Our team

Our team

Admitted to practice in Italy.

Co-founding and managing partner.

[email protected]

J.D. – Milan National University “Statale” (2007), Italy.
Visiting Scholar – Seoul National University (2008), South Korea.
Milan Bar Association (2010).
Languages: Korean and Italian (bilingual), English.

Practice Areas:
Corporate law/M&A, protection of investments, commercial, real estate and employment law.
Litigation, transactional and advisory. Energy, fashion, real estate, digital entertainment and technology.

Career:
Ju Yeon is a Korean citizen educated in Italy, where she obtained her J.D.. She is bilingual (Korean, Italian), which is a unique trait amongst Italian qualified legal professionals that has enabled her to provide effective legal assistance to Korean companies doing business with Italian partners. Ju Yeon has 10+ years of experience in legal practice, gained whilst working at leading international law firms in Italy. Prior to joining Insight as founding and managing partner, Ju Yeon headed the commercial law department, as well the Korean desk, of an Italian independent law firm.

During her professional career Ju Yeon has managed and coordinated M&A and joint venture transactions projects and assisted leading multinational Korean companies in connection with their investments in Italy and other European countries. Ju Yeon’s experience covers a variety of industries but her practice has a specific focus on the (green) energy, fashion and technology industries. Ju Yeon’s clients include Korean commercial as well as diplomatic organizations.

A key driver that led Ju Yeon to start Insight in February 2018 was her desire to assist South Korean companies in their investments in Italy and Europe. Ju Yeon helps her Korean clients understand the Italian and European markets and legislation and develop business strategies that best suit their commercial goals.

Admitted to practice in Italy.

Co-founding partner.

[email protected]

J.D. – Naples National University “Federico II”(2009), Italy.
Erasmus program – University of Cantabria, Spain.
PG.D. EU Law (Jean Monnet) – University of Cantabria (2008), Spain.
General course on intellectual property – WIPO (2016).
Milan Bar Association (2012).
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English, Spanish.

Practice Areas:
Intellectual property law (including trademarks, patents, designs, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, antitrust and advertising laws).
Litigation, transactional and advisory. Fashion, technology, digital entertainment.

Career:
Alessandro has extensive experience in legal practice, during which period he worked at leading international intellectual property firms, prior to joining Insight as one of its founding partners.

Alessandro’s experience in the field of intellectual property litigation encompasses cases dealing with the validity and infringement of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyright and moral rights, design rights, trade secrets and unfair competition. Throughout his career he has represented national and international clients operating in the technology, innovation and fashion industries that required protection for their intellectual and industrial property rights.

Having started his career as an IP litigator, over the years Alessandro has also gained significant experience in connection with the drafting and negotiation of license agreements, franchising agreements, merchandising agreements and agreements for the transfer of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyright, design and patent rights in a wide range of industries ranging from technology to fashion and entertainment.
Alessandro regularly assists clients with the filing, prosecution and registration of trademarks and design, including their representation in the context of opposition and nullity proceedings before Italian and European intellectual property offices.

Admitted to practice in Italy and the UK.

Partner, head of interactive entertainment & technology.

[email protected]

PG.D., EU Anti-trust/Competition Law – King’s College of London (2011), UK.
LL.M., International, European and comparative intellectual property law – Queen Mary University of London (2007), UK.
PG.D., International Trade Law – International University of Turin (2002), Italy.
J.D. (cum laude) – University of Bologna, Italy (1999).
Milan Bar Association (2004).
Solicitor of England & Wales (2010).
Member of the Video Game Bar Association (2018).
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English.

Practice Areas:
Intellectual property law (including trademark, copyright, design, patent, trade secrets, unfair competition, advertising & marketing law), information technology law (including data protection, ecommerce/platform liability law), consumers law, antitrust/competition law, general commercial law; new-OTT media regulations. Transactional and advisory. Video games & esports, digital entertainment, technology.

Career:
Andrea is a dual qualified (Italy; UK) all-round commercial/intellectual property and information technology lawyer. Since joining the London-based international legal and business affairs team of US video game publisher Activision Blizzard in 2008, Andrea’s practice has been focusing on assisting international video game and interactive entertainment players, ranging from digital entertainment content providers to console/OTT platforms making available such content to EU based consumers. Andrea has practiced as an international digital entertainment lawyer both in Italy and the UK and combines private practice training and experience, which includes experience as a partner at an international law firm where he led the Italy’s TMT practice, with almost a decade of experience as in-house counsel working for major key players in the interactive entertainment industries.

During his career Andrea has worked on a great variety of legal and business matters relating to the making, acquisition, marketing and monetization of some of the most successful video game titles and franchises of all time, and has handled the setting up, acquisition, sale and closing down of game development studios and publishing units in key jurisdictions including the UK, China, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, the Russian Federation, India, Mexico and Brazil. Andrea has assisted or is currently assisting, acting as their outsourced general counsel for Italy (with his own team), key players in the video game industries.

In addition to practicing law, Andrea teaches video game and interactive entertainment law to LL.M. students of Queen Mary University of London and regularly speaks at international conferences on the law and business of video games. Andrea serves also on the Editorial Board of the Interactive Entertainment Law Review published by international publishing house Edward Elgar and is also a member of the Video Game Bar Association.

Admitted to practice in Italy.

Of Counsel.

[email protected]

Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.
J.D. – LUISS Guido Carli Rome, Italy (2002).
Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium, Queen Mary University of London (2003).
LL.M., Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary University of London (2004).
PhD, Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary University of London (2011).

Organiser of the international series of conferences ‘More than Just a Game’ held yearly in London, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Maastricht, Munich and Milan www.mtjg.co.uk (since 2015).
Editor-in-Chief, Interactive Entertainment Law Review, Edward Elgar (since 2017).
Course Convenor, WIPO/BCC/CCLS Training Course on Copyright and Related Rights (since 2014).
Member, Copyright Advisory Panel, UK Intellectual Property Office (since 2018).
Executive Committee Member, British Literary & Artistic Copyright Association (since 2010).
Independent Expert, British Copyright Council – Copyright & Technology Working Group (since 2013).
Member, UKIE – the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry (since 2014).
Member, Video Game Bar Association (since 2016).
Member, Society of Legal Scholars (since 2011).
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (since 2015).
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English.

Practice Areas:
Intellectual property (including copyright, trademarks, patents, design, know how, unfair competition, advertising); video game/interactive entertainment, digital media and technology; information technology (including data protection, ecommerce / platform liability).

Career:
Gaetano moved to London in 2002 to specialise in intellectual property with a specific focus on copyright and its relationship with new technologies and after the PhD obtained a lectureship at QMUL where he still is senior lecturer in international Intellectual Property Law, deputy director of the Intellectual property Institute (QMIPRI) and teaches Interactive Entertainment Law, International and Comparative Law of Copyright and Related Rights; Global Intellectual Property Law and Art and Intellectual Property Law for the LL.M program in London and in Paris.
In 2014 he launched what was probably the first postgraduate law course in Interactive Entertainment Law in Europe, in 2015 in order to build bridges between academia, the legal profession, and the Games and Interactive Entertainment industries, he launched MTJG a unique international series of academic-led conferences on Games and Interactive Entertainment Law. In 2017 he created the Interactive Entertainment Law Review, published by Edward Elgar which was launched the following year.
He speaks regularly at international conference on Games, Interactive Entertainment, and Intellectual Property Law.

Selected publications:
• Networking Technologies and the Future of Copyright: How Technology
Changed, and Should Change, the Law, Edward Elgar. Forthcoming, 2019.
• ‘Networking Technologies’ in G. Dutfield, U. Suthersanen, Global Intellectual
Property Law, 2nd edition, Edward Elgar. Forthcoming, 2019.
• G. Dimita & R. Nurullaev, ‘The failure of the Russian global license proposal and
the future of alternative remuneration systems’, Computer Law & Security
Review, In Press. Forthcoming 2019.
• ‘The Wipo Making-Available Right’ in P. Torremans, Research Handbook on
Copyright Law Second edition, Edward Elgar, 2017.
• The Business of Being an Author: a Survey on Author’s Earnings and Contracts,
ALCS 2014 (Co-author with J. Gibson and P. Johnson).

Admitted to practice in Italy.

Senior associate.

[email protected]

J.D. – University of Calabria (2010), Italy.
Erasmus program – University of Valencia, Spain.
Assistant at the chair of Legal information technology – University “Insubria” of
Como and Varese (from 2014), Italy.
Milan Bar Association (2014).
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English, Spanish.

Practice Areas:
Criminal Law, Information Technology, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, antitrust and advertising laws.
Litigation, transactional and advisory. Fashion, technology, digital entertainment.

Career:
Matteo has developed his skills by collaborating with the main Italian and international law firms and assisting, during his professional career, the world’s important technology companies.

Matteo’s experience in the field of criminal law disputes and IT Law includes all cases foreseen by the Italian Penal Code, among which, in particular: fraud, substitution of person, stalking, illegal processing of personal data, homicide and manslaughter, injuries and negligent injury, professional responsibility of the surgeon and all other crime figures that may be committed through the use of a personal computer.

Matteo deals with disputes in both judicial and out-of-court matters and, over the years, he has also gained significant experience in the field of Data Protection and privacy (GDPR), Cyber security and digital forensics, Crisis and online reputation management. Matteo assists and represents clients in the courts throughout Italy and also advises in the context of the execution of prison sentences.

Admitted to practice in Italy.

Associate.

[email protected]

J.D. (cum laude) – University of Siena (2013), Italy.
LL.M., Intellectual Property – Wipo & University of Turin (2017).
Member of Women in Games (2019).
Master Esports – LUM School of Management (2019), Italy.
Member of the Italian Bar Association (2016).
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English.

Practice Areas:
Intellectual property law (including trademark, copyright, design, patent, trade secrets, unfair competition, advertising & marketing law); information technology law (including ecommerce/platform liability law, cybersecurity, data protection); consumers law; general commercial law; new-OTT media regulations; videogames regulation; esports regulation; gambling regulation.

Career:
Nicoletta is a lawyer specialized in IP and IT. Prior to joining Insight as an associate, Nicoletta has worked in-house for an international TV broadcaster, focusing on content protection, ISP platform’s liability and cybersecurity. After that she worked within the digital business sector of an International law firm with Andrea Rizzi and then followed Andrea when he joined Insight.

As a digital business lawyer, Nicoletta focuses on OTT platform’s liability & regulation, including e-commerce compliance, advertising, audiovisual content regulation, data protection as well as B2B and B2C agreements. Her most current interests lie in the laws & regulations of esports and gambling.

Junior associate.

[email protected]

Law LL.B. Hons – University of Lancaster (2012), UK.
LL.M. (Distinction), Intellectual Property Law – Queen Mary, University of London (2015), UK.
J.D. – Milan National University “Statale” (2019), Italy.
Languages: Italian and English (bilingual).

Practice Areas:
Corporate and commercial, M&A, protection of investments. Intellectual property, technology and digital entertainment. Litigation, transactional and advisory.

Career:
Liam is a British-Italian legal professional based in Milan, Italy. He is bilingual (Italian, English). Liam received his legal education from British and Italian universities, which enables him to confidently handle both common law and civil law assignments.

Since entering practice Liam has developed a dual expertise in corporate law and intellectual property law. In particular, he has acquired significant experience advising on business transactions and has played key roles in assisting international foreign clients in negotiations with Italian contractual parties and public bodies.

In parallel, he has also assisted Italian and international clients for the protection of their intellectual property assets by providing them with consultancy as well as assistance in representation and defense in the course of litigation. Liam combines his international legal knowledge with his cultural sensitivity in order to help non-Italian clients accomplish their business objectives in Italy and across Europe.

Junior Associate.

[email protected]

J.D. – Catholic University of Milan (2015), Italy.
Languages: Italian (mother tongue) and English.

Practice Areas:
Privacy & Data Protection, intellectual property law, copyright, consumer law, digital entertainment & information technology.
Litigation, transactional and advisory.

Career:
Nicolò graduated in law with a thesis on intellectual property law (specifically models and design) and subsequently worked for Italian law firms developing a deep knowledge of Privacy & Data Protection laws.

He advises and assists companies in relation to the fulfillment of the mandatory obligations provided for by the applicable privacy laws (e.g. drafting of the Data Protection Impact Assessment – DPIA, identification and appointment of DPO, etc.) as well as with respect to compliance with Regulation 679/2016 (“GDPR”) and the Privacy Code, the definition of privacy organizational charts and the drafting of legally required privacy documents (in particular Information notices, Privacy and Cookie Policies for websites, Data Transfer Agreements, data flow to external subjects, such as data controllers, etc.).

As part of his professional experience Nicolò has also advised an Italian healthcare leading group in relation to its GDPR compliance and contributed to the development of a European project aimed at improving the knowledge of privacy laws applicable to Cloud Computing in the EU market.
He has also performed several due diligence activities, also involving privacy matters, both in relation to M&A transactions and company quotas.

He has participated as a speaker in privacy training courses for Italian and international companies.

Finally, he is co-author of two privacy commentaries on EU Regulation 679/2016.

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer.

[email protected]

Languages: Korean and Italian (bilingual), English.

Practice Areas:
Intellectual property, business and interactive software anti-piracy, brand protection, business & marketing development, social media, B2B / B2C e-commerce, digital entertainment and esports.

Career:
Aron started his professional career in 2002 in the Legal & Corporate Affairs department of Microsoft dealing with anti-piracy, anti-counterfeiting and enforcement, both in civil and criminal matters, for the Italian and Western Europe territory. Thanks to the experiences achieved during this period, in 2008 Aron was appointed Anti-Piracy Manager for the Italian Video Games Developers’ and Publishers’ Association (AESVI) – where he developed and implemented the intellectual property rights enforcement program for its members.

Afterwards, he joined the anti-piracy and business unit of the Italian Music Industry Federation (FIMI) where he continued dealing with business and interactive software anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting, as well as brand protection. On this latter, he managed brand protection operations and anti-piracy services for international companies operating in the fashion, luxury, digital entertainment and broadcasting sectors. Over time he has developed a deep knowledge of US, European and Asian B2B and B2C, social and e-commerce platforms, with a particular focus on platforms based in China, Japan and South Korea.

Thanks to his institutional, business and commercial cross-background he was appointed as Head of Team of the European business unit of a Korean pharmaceutical corporation where he was responsible for the planning and development of marketing and business strategies for Europe and Asia, coordinating R&D of products for the Italian and Asian market, and supporting legal and regulatory activities (Italy and China) for the company headquarters.

His passion for video games and competitive gaming brought him back in the interactive entertainment world, where he is focused on video games development and esports.