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Rome
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751

msterpi@gop.it
Massimo Sterpi
Partner

Massimo Sterpi specializes in the Intellectual Property and has substantial experience in both transactional matters and litigation concerning patents, designs, copyright and trademarks. Over the last years, he has been very active on legal issues related to Disruptive Technologies, with particular focus on AI, Blockchain, robotics. He has litigated a very large number of IP cases, many of them involving cross-border issues, both before national and foreign courts, including the European Court of Justice.
A passionate art collector, he has also developed a unique and internationally renowned practice in art law, representing world famous artists, institutions and collectors.
Massimo graduated in Law “maxima cum laude” from the University of Turin in 1989 and with a Post-graduate Diploma in UK and EC Law of Copyright and Related Rights from King's College, London, in 2000. He was a visiting lawyer at leading international law firms in London and Munich.
In 2021 he was awarded “Lawyer of the Year - Art and Cultural Heritage” at the TopLegal Industry Awards and in 2011 he was crowned "Lawyer of the Year for IP" at the TopLegal Awards. He has edited or contributed to a number of publications on IP and art law topics, mostly in foreign languages and is a frequent speaker in national and international conferences.
Massimo is included in WIPO's IP Arbitration and Mediation Center's List of Neutrals, as well as in WIPO's List of Art and Cultural Heritage Neutrals. He has been President of the International Bar Association’s Committee on Art, Heritage Law and Cultural Institutions and is the current President of the UIA‘s (Union Internationale des Avocats) Art Law Committee.
He is also the Italian member of the editorial board of "European Copyright and Design Reports" published by Sweet & Maxwell; a member of the Advisory Board of the Venice Peggy Guggenheim Collection; a member of Fondazione Prada’s Board of Directors, of the US Friends of MAXXI Foundation’s Board of Directors, and of the Italy-USA Relations Council.
He is admitted to representation before the Italian Court of cassation.
He speaks English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.

Rome
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751

msterpi@gop.it
gop
Practice Area
Gianni & Origoni
Bar Admission
TURIN Bar (Italy)

School
University of Turin
King's College London

Language
Italian, English, French, Spanish, Japanese
News and Events
June 14, 2022

gop.it - Law Firm
"Breakfast on Finance"
GOP MILAN - We participate in the sixth edition of Legalcommunity Week by hosting a face-to-face discussion between Massimo Sterpi, Partner of our IP, TMT and Cybersecurity department, and Paolo Ciocca, Consob Commissioner, on NFTs
February 18, 2022

"What do you own when you buy an NFT?"
Massimo Sterpi, Partner of our IP, TMT and Cybersecurity department, interviewed by Italian national news channel, addresses the issue of the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) applied to artwork
Media Affairs
January 27, 2021

"Art Disruption – Art and Technology in the twenty-first Century"
Massimo Sterpi is the author of “Art Disruption – Art and Technology in the twenty-first Century”, published by The Art Law Review which offers business-focused legal analysis and Art Law insights in the most significant jurisdictions worldwide
Publications
January 31, 2023

"Hong Kong’s Copyright (Amendment) Ordinance Finally Passes into Law"
Legal Update - Hong Kong
November 30, 2022

"New Copyright Protections Promised for Artists and their Work in Hong Kong"
Legal Update - China Desk
June 10, 2022

"Crypto Regulation in Hong Kong "
Legal Update - China Desk