The Associates

The Finocchiaro Law Firm collaborates with a selected group of professionals, specialised in different branches of Private Law, Computer Law and Internet Law, under the supervision of Professor Giusella Finocchiaro.

  • Alessandro Candini

    Alessandro Candini, lawyer of the Bar of Bologna, graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Law in Bologna in 2007. He improved his legal training at the School of Notary Rolandino Passeggeri of Bologna and at the legal training school “Civil Law “of Milan, obtaining the qualification of lawyer in 2009.
    He deals with Civil Law and he is specialised in Computer Law, Data Protection Law and Antimoney Laundering Law.
    He has several teaching assignments in the context of masters and post-graduate training courses and writes on several legal periodical, including Il Sole 24 Ore.

    Curriculum

    For many years now, he lectures at conferences and professional specialisation courses at the Bologna Business School University, at the Post-graduate School of Studies in Administration of Bologna (S.P.I.S.A) and training courses at several Councils of Bar Association, Civil Chambers and Fondazione Forense Bolognese.
    He is author of several papers and articles for the section “Norms and Taxes” of “Il Sole 24 Ore” and in the following monographs: L’usufrutto di partecipazioni sociali, in Trattato di Società di Persone, F. Preite, Carlo A. Busi (edited by), Utet, 2015; Commentario al Regolamento e-IDAS n. 910/2014, G. Finocchiaro and F. Delfini (edited by), Giappichelli, 2017; Il nuovo regolamento europeo sulla privacy e sulla protezione dei dati, G. Finocchiaro (edited by), Zanichelli, 2017.
    His English is at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference standards. His French is at the B2 level of the same standards.


  • Matilde Ratti

    Researcher in Private Law at the University of Bologna and contract Professor in the Course of Computer Law at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Bologna – IT for Management.
    She is lecturer at the Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore, at the Bologna Business School University and at the Post-graduate School of Studies in Public Administration in Bologna (S.P.I.S.A).
    In 2017 she obtained a PhD in Civil Law at the University of Bologna with a dissertation on contractual issues (confirmation deposit and penalty clause) and she has been research fellow at the University of Bologna on the new General Data Protection Regulation.
    Spoken languages: Italian, English, French.

    Curriculum

    Graduated cum laude at the University of Bologna, she has worked with UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) in Wien and with the Secretariat on Industry of the Republic of San Marino for the drafting of the Law of San Marino of 29 May 2013, n. 58 on the use of electronic communications in the context of e-Commerce.
    During her PhD she collaborated with the European University of Rome with a scholarship on the issue of dematerialisation and online protection of rights.
    She spent several study periods abroad in Paris (at the Sorbonne University), in Wien (at the United Nations) and in Hobart (at the Rosny College).
    She is a member of the scientific committee of the periodical “Diritto mercato e tecnologia” and “Rivista di diritto sportivo”.
    She is scientific co-ordinator of the course “Value of the PA – The digitalisation of the administrative action: rules and management models”.
    She is a lecturer in national and international conferences and in master and professional post-graduate courses, including the Masters of Business School of Il Sole 24 Ore, of Bologna Business School, of the post-graduate School of Studies in Administration of Bologna (S.P.I.S.A) and of the training courses of Fondazione Forense Bolognese.
    She is author of an English monograph entitled “Enabling electronic commerce” and of several papers on Internet Law and data protection issues.
  • Maria Chiara Meneghetti

    Graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum with a final dissertation entitled “The legal protection of software: a European perspective”, that follows the European debate on the legal protection of computer programs.
    The project has been partly developed abroad, during a research period at the Queen Mary University of London.

    Curriculum

    Since 2015, she works at the Finocchiaro Law Firm where she has specialised in the areas of Privacy and Data Protection Law and Law of the New Technologies.
    In 2017 she did a traineeship at the European Data Protection Supervisor, in Brussels.
    Her English is at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference standards. Her German is at the B1 level of the same standards.
    She collaborated to the publication of several articles for “Il Sole – 24 Ore” and other periodicals. Among her main publications:
    Trasferimento di dati personali in paesi terzi e organizzazioni internazionali, in Il nuovo Regolamento europeo sulla privacy e sulla protezione dei dati personali, Finocchiaro (edited by), Zanichelli, Bologna, 2017; Articolo 3 – Definizioni, with Greco, in Identificazione elettronica e servizi fiduciari per le transazioni elettroniche nel mercato interno, commento al regolamento UE 910/2014, Delfini – Finocchiaro (edited by), Giappichelli, Torino, 2017.


  • Laura Greco

    Graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum with a final dissertation entitled: “Civil and tax-related aspects of the on line contract. An analysis on the eBay case”.
    Since 2015 she works with the Finocchiaro Law Firm, where she has specialised in Internet and New Technology Law, studying specific fields such as data protection law, electronic document and signatures, e-Health, intellectual property and e-Commerce.
    Curriculum

    She took part to several research projects concerning data protection issues at the Free University of Bozen, which include studies on juridical aspects of cloud computing (“Trusted Cloud Computing for Europe 2020”) and investigation on aspects related to the trasnational transfer of personal data (“Data protection in the context of economic relationships: current state and future outlook”).
    At the moment she is research fellow at Polytechnic of Turin where cooperates with the PoliTo Law & Technology Research Group.
    Her English level is at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference standards. Her German and Spanish are at the B2 level of the same standards.
    In addition to several articles for the periodical “Sole 24 Ore”, her most relevant publications are:

    1. I ruoli: titolare e responsabile, in Finocchiaro (edited by), Il nuovo regolamento europeo sulla privacy e sulla protezione dei dati personali, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2017 [ISBN 978-88-08-52105-7]
    2. Articolo 3 – Definizioni, in Finocchiaro-Delfini (edited by), Identificazione elettronica e servizi fiduciari per le transazioni elettroniche nel mercato interno. Commento al Regolamento UE 910/2014, Torino, Giappichelli Editore, 2017, pp. 29-35, 47-50, 56-62 [ISBN 978-88-7524366-1]
    3. Transnazionalità del trattamento dei dati personali e tutela degli interessati, tra strumenti di diritto internazionale privato e la prospettiva di principi di diritto privato di formazione internazionale, with Valle, in Dir. inf., II/2017, pp. 169-224

  • Guido Bonzagni

    He graduated cum laude at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, with a final dissertation in Tax Law and Internet Law and Social Media.
    Since November 2017, he is a legal trainee at the Finocchiaro Law Firm.
    Curriculum

    He collaborated with the Faculty of Computer Sciences and Technologies of the Free University of Bolzano and wrote some contributions for the insert “Norme e Tributi” of Il Sole 24 Ore.
    Since October 2017, he carries out a theoretical-practical training course at the Court of Bologna.
    In 2016 he completed an internship at the Notary’s office of Mr. Alessandro Panzera in Bologna.
    During the University, he spent a study period abroad, within the Erasmus+ program, at the Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät of the University of Vienna.
    His knowledge of the German language is attested at the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference, while the English language is at the B2 level.
    He achieved the Italian-German Bilingualism license of level A.


  • Giulia Giapponesi

    She deals with the design and management of communication contents, in particular videos. She studies improvement actions on websites and companies’ internal portals with scouting on the opportunities of web communication developments based on traffic data analysis, indexing in search engines and sectoral benchmark. She is a consultant for the design, development and management of text, video and infographic contents. Since 2010 she takes care of the blog and the communication activities of the Finocchiaro Law Firm.

    Curriculum

    Graduated in Communication Sciences, she has a professional training in the field of audiovisual communication and creation and management of web contents. Since 2004 she is video editor, director and creative producer for audiovisula products. Since 2010, she deals also with the management of social network and design, creation of original contents for companies and professionals.
    Since 2010, she directed more than 30 corporate videos and adverts for companies. In 2012 she founded the cultural Assosiation Kinodromo, which she has been president of until 2014. In 2014 she won the MediaStars award for the interactive advert “Ricicli Stellari”. In 2015 she took care of the presentation of the AlmaMater of the University of Bologna during the event ReUniOn. Since 2016, she attends the screenplay writing school Bottega Finzioni of Carlo Lucarelli. In 2017 her short film project “Il Fagotto” won the regional call for the support to the production of audiovisual works in Emilia-Romagna region.
    She is keen on new medias, she follows with interest projects concerning the socio-economical implications of audio-video devices and copyright debates, topics she has developed in her final dissertation on the free distribution of music in the age of peer-to-peer.


  • Margherita Sammartino

    She has a ten years’ experience as a secretariat in the most prestigious Law Firms in Bologna and as company executive assistant.
    Spoken languages: Italian, English, French.