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Stefano Mele is regarded as one of the most authoritative expert in the field of ICT, Privacy & Cybersecurity Law in Italy and abroad.
Stefano has over twenty years of experience in his field and has provided assistance in important and complex transactions, in multiple jurisdictions in the field of new technologies and privacy, as well as on cybersecurity and in crisis management following cyber attacks.
He is one of the seven lawyers worldwide to be called to take part in the Regulatory and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of NEOM - the ambitious, futuristic business hub currently under construction in Saudi Arabia.
Prior to joining our firm, he was Head of the Technology, Privacy and Cybersecurity Department of a leading law firm.
Stefano graduated in Law in 2002 from the University of Foggia and obtained a Master’s on “Cyber Law and e-commerce” in 2003 and a PhD on “General doctrine in Italian, European and Comparative Administrative and Private Law” in 2008.
He is Adjunct Professor of “Cyberspace Law and Politics for National Security” at the University of Foggia.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Cyber Security Commission of the Italian Atlantic Committee; President of the “Cybersecurity Working Group” of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AmCham).
In 2020 he was invited to attend the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
He is a member of the Italian Bar since 2006.
He speaks Italian and English.
The Legal 500, 2023 - Industry focus: TMT