Firm profile submitted by LGV Avvocati
Managing Partners: Simona Lavagnini, Luigi Goglia
Number of partners: 3 Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
LGV Avvocati is an independent law firm founded in 2003 in Milan (Italy). LGV specialises in IP and business law and has a large client base, both domestic and foreign. The firm has acquired considerable wide-ranging legal experience, principally in respect of innovative business ventures. LGV values a dynamic and international professional team environment and has created a department specifically focused on the Korean market, in addition to a business desk dealing with Germany and other German-speaking countries. Moreover, LGV is a firm accustomed to managing cases of a transnational nature. In litigation LGV offers an unrivalled competence, acquired over the years in relation to enforcement programmes concerning both national and international profiles.
PRACTICE AREASIntellectual Property, Media & Entertainment
IT, Internet & E-commerce
Privacy & Cyber Security
Corporate & Business
Competition & Antitrust
Litigation & Arbitration
Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment:
LGV is one of the very few Italian law firms able to provide assistance of the highest level in all fields of industrial and intellectual property, including copyright (with particular focus on its application to new technologies), trademarks, patents, design and know-how. LGV assists its national and international clients in each phase of the existence of their intangible property, from the creation and development of the goods, to their enhancement (also from an economic perspective) and their defence before all competent bodies.
IT, Internet & E-Commerce:
LGV deals intensively with IT, managing leading cases concerned with both the defense of rights owners (in peer to peer networks, linking, etc.), as well as users rights (search engine, telecoms, etc.). LGV has also acquired significant experience in privacy and data processing, contracts for the management of different activities provided via the internet (both B2B and B2C), information contained on websites and contracts / informative notes for clients and / or third parties (IP profiles and consumer protection).
Corporate & Business:
LGV provides on-going assistance to corporations, particularly those operating in the technology sector. The firm deals with all matters concerning the establishment of a corporation (bylaws, shareholder agreements) and the opening of Italian branches. LGV also assists in M&A (from due diligence activities, to contractual arrangements, and post-closing assistance). The firm also has experience in providing its clients with assistance for the development and better management of international businesses.
Advertising & Marketing:
LGV provides its clients with assistance in all relevant phases of advertising and marketing activities, from the clearance of the initiative (whether an advertisement, or commercial information, press releases, etc.) to contentious activities, before all competent authorities (civil courts, Antitrust Authority, Giurì).
Competition & Antitrust:
LGV assists in the valorisation and defence of any immaterial asset, which may be valuable for the business albeit not protected by industrial or intellectual property rights (ideas, commercial processes, etc.). LGV has also acquired extensive experience in relation to matters such as slavish imitation, commercial slander, misappropriation, sale at a loss, diversion of employees, boycott, parasitic competition, antitrust matters and others.
Litigation & Arbitration:
LGV boasts of a specific and well-established experience in litigation, including especially interim measures of all kinds, to provide clients with quick solutions for their business. LGV also has experience in the management of cross-border litigation and relies, both within Italy and abroad, on a network of legal and technical experts who collaborate and support the firm, and who conform to pre-established criteria for reporting, activity management, and invoicing, thus guaranteeing the supervision of all relevant activities.
Due to inclusion of mother-tongue professionals and the fact that several of them have followed academic and professional itineraries in Germanspeaking countries, LGV has a relevant number of clients in German-speaking regions, including companies ranging from the mechanical field to the chemical and electronic sectors. The firm also offers assistance in relation to issues involving Germany, as a result of the services performed by one of the lawyers at LGV who is admitted to the bar in that country.
Privacy & Cyber Security:
Privacy is an area of law and commerce that is now more than ever of increasing importance for market operators, also in light of EU Regulation 2016/679. LGV has for a long time assisted its clients in the fields of regulation of data processing. In particular, the firm has extensive experience in due diligences aimed at assessing and ensuring technical and legal compliance on part of the client, providing advice accordingly and managing security matters of companies from a contractual and regulatory standpoint. LGV carries out such activities also with the collaboration of IT companies which ensures that clients receive both legal and technical assistance that is tailor made to their needs.