DLA Piper grows in Italy with raid on Carnelutti

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has upgraded its Italian technology, media and communications (TMC) practice with the hire of a partner from demerged McDermott Will & Emery firm Carnelutti.

Giangiacomo Olivi becomes head of TMC at DLA Piper in Italy. He specialises in the preparation and negotiation of distribution, licence and output and audiovisual production agreements for international entertainment groups.

Managing partner of DLA Piper’s Italian offices, Federico Sutti, said: “We are delighted to welcome Giangiacomo Olivi to DLA Piper. His appointment is key to our growth in Italy as there are so many growing opportunities in the technology and media market.”

Olivi’s clients include the Italian Communications Authority and the Italian Communications Ministry, as well as international media groups. Earlier in his career he worked for MTV as head of law and business affairs in Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.