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’.
La nostra esperienza nel campo delle tecnologie comprende i contratti commerciali del settore (contratti di outsourcing, contratti di system integration, application maintenance, ed in genere i contratti di appalto per la fornitura di servizi informativi); la creazione, sviluppo, sfruttamento e protezione del software; le criticità ed opportunità relative alla creazione e sfruttamento di database, etc.
Forniamo consulenza in materia di:
- privacy e protezione dei dati
- sicurezza dei sistemi informativi
- contratti di outsourcing in ambito nazionale ed internazionale
- sviluppo, sfruttamento e tutela del software
- contratti di fornitura di servizi IT
- redazione di policy aziendali sull’uso di applicativi open-source
- aspetti legali del cloud computing
- procedimenti giurisdizionali in materia di violazione di diritti di proprietà intellettuale su applicativi software
Exceptional track record advising companies in the media and IT sectors on everything from corporate law and M&A to disputes and competition law. Universally regarded as a first choice for media work, attracting instructions from the market’s most prolific national and global players. Recent work highlights include acquisitions of TV channels, contractual and regulatory work, data protection and outsourcings. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Its advice is extremely clear, succinct and on the money. The lawyers do not bog you down with excessive legal information.” Ernesto Apa is widely considered an authority in media regulatory law, and is appreciated for his good connections with the authorities. “He is a genius; he knows the TV market better than anyone,” notes one enthusiastic client. Managing partner Francesco Portolano has a fantastic reputation for media work and is lauded by sources for his “lateral perspective.” He predominantly acts on the corporate side of deals. Laura Liguori specialises in internet and e-commerce issues and is described by interviewees as “responsible, practical and business-savvy.”