Couples an outstanding media practice with extensive expertise in IT-related matters. The media team excels in a range of areas, including IP, regulatory, contentious and contractual issues. Additionally handles M&A transactions within the media sector. Data protection and IT contracts are covered by its IT team. Acts for a broad roster of major global media and technology companies, as well as important financial services providers."
Our experience in the field of technologies includes sector-specific commercial contracts (outsourcing contracts, system integration contracts, application maintenance contracts and, in general, all tender contracts for the provision of IT services); the creation, development, usage, and protection of software; critical aspects and opportunities relating to the creation and usage of databases, etc.
We provide consultation in the areas of:
- data privacy and protection
- IT systems security
- national and international outsourcing contracts
- development, usage, and protection of software
- contracts for the provision of IT services
- drafting of company policies on the use of open-source applications
- legal aspects of cloud computing
- jurisdictional proceedings relating to the violation of intellectual property rights on software application
Clients laud the members of the team as 'precise, on time, available,' as well as 'transparent and able to clarify any matters'. Another interviewee describes the team as 'skilled, accurate, fast and business-oriented,' adding: 'They know the area very well and their way of acting has allowed us to achieve a great result'."
Portolano Cavallo’s media and technology practice is considered by some clients to be ‘the best in Italy by far’ and able to give advice that is ‘just perfect’. The ‘proactive and pragmatic’ team covers the whole array of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters, and consistently attracts multinational blue-chip clients. Laura Liguori is ‘an expert in privacy issues’ and leads the practice jointly with the ‘responsive and commercial’ Ernesto Apa and Francesco Portolano, who has ‘deep knowledge of the media environment’.