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Home People Stefano Mele
Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

☎ +39 06 478751
Stefano Mele

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 2023 he was awarded "Lawyer of the Year - Privacy" at the Legalcommunity IP&TMT Awards. 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.

Ranking and Awards

Leading Individuals
The Legal 500, 2024 - Industry focus: TMT
The Legal 500, 2023 - Industry focus: TMT

Via delle Quattro Fontane, 20 00184

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

University of Foggia

Italian, English
News and Events
October 03, 2023

"Gianni & Origoni bets on space and launches its "Space Law" practice"
The law firm is among the first in Europe to launch a space economy-focused practice, which will be led by Partner Stefano Mele
June 20, 2023

"Is your board prepared for the new cybersecurity Regulations?"
GOP ROME - We host the concluding conference of the Security Contest organized by AIPSA and Reply on cybersecurity
Media Affairs
July 28, 2023

"Cyber, why the Sec's latest decision is important" - Our Partner Stefano Mele comments SEC ruling that requires listed companies to report to the authority all supervisory actions taken by the board regarding cyber risk
February 03, 2023

"Why it is necessary to include cybersecurity experts on Boards of Directors"
Il Sole 24 Ore - Our Partner Stefano Mele, interviewed by Il Sole 24 Ore, explains why it is important to reserve a place on Boards for those professionals capable of understanding the current and future scenario of cyber threats
Il Sole 24 Ore
January 25, 2023

"Regolamento DORA: principali adempimenti"
Legal Update - Intellectual Property, TMT and Cybersecurity
March 24, 2022

"Golden Power – Ridefinizione dei poteri speciali in materia di comunicazione elettronica a banda larga basati sulla tecnologia 5G e cloud."
Legal Update - Golden Power
September 23, 2021

"Mandatory green pass at private sector workplaces - operational tips"
Legal Update - Labour Law and Data Protection