Marco Berliri

Marco Berliri

Partner, Rome

Email marco.berliri@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +39 06 6758231

Fax +39 06 6758 23 23

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate

"He has top technical capabilities and perfect business understanding, and is highly regarded by all of his clients for his can-do attitude. Marco is always calm and relaxed."

Chambers Europe 2018

Marco Berliri is one of the most well-known lawyers in Italy in the areas of commercial law and Information Technology. He has worked in this field for almost 20 years and is one of the pioneers in the legal arena on new technologies and e-commerce 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 received a number of awards and acknowledgements from the industry publications and is consistently ranked in the first tier by all legal directories. In particular, since 2010 he is ranked in Band 1 by Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers and Partners and is listed as Star Individual in Chambers Europe 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Marco has been awarded with the "ILO Client Choice Award" for Information Technology in Italy every year from 2011 to 2018, and as "TMT lawyer of the year" by Top Legal in 2012 and 2018 and Legalcommunity in 2015. Marco was also listed as one of the 50 most influential lawyers in Italy in 2014 and 2015 by the legal magazine Legalcommunity.

Awards and recognitions

Marco Berliri and his team are ranked in Band 1
Chambers and Partners, Legal500 EMEA and Top Legal

2011-2018

Best Italian IT Lawyer
ILO Client Choice

2016

Italian TMT team, led by Marco Berliri, won the "Best team of the year" in New Media
TopLegal Industry Awards 2016

2014

Italian TMT team, led by Marco Berliri, won the Top Legal Awards

2012-2016

Recognized as leading lawyer in TMT
Who's Who Legal

Best TMT Lawyer of the Year
TopLegal Awards 2012 and Legalcommunity Awards 2015

2014

In addition to his thorough knowledge and experience, his legal advice also reflects a good understanding of the client's business.
ILO Client Choice

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'.

Education and admissions

Education

Law Degree "La Sapienza", University of Rome

LL.M., Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Memberships

Italian Bar Association

Related Knowledge

Internet of Things

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 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.

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