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Marco Berliri

Partner
Rome

Marco Berliri

Marco is one of the most well-known lawyers in Italy in the areas of TMT, commercial law and Information Technology. He has worked in this field for over 15 years and is one of the pioneers in the legal arena on Internet related issues in Italy. He advises many of the most important international players of the new economy with passion and dedication and is well known for his commercial and business oriented approach. Marco is a partner in our Rome office and is the head of the Technology, Media and Communications and Commercial Group in Italy.

Marco has a significant knowledge in information technology, including e-commerce, outsourcing, ISP's liability and data protection. He also has great experience in the commercial law field, including outsourcing, distribution, sponsorship, and general trading arrangements. Marco has worked both in Italy and in the United States, where he also received an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University in Washington DC.

He represents the most significant players in the TMT industry on a variety of legal issues and has received a number of awards and acknowledgements from the industry publications and is consistently ranked in the first tier by all legal directories in the TMT area. In particular, since 2010, he is ranked in Band 1 by Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers and Partners and was listed as Star Individual in Chambers Europe 2015. Marco has been awarded the 'ILO Client Choice Award' for Information Technology in Italy in 2011, 2012, 2013 2014, and 2015, and the 'TMT lawyer of the year' at the Top Legal Awards 2013 and Legal Community Awards in 2015. Marco was also listed as one of the 50 most influential lawyers in Italy in 2015 by the legal magazine Legal Community.

Marco is smart and practical in his advice and will take on anything thrown his way from handling media strategy and inquiries to delving into new and unsettled aspects of law.

Representative Experience

Assistance to eBay group on e-commerce, privacy, consumer protection issues.

Assistance to social media and video sharing platforms in relation to ISP's liability and data protection.

Assistance to sharing economy players inclusing Airbnb, Waze and Blabacar on a variety of legal issues posed by the new approach.

Assistance to a number of e-commerce platform in relation to consumers' protection, unfair commercial practices, and doing business online in Italy.

Assistance to multinational companies in the structuring and review of their trading and distribution arrangements in Italy.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Law Degree "La Sapienza", University of Rome
  • LL.M., Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

2013

Chambers Europe: Marco Berliri remains one of the market's foremost lawyers in the field. One source enthuses: 'He is simply outstanding. I needed practical advice and brevity, and I got it from Berliri. He is also extremely knowledgeable about what is going on in Italy and the rest of Europe'.

2014

Marco systematically helps us to find solutions; but most importantly, he has the courage to take a position. This is invaluable and is why I consider Marco to be real partner.

ILO Client Choice

2014

Marco Berliri won the Award as Best Italian IT Lawyer by ILO Client Choice in 2011-2012-2013-2014.

2014

Led by Marco Berliri, won the Top Legal Awards

Italian TMT team

2012

Marco Berliri won the award as Best Italian TMT Lawyer by Top Legal 2012. He has achieved strategic successes, which turned into key innovative precedents in the Italian legal system.

2014

Chambers Europe: Marco Berliri is one of the most renowned figures in the market, with a particular focus on data protection and e-commerce. One market observer asserts: 'He is one of the top lawyers in the e-commerce sector. He has incredible expertise in this area and a very good knowledge of the regulators, so he can anticipate issues and provide creative solutions.'

2012-2014

Recognized as leading lawyer in TMT

Who's Who Legal

 

Marco Berliri and his team are ranked in band 1

Chambers, Legal500 and Top Legal

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