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, 2015 and 2016 and the 'TMT lawyer of the year' at the Top Legal Awards 2012 and Legalcommunity Awards in 2015. Marco was also listed as one of the 50 most influential lawyers in Italy in 2015 by the legal magazine Legalcommunity.
According to sources, he has "top technical abilities and perfect business understanding. He is highly regarded by clients for his competence and can-do attitude. He often goes beyond the limits of his role."
"He knows the matter and the IT world with its dynamics very well. He's very close to the corporate reality" a client states.
Areas of Focus
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 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.
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 luxury companies on the compliance with Italian law regulation requirements for the distribution of their products.
Marco Berliri and his team are ranked in Band 1
Chambers and Partners, Legal500 EMEA and Top Legal
Best Italian IT Lawyer
ILO Client Choice
Italian TMT team, led by Marco Berliri, won the "Best team of the year" in New Media
TopLegal Industry Awards 2016
Italian TMT team, led by Marco Berliri, won the Top Legal Awards
Recognized as leading lawyer in TMT
Who's Who Legal
Best TMT Lawyer of the Year
TopLegal Awards 2012 and Legalcommunity Awards 2015
In addition to his thorough knowledge and experience, his legal advice also reflects a good understanding of the client's business.
ILO Client Choice