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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 March 2013

Mar 19

Italy moves to protect IP

Something new is happening in Italy, in terms of both trademark and copyright protection. Firstly Italian Courts have recently issued significant decisions which granted copyright protection to design works against their slavish reproduction by third parties. And secondly a shut-down of web-sites offering counterfeit products has been ordered by the Italian Antitrust Authority that found… continued

Mar 18


“Diritti al futuro” is the new Portolano Cavallo‘s Blog, hosted by Wired, the “bible of the Internet.” On the “Diritti al futuro” pages  our professionals comment on the latest technology, ecommerce, internet trends. “Diritti al futuro”  can be reached at http://blog.wired.it/dirittifuturo.

Mar 7

Portolano Cavallo among top 10 Mid-Market M&A legal advisors in Italy

Portolano Cavallo reaches  the 10th position, by number of deals, in the 2012 ranking for “Mid-Market - Undisclosed Values & Values up to US$500 million”, published by Thomson Reuters.  Within the context of a 21% market contraction, Portolano Cavallo records the highest growth among all ranked law firms.  Similarly, in the “Small-Cap” (deals up to USD 50 million)… continued

Mar 4

Italian Authorities join forces with Italian Companies in fighting Counterfeits and Piracy

An increasing number of recent cases show a new Italian perspective on non-traditional IPR remedies, such as shut-down of web-sites found liable for unfair commercial practices, tax evasion, unlawful data processing.  Regarding counterfeit, below a few basic information on the criteria used by the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCM) in connection thereto. On January 23, 2013,… continued