Partner

Aurelio
Richichi

Office

Rome and Milan

Languages

English

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Professional activity

Right from the start of his professional career in 2000, Aurelio has dealt both in and out of court with copyright and intellectual property law matters, which have also included issues concerning new technologies.

He has acquired a consolidated experience in legal proceedings brought before the specialised sections, as well as in proceedings brought before the Italian Supreme Court. Ha has many years of experience in dealing with disputes in the fields of software, trade secrets, trademarks and brands, copyright, design and unfair competition, which often have a transnational aspect, and which require dealing with complex issues of jurisdiction and applicable law.

In the context of assistance provided out of court, he regularly drafts and negotiates typical or non-typical contractual agreements both at national and international levels, such as, for example, assignments, licenses, distribution agreements, coexistence agreements, non-competition agreements, technology transfer agreements, research and development agreements, confidentiality agreements, franchising agreements, merchandising agreements, joint venture agreements, co-marketing and co-branding agreements, subcontracts, procurement agreements outsourcing works and services in high-tech and highly specialised sectors, system integration and “cloud” service agreements (i.e. IaaS, Paas, SaaS) .

He also provides assistance in relation to advertising law (e.g. sponsorship agreements, media buying agreements, the making of advertising campaigns, testimonials).

He is a founding partner of GR Legal.

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Training , career and professional qualifications

Following his graduation from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1995, he obtained an LL.M from King’s College, London in 2000.

Subsequently, he worked in Milan at the intellectual property department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and in Rome at the law firm Barzanò & Zanardo, taking part, among other things, in its start up phase.
He has been registered with the Bar Association of Rome since being called in 1998 and to the “Law Society of England and Wales” (as a Solicitor) since his enrolment in 2002.

He has had rights of audience before the Italian Supreme Court since 2011.

He founded the Law Firm R&R Avvocati in 2013, which later merged into GR Legal.

Associations, teaching activities, publications, awards

He is an author of numerous articles published both in Italian and in English in various trade magazines such as “World Internet Law Reports” and “Industrial Law”.

He provided contributions to Professor Adrian Sterling (Queen Mary and Westfield College, London) in connection with the drafting of the book “World Copyright Law”, exploring some issues relating to Italian law.

He is a member of ALAI (Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale) Italy, the British Italian Law Association and LES Italy.