We are happy to announce the addition of intellectual property expert Pierluigi De Palma and his team into our Media and Entertainment department. Joining Pierluigi are lawyers Allegra Bonomo, as Partner, and Mario Barbera, as Associate.
Pierluigi De Palma is one of Italy's leading experts in intellectual property law in the entertainment sector (music, film, television, radio and television formats, photography, visual arts, theatre). He has such a deep knowledge of the music industry and often acts for important companies and major artists, nationally and internationally, in the space.
"Ontier is rightly considered among the most innovative law firms in Europe. For this reason, we want to build a team that is not only able to be a leader in Italy and abroad in legal services dedicated to the music industry and entertainment in general, but that is also capable of assisting our current and future clients in the face of the challenges and opportunities offered by the continuous technological evolution applied to the cultural industry," says Pierluigi De Palma.
According to Luca Pardo, founding partner of Ontier Italia and Europe Regional Managing Partner of the Firm, "the dream of establishing a centre of excellence and reference, with professionals who are perfectly familiar with the law and also with the dynamics of the market of music, art, television production, and artistic management, sectors with an ever-increasing need for transversal skills and strongly interested in technological innovation, has come true. Welcome Pierluigi, Allegra and Mario!".
About Ontier Italia
With offices in Rome and Milan, the team is made up of more than 30 professionals skilled in civil, corporate and commercial law, administrative and energy law, IP and IT, EU law, Real Estate and Compliance. Of particular note is their expertise and track record in the TMT space, especially with regards to disruptive tech including blockchain, smart contracts, NFT, AI and cryptoassets.