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Carnelutti Law Firm is an Italian law firm specialising in all areas of business law, with a strong international orientation and particular emphasis on corporate finance transactions. The Firm has long been active in the media industry and has had the advantage and privilege of working on nearly all the most complex deals alongside international and Italian media companies, network operators, be they content providers or broadcasters.

The firm and its professionals are consistently ranked among the foremost leaders by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Leaders League, TopLegal, Legalcommunity and Media Law International.

In 2011 Carnelutti received the TopLegal Award for Best Media Lawyer and is and is consistently short-listed in this category.

The firm’s lawyers work on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters related to television and radio production, broadcasting and communications, satellite and terrestrial services, syndication, content providers, MVNO, digital media and ISP, merchandising – including prize contests – publishing and advertising, computer games and e-commerce.

Carnelutti also represents several show business personalities, artists, producers, talents and associations in relation to their personal services or endorsement agreements as well as sponsorship and merchandising agreements and rights disposals

Notable Deals

Assisting the third largest broadcaster in Italy in terms of collective audience share in negotiating and signing the agreement with a well-known Italian television production company for broadcasting the daily programme of an extremely popular Italian talent show, on one of its theme channels.

Assisting the world's no. 1 non-fiction media company, listed on the New York Nasdaq, with its

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acquisition of an Italian independent broadcaster.

Advising leading international television broadcasters on the acquisition and management of television networks and digital platforms in Italy.

Assisting a leading local television broadcaster on an on-going basis in all corporate and regulatory matters and in relations with competent authorities, compliance with regulations on advertising, protection of minors, copyright and start up of new channels on DTT platform.

Advising a group of private investors and the founders of a global leader in the production and servicing of audience measuring systems for the television industry on the sale of 70 per cent of the firm to an international media and communications conglomerate.


Head Office  

Via Principe Amedeo, 3

20121 Milan, Italy

T: +39 02 65585 1  

F: +39 02 65585 585

E: info@carnelutti.com   

Media Partner Contact

Luca Arnaboldi

T:+ 39 02 65585 416

E: larnaboldi@carnelutti.com

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