Expert in European Union and International law

Versatile lawyer with wide-ranging experience in major international law firms, companies under public and private ownership, international institutions


Legal attorney specialising in commercial international contracts, public tender and public contracts, GDPR for personal data, IP rights and other regulatory matters, including for REACH regulation and consumer protection; covering role as legal contract manager and negotiator.


Litigator before the domestic Tribunals and European Court of Justice


University Professor for 2° level masters, publications and conferencing



Private Legal Practice

Professional at Law Own Practice                 Rome (2009-to date)

Drafting and negotiation of international IT contracts; advising multinationals on measures to comply with GDPR legal and technical requirements with particular focus on contractual forms for data processor appointment and no EU countries data flow transfer; advising on IP rights; public procurement procedures, PPP and in house awarding and contracts; REACH regulation and EU consumer protection, including against anatocism

Litigation before the Italian Tribunals and EU Court of Justice

Of Counsel Attorney, Beretta & Godoy       Buenos Aires (2007-2009)

Advising on the sustainability measures for mining; assisting industrial and mining undertakings in drafting agreements and/or commitments for the protection of surrounding environment and local inhabitants

Senior Associate Attorney, Allen & Overy           Milan (1999-2001)

Counselling in public contracts regulation and urban planning; drafting and negotiation of contracts; litigation

Senior Associate Attorney, Freshfields           London (1997-1999)

Responsible for the Italian desk, advising on legal aspects of business opportunity in Italy

Associate Attorney, Cerulli Irelli                 Rome (1986-1991)

Legal practice in public law, including public contracts and tenders, litigation, environment and urban plans

Multinational Companies

In-house Counsel, IBM Italia, Milan (2001-2005)

Responsible for all public tenders and contracts and business with the public authorities and private companies; negotiation of international joint venture IT supply agreement; assuring compliance of IBM public sector to corporate governance rules; responsible of IBM in Rome

Legal Consultant, Finmeccanica SpA, Brussels (1991-1992)

Junior lobbyist at various EU institutions

International Institutions

Legal Consultant, Italian Embassy, Brasilia, (2006)

Legal Consultant, Italian Permanent Representation, Brussels (1996)

Agent Temporaire, EU Commission, GD ENV, Brussels (1992-1995)


  • Expert in European Union and International law granted by the Bar of lawyers in Rome (2012)
  • Admitted to the Bar of Lawyers in Italy (1989)


  • European Data Protection Legislation: GDPR, ERA Academy of European Law, Summer 2017 Course held in September, Trier (2017)
  • Refreshing Course in Public Contracts, LUISS (2013)
  • EMS Auditor ISO 14001, 40 hours course (2008)
  • Master Course in EU Law, College of Europe, Bruges (1988/89)
  • High Studies Course in Administrative Law, University Sapienza, Rome (1986/87)
  • Law Degree, University Sapienza, Rome (1986)

Academic Activity

  • Lecturer in Rome at the University Sapienza (in English)/ master courses in EU environmental law/public procurement regulation/EU law/ IP rights legislation, public contracts (to date)
  • Lecturer in Milan for the Italian Association of In House Lawyers on public contracts (2013)
  • Director in Buenos Aires for CUIA of the High Post Graduated Course in European Union legal and economical system (2009/2010)
  • Visiting Professor in Buenos Aires at the Universities UBA/USAL/UDEM/CUIA (in Spanish) master courses in international environmental law/sustainable development principles/European Union Law (2007/2010)


  • As Speaker at the Conference on IP rights organised by the University Sapienza in Rome (2012)
  • As Speaker at the Conference on the Biosphere Reserves at the CNR in Rome (2011)
  • As Speaker of the annual Conferences held in Buenos Aires on the sustainable development and international measures for mining,     organised by the Italian-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce (2008 to 2010)



  • Private/Public Partnership and in house contracts (in Italian)

in Italia Appalti, DIKE publisher, to be published in December 2017

  • The right of reprography as governed in the international conventions, EU law and in the Italian domestic law (in Italian)

CEDAM publisher, December 2012

  • School: couple consideration on the compatibility of the Italian textbook regulation with the European Union principles (in Italian)

in www.altalex.com September 2012                                                      

  • The Regulation (EC) 333/2011 establishing criteria for determining when certain types of scrap metal cease to be waste (in Italian)

in Diritto e Giurisprudenza Agraria, Alimentare, dell’Ambiente December 2011

  • Google Universal digital library dream is shattered (in English)

in The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice                     May 2011

  • Google Book Search Choices (in English)

in The Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice             February 2011

  • The North Patagonia biosphere reserve (in Italian)

in Gazzetta Ambiente Anno XVII N° 1/2011

  • Google’s real business (in Italian)

in Il Diritto d’Autore, rivista S.I.A.E., January 2011

  • The sustainability of the Province of Mendoza Law 7722 for the protection of water resources from mining (in Spanish)

in La Ley Gran Cuy, December 2007

in www.federalismi.it November 2007

  • The Environmental Impact Assessment amending Directive (in Italian)

in IPSOA Ambiente, April 1998                                                                                          

  • The Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (in Italian)

in Ambiente e Sicurezza sul Lavoro, February 1996        


  • Italian: mother tongue
  • English, French and Spanish: excellent