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The firm

ICT Legal Consulting is an international law firm founded in 2011 with offices in Milan, Bologna, Rome and Amsterdam, and presence in nineteen other countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA).


The firm was established by Paolo Balboni and Luca Bolognini, who have successfully assembled a network of trusted, highly-skilled lawyers specialized in the fields of Information and Communication Technology, Privacy, Data Protection/Security and Intellectual Property Law.


Our professionals regularly advise multinational companies on legal and technical issues, offering a strategic and holistic approach. Our goal is to turn legal advice into a competitive advantage for our clients.

Our history

2011 ICT Legal Consulting is founded by Paolo Balboni and Luca Bolognini in Milan


2012 Inauguration of the Bologna office


2013 The Rome office is operational


2014 The international desk is established in Amsterdam


2015 Our services are offered in 21 countries across the globe


2016 the IT/Security practice is launched


2017 The new Milan office is operational


2018 Over 45 high-skilled professionals are active worldwide


ICT Legal Consulting relies on more than 45 high-skilled lawyers worldwide to carry out our clients’ daily operations. We are capable of scaling up anytime required. The core team consists of 25 selected professionals.

Founding Partners

Paolo Balboni

Founding Partner

Direttore dell’European Privacy Association, Cloud Computing Sector Director e Responsabile Affari Esteri dell’Istituto Italiano Privacy, Avvocato del Foro di Milano specializzato in Diritto delle nuove tecnologie e tutela dei dati personali.

Luca Bolognini

Founding Partner

Presidente dell’Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati (IIP) dal 2008. Avvocato del foro di Roma, ricopre il ruolo di ethics & privacy advisor per diversi progetti di ricerca europei. Docente in numerosi Master privacy universitari.


Luciana Di Vito

She provides legal advice concerning personal data protection, privacy, IT and in drafting business contract. Graduated cum laude in Law, she is a member of the Bologna Bar Association.

Francesca Fontana

Fellow of the European Privacy Association (EPA). IRCA Certified Lead Auditor BS ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and TÜV certified “Privacy Officer and Privacy Consultant”.

Nicola Franchetto

Data Protection Officer of ICT Legal Consulting. Computer Technical Expert, LL.M in IT & IP Law, member of the Verona Bar Association. ICT, Privacy & Data Protection expert.

Antonella Macinati

Lawyer with expertise in information and communication technology law. Currently, she provides legal advice to companies on EU data protection.

Vito Michele Pavese

Attorney at law specialized in ICT and commercial contracts. Working experience in China and USA. Master in Law and Technology at UC Berkeley School of Law.

Laura Senatore

Graduated cum laude and lawyer, she works with data protection matters providing legal advice to companies and participating to different European research projects.


Francesco Capparelli
Chief Cyber Security Advisor

Law Graduated – Auditor ISO/IEC 27001:2013 – Master degree in Cybersecurity (Security in Biometrics and AI); Master degree in Competition and Innovation Law (Big Data and Privacy).

Giuseppe Prò
Chief Cyber Security Advisor

Master in Computer Security. IT Security Researcher, Ethical Hacker (Vulnerability Assessment – Network, System and Web Application Penetration Test), Information Security Specialist.

Giampaolo Bella
Chief Cyber Security Advisor

Professor of Cybersecurity with a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and over twenty years’ experience on how to approach real-world security problems with logical rigour.

Simone Seminara
Cyber Security Advisor

Simone has been studying physics and computer system administration. He has specialized in the design and management of cyber security and personal data protection.

Alessandro Fratini
Cyber Security Advisor

Graduated from Sapienza University of Rome. Executive Master in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime at the Mands Business School (Rome).

Daniele Catteddu
Of Counsel – Cyber Security Advisor

Information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy evangelist with over 15 years of experience. Identifies technology trends, global policies and evolving social behaviour and their impact on information security.

Brian Honan
Of Counsel – Cyber Security Advisor

Highly experienced information security professional. Over his 25-year career, he has delivered information security projects and services to organisations from SMEs to multinationals.

Valerio De Feo
Senior Associate

Lawyer with experience in M&A, deals with privacy and B2B agreements. Winner of the Google Professional Scholarship for the LUISS Master in European Data Protection Law.

Federico Gatta
Senior Associate

Lawyer admitted to the Bologna Bar. Federico combines a high-profile experience in banking and corporate field with a great interest for new technologies law and privacy

Antonio Landi
Senior Associate

Advocate at the Milan Bar specializes in privacy and data protection, contracts, intellectual property, TMT and sports law. LL.M. in "Law of Internet Technology" at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.

Alessandra Sturabotti
Senior Associate

Master Degree in Law (Ferrara University), Master in ICT Law (Bologna University work experience as Information Compliance Intern, Data Protection Specialist Course.

Caroline Poerbodipoero- van Gisbergen
Senior Associate

Versatile professional with nearly 10 years expertise from large and well reputed law firms in Dutch Company Law and Bankruptcy Law. Significant corporate experience as Certified Data Protection Officer and Certified Compliance Professional.

Martim Taborda Barata
Senior Associate

Lawyer with expertise in IP and Data Protection Law, as well as Information and Communications Technology Law. LL.M. in Intellectual Property and Information Law from King’s College London. Member of the Portuguese Bar Association, Regional Council of Lisbon. Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon.

Davide Baldini

Graduated cum laude with a thesis on data protection. He has previous experience in data protection and IT contracts as legal counsel in a multinational company.

Anastasia Botsi

Anastasia is a Data Protection Officer (ECPC-B DPO) certified by the European Centre of Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) of
Maastricht University. She obtained a university degree on European Law and is fluent in English and Greek and has a good
knowledge of French.

Marco Emanuele Carpenelli

Graduated cum laude with a thesis on Civil Law about the DPO. Internship at the Italian Data Protection Authority - Public Administration, Healthcare and Research Sectors.

Raffaella Cesareo

Attorney at Law, with experience in international cooperation, provides advice on business contracts. Master in International Affairs at ISPI of Milan.

Davide Fioravanti

Graduated in law on March 2018 with a thesis on Information Law about the right to data portability. Internship at the Italian Data Protection Authority - Public Relation Office.

Sonia Intonti

Graduated in Trento with a thesis on the legal challenges related to AI and Smart Robotics. Later, she completed her training with software programming courses.

Alessandra Poggio

Legal consultant, Privacy and Data Protection specialist with experience in Corporate and Business Law. Passionate about IT Law and new technologies

Francesca Tugnoli

Civil law attorney, specialized in IT Law (PhD, University of Bologna). Expert in privacy and personal data protection and information security. He mostly deals with litigation-related issues.

Camilla Serraiotto

Lawyer of the Vicenza Bar, Research Doctor at the University of Trento. Ph.D Student at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and at Columbia University in NY. She provides advice on personal data protection, e-commerce, telematic and non-IT contracting.

Fatih Yavuzer

Lawyer admitted to the Istanbul Bar, provides legal consultancy services on compliance with the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law and the GDPR.

Kate Francis
Privacy, Ethics & Communication Specialist

Specialized in Privacy and Ethics Research, Development & Communications, MSc in Social Policy from the University of Amsterdam in 2012. Has worked between Rome and Milan in international law firms since 2014.

Nicola Bernardi
Of Counsel

President of Federprivacy. Creator of the Italian event Privacy Day Forum. Director of the Corriere della Privacy. Privacy and data protection consultant.

Luca Romanò
Of Counsel

Lawyer with judicial and extrajudicial experience telecommunications law, in social security matters, certification systems, health and safety at work and the environment.

Luciana Grieco
Of Counsel

Attorney specialized in litigation and ADR. She practices principally labour law, private, commercial and societary law. She deals with administrative law as well.

Gabriele Michelucci
Of Counsel

Provides legal advice to multinational companies, in Italy and abroad, mainly concerning data protection law and prize contest regulation.

Giuliana Migliorati
Of Counsel

Member of the Milan Bar Association since 2008. She works as Privacy Officer and DPO for leading companies in the fields of digital law and online communication.

Claudio Partesotti
Of Counsel

He provides legal assistance and advice mainly in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Media & Entertainment Law, Advertising Law, Commercial contracts Law, Consumer and Trade Law.

Enrico Pelino
Of Counsel

Civil law attorney, specialized in IT Law (PhD, University of Bologna). Expert in privacy and personal data protection and information security. He mostly deals with litigation-related issues.

Francesco Torlontano
Of Counsel

Qualified lawyer admitted to the Bologna Bar Association. Specialized in ICT Law, privacy and data protection. Master in ICT Law at the University of Bologna (Italy). He speaks fluent Italian and English.

Rosaria Barbagallo
Finance and Administration Manager

She has a Master Degree in Marketing and Communication and working experience in international companies. She deals with Administration and Event planning. She is responsible for the accounting of the firm.

Francesca Faccilongo
Administration Officer and Communication Assistant

She has an international working experience and speaks several languages. Francesca deals with administrative and communication work for the benefit of the entire network of collaborators.

Juliette Delavigne

Graduated in Communication at ISCOM in Paris, she assists ICTLC team by scheduling meetings and conference-calls, arranging travels and carrying out administrative support.

Geny Li
Finance and Administration Director

Born in Brazil to Taiwanese parents and with a degree in communication at ESPM of São Paulo, she manages the administrative and financial activities of all ICTLC offices.

Chantal Panday
Finance & Operations Manager

Chantal oversees all finance, strategic planning, resource management and administrative activities. She is responsible for
the day-to-day operation and helps develop and implement its vision and strategies.

Emanuele Patton
Business Strategist

International working experience (Italy, Holland and Denmark). He manages the most complicated projects in order to ensure correct and timely execution.