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’.”LEGAL 500 EMEA – TMT TIER 1
Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale acts for over 50 television channels and frequently advises on regulatory issues. The team is also experienced in IT outsourcing, and has developed telecoms expertise. Francesco Portolano is a TMT transactions specialist; Laura Liguori has ‘an excellent understanding of the internet sector’; and Milan and Rome-based media and telecoms head Ernesto Apa is rated for giving ‘appropriate advice’.Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 – TMT Tier 1
A renowned figure in the media and IT fields, this stellar firm has carved a niche for itself in the market and acts for a raft of high-profile clients. The team has won a number of new clients in recent months, with social networking sites, game developers and broadcasters electing to choose Portolano for their TMT work. Its media expertise remains indisputably in the top tier, thanks to a full-rounded service that covers television, advertising, brands, games and betting. On the IT side, it has recently handled cases concerning e-commerce, IT contracts and the outsourcing of IT infrastructure. CHAMBERS EUROPE 2012 – TMT: MEDIA BAND 1
This team has more than 15 years of experience in providing legal assistance with national and international outsourcing operations for leading Italian and foreign groups.
A list of the most recent outsourcing operations with which we have been involved pertaining to the drafting and negotiation of related contracts and technical documentation is listed below as follows:
- outsourcing of ERP and CRM systems
- outsourcing of Facility Management functions, hosting and/or housing of IT infrastructure
- outsourcing of Logistics and Supply Chain Management departments
- outsourcing of Human Resources functions
- outsourcing of infrastructure management functions for IP TV and Mobile TV broadcasting
- restructuring IT divisions
- assistance for IT service providers in negotiation and finalization of agreements with business clients.