" He has a natural understanding of the commercial aspects of any transaction. His negotiation skills are remarkable "
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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 was a lecturer of the Master on Business Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome and Luigi Bocconi University in Milan; he 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 past 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), former Local Representative for Italy and member of the Board of Directors of ITechLaw. In 2024 Domenico was appointed Officer of the Technology Committee and Vice-chair of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee of IBA. He was admitted to practice in 1997 and, since 2011, he has rights of appearance before the Italian Supreme Court. He is fluent in English.

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