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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 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.

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
June 08, 2022 - Law Firm
"Cybersecurity: a comparison between Italy and Israel"
GOP MILAN - Our firm hosts an event organized by Assofintech dedicated to cybersecurity and collaboration between Italian and Israeli companies to strengthen security in FinTech and data protection
January 20, 2022 - Law Firm
"Stefano Mele is confirmed President of the ICT Authority of the Republic of San Marino"
For Gianni & Origoni's Partner and Head of the Cybersecurity practice, this will be his second mandate
Media Affairs
October 20, 2022

"Cybersecurity, urgent priorities for the new government"
Lawyer Stefano Mele: in the event of a ransomware attack, measures to prevent ransom payment are required
Il Sole 24 Ore
May 19, 2022

"Cybersecurity: ongoing hacker attack on Italy. Postal police working to act as a shield"
TG1 - Our Cybersecurity Partner Stefano Mele, interviewed by news channel TG1, comments on the cyber attack launched by pro-Russian hacker collectives against Italian sites
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
May 26, 2021

"Towards the National Cybersecurity Agency. A practical proposal"
There is a strong need for the Italian Government to rethink - with a view for development - the national architecture in the field of cybersecurity, in order to meet the increasingly pressing needs of the sector. Our Partner Stefano Mele tells us more in his publication "Towards the National Cybersecurity Agency. A practical proposal"