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Home People Massimo Sterpi
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751
Massimo Sterpi

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 2023 he was awarded “Lawyer of the Year - Art” at the Legalcommunity IP&TMT 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.

Ranking and Awards

Leading Individuals
The Legal 500, 2024 - Intellectual Property

Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751
Practice Area
Gianni & Origoni
Bar Admission
TURIN Bar (Italy)

University of Turin
King's College London

Italian, English, French, Spanish, Japanese
News and Events
May 28, 2024

"EU AI Act"
GOP Rome - Fourth appointment with our TMT Legal Trends series. This time we will discuss the EU Artificial Intelligence Act and the best practices for its implementation.
April 09, 2024

"Acquistare arte in sicurezza"
GOP PADOVA - Together with Christie's, the world's largest auction house, we organise an event dedicated to the art sector
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
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