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Who We Are
Portolano Cavallo concentra la propria attività nel settore TMT sin dalla sua nascita nel 2001 ed è ora riconosciuto come lo studio legale italiano leader in questo settore.
The Firm
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale was founded in 2001 by partners Manuela Cavallo and Francesco Portolano. The firm’s activity is mainly focused on the corporate/M&A sector and the media industry.
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Article added in October 2012

Oct 17


     During the Smau 2012 event, one of the most important Italian fair on Information & Communications Technology, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale acting as technical sponsor has awarded the start up Mente in Movimento Italy the Lamarck prize represented by a package of legal services. The Lamarck prize is granted to the most prominent start ups attending the area Percorsi dell’Innovazione of Smau. Mente in Movimento Italy has… continued

Oct 16

Copyright Protection of Design: Approach of Italian Courts and Italian Law after ECJ’s Decision in Flos vs Semeraro

Introduction The manufacture and marketing of products which slavishly imitate the stylistic and aesthetic features of pieces of Italian design has been the subject of recent Italian Courts’ decisions aimed at the protection and valorization of the Italian industrial design through the enforcement of copyright protection. Directive 98/71/EC on the legal protection of designs was… continued

Oct 11

“Made in Italy”: something you need to know when managing commercial relationships with Italian manufacturers

Introduction The Italian manufacturing industry is composed of many firms which are family businesses, are small/medium-sized and, generally speaking, are not assisted by attorneys or a law firm in their day to day activities. As a consequence, it is very common that parties entering into a commercial relationship do not sign a comprehensive supply agreement…. continued

Oct 9

Guidelines From the Italian Data Protection Authority on Personal Data Breaches in the Electronic Communications Sector

Introduction By virtue of the implementation in Italy of the e-Privacy Directive 2009/136/EC (which amended Directive 2002/58/EC) (“e-Privacy Directive”) on May 28, 2012,[i] providers of publicly available electronic communications services are now subject to strict requirements to deal with personal data breaches. In line with the e-Privacy Directive, the Italian Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree… continued

Article added to: Technologies
Oct 8

Digital Terrestrial Television: Italian Communications Authority Launches Public Consultation on Channel Line-Up

1.     The Decisions of the Council of State Voiding the Existing LCN At the end of August the Council of State (the Italian highest administrative court), with four decisions, has voided the regulation on the digital terrestrial television channel line-up (so called LCN – logical channel numbering) issued in 2010 by the Italian Communications Authority… continued

Article added to: Regulatory, Antitrust, Television