Ludovico Anselmi

Ludovico Anselmi graduated with a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan in 2004, with a dissertation titled “Binding force and renegotiation of long term contracts”. He then obtained a PhD in Intellectual Property law at the University of Pavia, with a dissertation titled ”The civil liability of internet service providers”. Ludovico served his traineeship at Vanzetti & Associati law firm and from 2008 to 2012 he worked at Latham & Watkins (Milan office), where he operated as the attorney in charge of all issues relating to intellectual property law. He joined Orsingher Ortu Avvocati Associati in 2012. He primarily focuses on industrial property and intellectual property, his practice including litigation and transactional support (at national and international level). Ludovico is a member of the editorial staff of the legal review “AIDA – Annali italiani del diritto d’autore, della cultura e dello spettacolo” and authored several publications relating to intellectual property law. In connection to these subjects, he also speaks at specialist symposia. Ludovico is a member of the Milan Bar. He speaks English.

Federica Cinquetti

Federica Cinquetti graduated in law from the State University of Milan in 2000 and previously worked in the litigation department of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners. She has advised clients on a broad range of contentious matters in the civil law, commercial and corporate areas, both before the ordinary courts and arbitration tribunals. She also has extensive experience of product liability proceedings (including the withdrawal of products raising safety and compliance issues), conducting risk assessments and liaising with the relevant authorities. Federica joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2018. She was admitted to practice in 2003 and speaks English.

Francesca Flego

Francesca Flego graduated from the University of Catania in 2004. She served her traineeship with Clifford Chance, was associated at Clifford Chance’s corporate department and starting from December 2010 worked in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. As of 1 January 2013 Francesca joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. She gained significant experience on in corporate, commercial and finance law, notably in domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, dismissals of companies and public takeovers. Francesca was admitted to practice in 2007. She is fluent in English.

Simone Masotto

Simone Masotto graduated with a law degree from the University of Bologna. He has several year experience at leading international firms where he was active on both domestic and cross-border transactions, with a particular focus on mergers, acquisitions, private equity and joint venture transactions, as well as general commercial contracts. In particular, he worked at Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener (Munich), Pavia e Ansaldo (Milan) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Milan and Frankfurt). He joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvovati Associati in June 2015. He was admitted to bar in 1996 and speaks Italian, English and German.

Giuseppe Mazzaglia

Giuseppe Mazzaglia attended Collegio Augustinianum and graduated with a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan in 2002. After some years with the law firms of prof. Gustavo Ghidini and prof. Fabio Franchini, he worked at leading international firms, among which Ashurst LLP and Grimaldi law firm. He assists clients in a wide range of Civil Law, Commercial, Corporate, Banking and Finance proceedings, for both routine as well as arbitration cases. He also has an extensive background in commercial contracts and specifically with distribution agreements (agency, commission, franchising, sales concession, and business procurement), freight agreements and tender contracts. Giuseppe joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2015. He was admitted to practice in 2005 and speaks english.

ASSOCIATES

Francesca Barra

Francesca Barra graduated summa cum laude in 2013 from the Università degli Studi di Pavia and was awarded the 2013 Enrico Griziotti Prize as the best graduate student in her class. She represented her university in the XXth edition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and was an exchange student at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Francesca was awarded an LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Law from King’s College London in 2017, graduating with a dissertation on the relationship between freedom of panorama and street art. She also served as Research Assistant to Professor Andrea Biondi. Francesca’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property, information technology, unfair competition and consumer protection. Prior to joining Orsingher Ortu Avvocati Associati, Francesca worked in the corporate department of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Milan and in the art law department of Constantine Cannon in London. She was admitted to the Milan Bar in 2016 and is a member of PAIAM association (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market). She speaks fluent English and has a basic working knowledge of French.

Marianna Busetti

Marianna Busetti graduated in law cum laude from the Catholic University of Milan in 2011. Prior to joining Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2018, she was a member the Corporate practices of leading international and Italian law firms, where she advised both domestic and international clients on corporate and commercial law matters. She was admitted to the Italian bar in 2014. She speaks English fluently.

Elisa Cappellini

Elisa Cappellini graduated cum laude in law from University of Milano-Bicocca in 2013. From 2013 through May 2016 Elisa worked for the law firm Hi.lex – Avvocati Associati, specializing in corporate law, general commercial contracts, extraordinary transactions, corporate advice, litigation and arbitration. Elisa joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in June 2016. She was admitted to the Italian Bar in January 2016. She speaks English and French.

Silvia Ciardiello

Silvia Ciardiello graduated with a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan in 2009 with a dissertation in private international law titled “The private international law of intellectual property”. From 2010 to 2012 she worked in the department of intellectual property law of Labruna Mazziotti Segni; in Milan, where she gained a good experience in assisting clients in the main fields of intellectual property law and IT, also in the context of corporate transactions. She is a scholar in Intellectual Property and EU law at the Catholic University of Milan. In 2012 she joined Orsingher Avvocati Associati. She is a member of AIPPI. She was admitted to practice in 2012. She speakes English and German.

Francesca Castellini

Francesca Castellini graduated summa cum laude in law from the Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia in 2017, with a dissertation on counterfeiting entitled “Fraud in relation to the indication of the origin of agri-food products”. Francesca previously completed an internship in the legal department of a primary operator in the tobacco industries and, prior to joining Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2017, she worked in the legal department of a main operator in the e-commerce industries. Francesca focuses mainly on Intellectual Property Law matters. She speaks fluent English and has a basic working knowledge of French

Vera Collavo

Vera Collavo graduated in law from the Catholic University of Milan in 2011. Following graduation, she practiced at the Milan office of Rucellai & Raffaelli Law Firm, where she dealt primarily with contentious and non-contentious civil law and intellectual property law matters. During her time at Rucellai & Raffaelli she was also seconded to the litigation department of an international IT company. Subsequently, Vera studied at Fordham University School of Law in New York, where she was awarded an LL.M (magna cum laude) in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law . During that period she also collaborated, as an intern, with a U.S. law firm specialized in intellectual property and, after graduation, worked for a year in the IP&Copyright Department of a leading media company. Vera was admitted to the Milan Bar in 2014. She joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2018. She speaks English fluently.

Mariachiara Crea

Mariachiara Crea graduated in law from Roma Tre University in 2013 and was awarded an LL.M. in banking and finance law from Queen Mary University of London in 2018.  She practiced for three years at CMS law firm, where she was a member of of the banking and finance department. Her main focus is on banking law and domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition and real estate financing. Mariachiara was admitted to practice in 2018 and speaks English fluently. She joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in September 2018.

Cesare De Falco

Cesare De Falco graduated in law in 2007 from Bocconi University in Milan. He attended a post-graduate course in employment law at Università Statale di Milano in 2010. Cesare was a member of the Employment department of BonelliErede in the Milan office from 2007 to 2015, and in 2011 he was seconded to Slaughter and May in London. Cesare joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in July 2015. He advises national and international clients on all aspects of employment and labour law, and he has gained significant experience of advising on management of relationship with top managers, corporate crises, including mass redundancies, corporate reorganisation for extraordinary transactions, drafting of employment and agency contracts, and litigation. He was admitted to the Italian bar in 2010 and he is fluent in English.

Enrica Di Cagno

Enrica Di Cagno graduated in law from the University of Bari in 2008. From 2010 to April 2017 she practised in the Corporate departments of top tier international and Italian law firms. She joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in May 2017. her practice is focused mainly on corporate and commercial law and, in particular, on transactional work including mergers and acquisitions, disposals of companies and commercial contracts. She is fluent in English.

Giulia Ferrari

Giulia Ferrari graduated cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan in 2013 with a dissertation on European Competition Law entitled “The EU Settlement Procedure for Cartel Cases”. Following an internship at the United Nations Secretariat in New York, she completed her legal training at the Rome office of Hogan Lovells. Before joining Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2018 Giulia spent a year at the Italian Competition Authority, where she dealt with consumer protection matters in the energy, transport and e-commerce sectors . She is currently preparing a PhD in Legal Studies at Bocconi University with a research project on Big Data and Competition. Giulia speaks English fluently and has a good working knowledge of French.

Davide Graziano

Davide Graziano graduated in law with honours in 2011 at University Insubria of Como, where later was a scholar in intellectual property law. He obtained a PhD in business and intellectual property law at University of Milan, with a dissertation regarding the European patent with unitary effect and the unified patent court. He worked from 2011 to 2016 for Bonelli Erede Pappalardo – BonelliErede Law Firm in the intellectual property department, and he gained experience both in the contentious and non–contentious spheres on matters concerning intellectual property, unfair competition, advertising, consumers, data protection, food and beverage, gambling and information technology. He joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2016. He contributes to IP specialized legal reviews. He has been admitted to the Italian Bar in 2015. He speaks English and has a basic knowledge of French.

Edoardo Iannone

Edoardo Iannone graduated in law degree from Università degli Studi di Milano in 2014 with a dissertation on “Collective management of copyright in the European Union: regulation and competition”. In 2015 he was awarded an LL.M. (cum laude) in Law and Technology from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Before joining Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2016, he served an internship in the legal department of a key player in the e-commerce sector. He was seconded in 2016 and 2017 to the legal department of a key player in the sector of information technology products and services, where he gained experience in diverse areas of intellectual property and e-commerce,  with a focus on the protection of personal data and the GDPR. He has been admitted to the Italian Bar in 2018. He speaks fluent English. 

Giulia Loi

Giulia Loi gradued cum laude in law in March 2017 at the Roma Tre University, with a dissertation on comparative legal systems titled “Intellectual property in Japan and the protection of trade secret”. She represented her university in the international arbitration competition “Willem C. Vis Moot”. Before joining Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2017, she collaborated in the law firm of Ernst&Young. She speak english fluently and she has a basic understanding of portuguese.

Lucrezia Longinotti

Lucrezia Longinotti graduated in law cum laude from the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna in 2017, with a dissertation on “The transfer of personal data between the EU and the US: privacy, data protection and national security”. During her university studies she completed an internship at the Court of Bologna. Lucrezia joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in May 2018, specialising in data protection and intellectual property. She speaks English and has a working knowledge of French.

Pietro Masi

Pietro Masi graduated in law from the University of Rome Tre with a corporate law dissertation on “The recording of leasing contracts in financial statements”. Pietro practised for a number of years at the law firm of Professors Mario Bussoletti and Antonio Nuzzo, and subsequently at a number of other leading firms. Pietro’s practice is mainly in the area of corporate law, with a specific focus on mergers & acquisitions and joint venture transactions. He also has significant experience of contentious proceedings (both litigation and arbitration) in relation to disputes involving contracts, corporate law and bankruptcy. Pietro was admitted to Italian Bar in 2008 and joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2018. He speaks English fluently and has a good working knowledge of Spanish.

Valentina Mauri

Valentina Mauri graduated cum laude with a law degree from the Catholic University of Milan in 2010. He served his traineeship at Studio Biglia, where she practiced intellectual property. From 2014 Valentina was a member of the Intellectual Property department of NCTM law firm. Valentina joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2016. Her practice mainly includes Intellectual property. She was admitted to the Italian bar in 2013 and she speaks English.

Marta Minonne

Marta Minonne graduated in law (with full marks) from the University of Milan in 2010 with a graduation dissertation on common law legal systems titled “The special relations in Common Law contracts”. She began her practice in the Intellectual Property and Information and Technology department of Dewey & LeBoeuf Milan and joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2012. She has significant experience of media and data protection (privacy) matters, in both contentious and non-contentious contexts, including corporate transactions. Marta has assisted a primary operator in the internet and communications sector on an ongoing basis since 2011, providing support on all data protection and information technology matters. Marta is the Italian referral contact for the AndCo Law Alliance, where she provides her assistance to local and international clients in the e-commerce, data protection, consumer protection and advertising areas. She was admitted to practice in 2013 and speaks English fluently.

Alessandro Negri

Alessandro Negri graduated in law from the University of Padova in December 2017. As part of his degree course, he attended the Wake Forest University School of Law in North Carolina, as exchange student, where he focused his studies on US Property Law. He also interned at the Minsk office of Sorainen law firm. Alessandro joined the Corporate practice of Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in September 2017. He speaks English fluently.

Federica Paniz

Federica Paniz graduated in law from the Bocconi University of Milan in 2009. She was awarded an LL.M. in banking and financial law in 2010 at Boston University, where focused on the legal framework for financial services. During her time in Boston she worked for a non-profit organization, based in East Boston, assisting pro bono clients on the renegotiation of subprime loans. On her return to Italy, she practised for four years for Chiomenti law firm, in the banking and financial department of Milan, followed by a period based in Padova where she advised a number oflocal enterprises on corporate and regulatory issues. She joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in November 2017. Her main focus is on banking law and on domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and restructuring. Federica was admitted to practice in 2013. She is fluent in English.

Beatrice Rossi

Beatrice Rossi graduated in law from the University of Milan “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” in April 2013 with a dissertation in labour law entitled “The insecurity of temporary workers: the fixed term contract as a legal instrument worth endorsing”.
Following her graduation she was a member of the Labour Law Department of Studio Legale Ichino Brugnatelli in Milan for 4 years, dealing mainly with contentious matters. Beatrice subsequently worked in the labour law department of Studio Legale Ughi e Nunziante, mainly focusing on non-contentious matters. She joined Orsingher Ortu in February 2018.
Beatrice speaks English and has a working knowledge of Spanish.

Federico Roviglio

Federico Roviglio graduated from Bocconi University of Milan in 2010. In 2009 he attended, as Exchange Student, the University of New South Wales, Sydney (Australia), where he focused his studies in the fundamentals of the common law. From 2010 to 2013 he worked in the Energy & Infrastructures and Project Finance departments of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Milan and Rome offices). In 2011 he worked as secondee in the legal department of an important private equity fund investing in the renewable energy sector. In June 2013 he joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He focuses mainly on corporate and commercial law and, in particular, on M&A transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, dismissal of companies, joint venture agreements and commercial contracts. Federico was admitted to practice in 2013. He is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of French.

Arturo Santoro

Arturo Santoro graduated with a law degree from the University of Naples Parthenope in 2007. In 2009 he attended the postgraduate course in International Trade Law organized by the University Institute of European Studies of Turin in collaboration with the International Training Centre of the ILO (International Labour Organization). Afterwards he spent a six months period as intern at the legal affairs department of a Fiat Group company. He worked from 2010 to April 2017 at the Corporate department of a primary Italian Law Firm. He worked as secondee at the legal affairs department of Iveco S.p.A.. On May 2017 he joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He focuses mainly on corporate and commercial law, including corporate governance and commercial contracts advices. He also deals with real estate law. Arturo was admitted to practice on January 2012. He is fluent in English.

Marina Sartor

Marina Sartor graduated in law from Bocconi University in October 2016 with a dissertation in labour law titled “The economic dismissal: the dismissal for justified objective reason and the collective dismissal”. In 2015 she attended the Campus Abroad Program at University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and, between 2015 and 2016 the Exchange Program at University of Sussex in the UK. From February 2016 she worked as legal intern for the Labour Department of Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati and she joined the team in October of the same year. She is fluent in English.

Francesco Senesi

Francesco Senesi graduated from Bocconi University of Milan in 2016 with a dissertation in corporate law titled “Role and requirements of independent directors: a comparative analysis with the corporate law of the United States”. In 2013 he attended as an Exchange Student the University of California – Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco (California) where he focused his studies in the fundamentals of the common law. Following internships at two international law firms in Milan, in October 2016 he joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. He focuses mainly on banking and finance law. He is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of French.

Andrea Serafini

Andrea Serafini graduated in law from the Bocconi University in Milan in March 2018, with a civil law dissertation on “The  transfer of businesses to new generations: trusts and family agreements”. In 2016 he worked as legal intern for the Corporate and M&A department of Chiomenti law firm in its New York office. Andrea joined the Corporate practice of Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in May 2018. He speaks English fluently.

Olga Sihtar

Olga Sihtar graduated cum laude with a law degree from the University “Alma Mater” of Bologna in 2017 with a dissertation in comparative private law titled “Record Deals: the circulation of the Common Law model”. She holds a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Intellectual Property Law at King’s College, London. During her university studies she was vice-chair of the International Bar Association (IBA) Law Students’ Committee. In April of 2017 she joined Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati. She is fluent in English and Croatian.

Yara Toriello

Yara Toriello graduated with a law degree from University of Milan in March 2015 with a dissertation titled “The phenomenon of forum shopping in the EU law concerning the private antitrust enforcement”. During 2013 she took part in an internship program in one of the largest South American law firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Prior to join Orsingher Ortu – Avvocati Associati in 2015, she worked for Nascimbene&Partners. She was admitted to practice in 2017. She’s fluent in English and Portuguese, and has a good knowledge of French.

Dora Antonia Vuolo

Dora Antonia Vuolo graduated in law from Bocconi University in July 2016. Before joining Oringher Ortu – Law firm, she worked as legal intern for the Labour department of Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners Law Firm. She attended a post-graduate course in employment law at Università Statale di Milano in 2017. She speaks English and has a basic knowledge of Spanish.