TMT and Data Protection

We provide legal and tax assistance to Italian and international Clients operating in the telecommunications, media and technology, digital innovation, e-commerce, and online advertising sectors, with a particular focus on national, EU and international regulatory developments.

Our department collaborates with the Firm’s other departments, in particular Corporate M&A, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Labour Law, Tax Advisory, Intellectual and Industrial Property.

Through this synergy and a multidisciplinary team of professionals, we are able to offer highly innovative and customised solutions, and to understand the sector business models, the opportunities as well as the legal and tax issues related to technological evolution and to the processing of personal data.

Our Firm’s integrated and multidisciplinary approach offers a high level of flexibility and efficiency in pricing. This enables us to tailor pricing solutions to match the unique needs and characteristics of each Client, as well as innovative remuneration options, particularly beneficial for start-ups.

Examples of some of our services are set out below:

  • Assistance in privacy and data protection matters, with particular reference to the processing and protection of personal data in accordance with applicable legislation, including the GDPR and the Privacy Code, as well as the guidelines and measures issued by the competent supervisory authorities (data protection compliance, preparation and implementation of corporate governance and corporate compliance models, especially with regard to privacy and data protection, DPO activities, assistance in the event of data breaches, relations with the competent authorities, data transfers, use of cookies; cloud computing, etc.);
  • Tailor-made legal and tax assistance for innovative start-ups and SMEs;
  • Assistance in internet, online publishing, advertising, telecommunications, copyright, e-commerce, information technology, media, and outsourcing;
  • Assistance to telcos in regulatory matters under Italian and European legislation on the management of electronic communication networks and services;
  • Legal and tax assistance for the creation and management of mobile applications and web portals for online business activities (e-commerce, online marketing, distribution of video and music content, etc.);
  • Drafting of legal documents and general conditions of use for websites, digital platforms, and mobile applications;
  • Drafting of B2B and B2C commercial contracts for websites, digital platforms, and mobile applications;
  • Legal and tax assistance to support media marketing services and programmatic advertising operators;
  • Legal and tax to television broadcasters;
  • Legal and tax assistance to data centres, including drafting and negotiating IT contracts, carrier contracts, colocation/housing contracts, hosting contracts, cloud services, IT service outsourcing contracts, etc;
  • Legal and tax assistance for copyright and intellectual property protection (licence agreements, software development, SLAs);
  • Advice on specific international taxation issues (permanent establishment, regulation of royalties, direct and indirect taxation of e-commerce, etc.);
  • Assistance with customs duties in the context of online transactions;
  • Legal assistance in relation to unfair competition and unfair commercial practices;
  • Assistance with smart working;
  • Advising on Private Equity and Venture Capital transactions mainly involving companies active in the media, telecommunications, new technologies and internet sectors;
  • Advising on start-ups, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), secondary purchases, management buy-outs (MBOs) and AIM listings;
  • Legal and fiscal assistance in the field of Blockchain, Non-Fungible Token (NFT) and Smart Contract;
  • Assistance on legal issues related to the development, implementation and use of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things systems.



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LC IP&TMT Awards 2024 - Finalist
Lawyer of the Year 
AdvertisingMedia, TLC, Privacy

LC Corporate Awards 2023 - Finalist
Lawyer of the Year 
Media & TLC

LC IP&TMT Awards 2021 - Finalist
Professional of the Year
Privacy, IT

LC 40Under40 Awards 2021 - Finalist
Professional of the Year

LC IP&TMT Awards 2020 - Finalist
Professional of the Year
Privacy, IT

LC 40Under40 Awards 2020 - Finalist
Professional of the Year

LC IP&TMT Awards 2019 - Finalist
Professional of the Year
Media, Privacy


TL Awards 2023 - Finalist
Practitioner of the Year
Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

TL Industry Awards 2023 - Finalist
Professional of the Year

TL Industry Awards 2019 - Finalist
Professional of the Year
Technology, Media




The 'Osservatorio TMT e Data Protection' updates the reader on the most relevant legal developments in the data protection, technology, media, and telecommunications field.