Managing Partner: Gabriel Cuonzo
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: Italian, English, French, German
Trevisan & Cuonzo, established in 1993, is one of the leading independent Italian law firms working with some of the most technologically advanced and innovative businesses and industry leaders around the globe. The firm delivers client focused, industry specific, commercially aligned legal expertise covering a wide range of industrial sectors including electronics, chemical, automotive, food and nutrition, life sciences, telecommunications, media and entertainment, information technology and sports. The firm has established a commanding reputation both domestically and internationally for its success and in-depth business and industry knowledge in intellectual property, commercial and product liability litigation. The firm has a network of offices in Milan, Rome, Parma and Bari.
Main Areas Of Practice:
Corporate & Commercial
Information & Communication Technology
Entertainment, Publishing & Multimedia
The primary focus of the IP team is high profile litigation with an international dimension. The group has earned a commanding reputation for its sustained success in IP litigation, winning landmark cases since the firm opened in 1993. The intellectual property team delivers strategic and commercial advice on the procurement and exploitation of IP rights as well as high quality advocacy in the enforcement and defence of IP rights before the Italian and European courts.
The firm acts for some of the most well known pharmaceutical and biotech businesses in the protection of blockbuster and cutting edge pharma products as well as medical devices. The firm also has a strong pharmaceutical regulatory practice.
Litigation & Arbitration:
With a globally minded approach to complex cross border litigation the firm is well suited to high calibre disputes. Its fierce and proactive contentious team are known for their precise execution of litigation matters. The firm’s lawyers also have solid experience acting as mediators in IP and commercial disputes.
The firm’s competition lawyers have extensive expertise in all competition matters including cartel investigations, abuses of dominant position, unfair commercial practices and damages actions before the Courts. The firm’s particular focus lies in technology intense industrial sectors, where the team has received international recognition for handling multiple leading cases that have shaped the interface between competition law and IP in Italy. The experience of the antitrust team in navigating issues related to competition law and FRAND (Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory) patent licensing is second to none in Italy.
Trevisan & Cuonzo delivers in-depth legal advice and representation in all areas relating to product liability. It has won significant high-profile product liability cases before the Italian courts and has solid expertise in consumer law and safety legislation. The firm is particularly active both in automotive and household domestic product liability.
In order to deliver expertise and assistance in this dynamic fast moving consumer product industry, the firm has established a dynamic team; experts both in legal clearance advice and in the defence of a wide range of clients before the Italian Advertising Authority preventing misleading and unfair advertising.
Information & Communication Technology
Technologically innovative businesses are at the heart of the client base. From complex IT transactions to assistance with new technology start-ups, the team — with its IP know-how — is in an optimal position to guide clients through a complex legal framework to ensure freedom to operate for the most technologically advanced businesses. The firm regularly assist some of the world’s leading mobile device businesses in a variety of high profile contentious matters, from ISP liability, to ICT and IP related antitrust issues.
Corporate & Commercial:
Trevisan & Cuonzo’s corporate and commercial practice consists of experienced multi-disciplinary professionals committed to assisting clients in achieving their business and financial objectives. It delivers innovative, comprehensive and specialised legal advice in all aspects of domestic and international business. The firm’s corporate and commercial lawyers offer a wide spectrum of services, including contract drafting and negotiation, due diligence reviews, company formations, litigation services and expert advice on complex cross-border transactions. Clients benefit from the team’s collective expertise and experience drawn from complementary practice areas.
The team provides comprehensive legal services in all relevant aspects of the sport industry, from sportsrelated transactions — such as sponsorship, marketing, license agreements, event and brand ambassador contracts — to litigation before both courts and arbitration tribunals. The firm advise football teams, sports federations, sponsors and event organisers as well as professional sportsmen including footballers, cyclists and other athletes.
Entertainment, Publishing & Multimedia:
Trevisan & Cuonzo provides all-round legal assistance to global and domestic clients in the sectors of broadcasting, music, print & digital publishing and multimedia technologies. The firm assists with pre-publication rights clearance, drafting of commercial contracts and any IP related disputes. The team has acquired a substantial experience in TV-format cases, disputes regarding personality rights, defamation, plagiarism and unfair competition in the media field.
■Milan: Luca Trevisan, Gabriel Cuonzo, Julia Holden, Donatella Capelli, Lia Puntieri, Francesca Ferrero, Giulia Affer
■Parma: Daniela Ampollini
■Rome: Vittorio Cerulli Irelli
■Bari: Vincenzo Acquafredda
Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Biogen, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, Beiersdorf, Philips, Patrizia Pepe, Porsche, Golden Lady, Novartis AG, Unilever, 21st Century Fox, Sanofi, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, Converse, 3M Company, Wirtgen, Johnson & Johnson, Invista, Vileda, Freudenberg, Mionetto, Silca, Daimler.