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Alberto Bellan

Senior Associate

Alberto Bellan

In a world where borders between physical markets and the internet economy are vanishing, Alberto Bellan couples solid and passionate skills in traditional IP with a deep understanding of TMT law. Alberto loves writing, speaking, and blogging about how IP and the internet can make our world a nicer place -- and why we all should care of that. 

Alberto is an associate in our IP & TMT Group in Milan, where he focuses on intellectual property and information technology. Alberto brings extensive experience in on-line copyright and trademarks, new media, and internet law, both commercial and litigation. 

Alberto graduated cum Laude at University of Trieste, Italy, in 2007. In 2013, Alberto obtained an LLM in IP & E-Commerce Law from Queen Mary, University of London. Alberto is currently collaborating with the University of Milan, where he is finalizing a thesis on linking and IP as a PhD candidate. 

He is also enrolled as a regular lecturer in annual courses dedicated to start-uppers and innovators. Alberto is part of Milan Bar Association since 2010.

Alberto joined Hogan Lovells Milan in 2009. Alberto works both with the TMT and the IP Groups. He deals with litigations and commercial concerning traditional soft IP, on-line copyright and trade mark, internet service provider liability, e-commerce, and data protection.

Representative Experience

Advising ISPs and pharmaceutical companies in Italian Data Protection Law, e.g. right to be forgotten, compliance, and data breach matters.

Assisting a major chemical company in proceedings against competitors for infringement of Italian and European Law in the field of bioplastics.

Education and admissions


  • Master course in Intellectual Property on Asian Markets, Tongji University, 2009
  • Law Degree, Università degli Studi di Trieste, 2007
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