The New European Regulation on Privacy

Conference | February.01.2017 | 10am - 1pm ()

Hotel de la Ville, via Hoepli 6 - Milan

Orrick partners Alessandro De Nicola, Marco Dell’Antonia, Cristina Martorana and Christian Schröder, together with Francesco Pizzetti (Full Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Turin, Professor of Constitutional Law and Data Privacy Protection at LUISS University in Rome and former President of the Italian Data Protection Authority) will provide a comprehensive picture of the new European Regulation on Privacy, entered into force on 24 May 2016.

Conference topics will include: the Data Privacy Officer, the privacy impact assessment, data protection by design and by default,  data portability, the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), the Supervisory Authorities, an insight into the regulation of data circulation in Europe, business cases about the implementation of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity compliance programs, risks for companies.



  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • 网络、隐私与数据创新
  • Technology Transactions
  • 科技企业业务
  • 汽车科技与移动出行
  • Strategic Advisory & Government Enforcement (SAGE)

Dr. Christian Schröder 合伙人


Dr. Christian Schröder leads Orrick's Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Group in Europe and collaborates with team members in the United States (U.S.), Europe (EU), and Asia to provide support to global clients. As a technology-focused partner, Christian advises on cybersecurity and privacy regulatory compliance, incident response, regulatory investigations and enforcement, litigation and intellectual property licensing, and transactional matters.

Christian helps clients consider the privacy and artificial intelligence implications of new technology, supports their compliance programs, and helps them stay ahead of enforcement trends. One particular focus of his work deals with internal data transfer agreements, external data transfers with external providers, and product launches that comply with international data protection standards, as well as privacy requirements for connected cars. Christian provides guidance on privacy and data protection considerations for developing, acquiring, using, licensing and selling technology, data and intellectual property, including M&A transactions and IP focused joint ventures. He supports companies on the set-up of webshops, outsourcings, license agreements, in cases of trademark or unfair and deceptive trade practice issues, as well as on hard and software license and information technology (IT) project agreements.

Christian maintains strong working relationships with German data protection authorities and EU regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over privacy and data security matters. He effectively defends companies in cybersecurity and privacy-related investigations initiated by EU regulatory authorities. He also engages with authorities on behalf of clients and helps clients avoid proceedings and possible litigation. When litigation can't be avoided, Christian vigorously defends his clients.

For companies facing global cybersecurity incidents, Christian helps with crisis mitigation, including counseling on notification requirements, coordinating media strategies, and representing clients before data protection authorities in related regulatory investigations.

Christian regularly contributes practical thought leadership to global privacy industry publications and German privacy books and journals. Christian authors the Chapter V (international data transfers) of Germany’s leading GDPR commentary Kühling/Buchner (3rd ed.) and is co-author to the Corporate Privacy Handbook (Betrieblicher Datenschutz). As an active member of the Sedona Conference, Christian drives the development and understanding of cross border privacy. He also participates in, hosts and moderates speaking programs with fellow private practitioners, EU data protection authorities, and academics focused on privacy and data security. Legal 500 Germany named Christian one of the top 15 practitioners in 2022 and noted that he is "a pioneer in the legal field, a data protection guru." They also recognized Christian and Orrick as "truly global" and how that it is "vital as they require the various leaders of each region to participate and bring issues to the table as a forum".

Prior to working in private practice, Christian interned with the German Federal Data Protection Commissioner and



  • 并购
  • 反垄断与竞争
  • 企业治理
  • 复杂诉讼与争议解决

Alessandro De Nicola 合伙人


Alessandro De Nicola is member of Orrick's Global Board of Directors, Senior Partner of the Italian offices in Milan and Rome, and has acted as European Corporate Group Leader.

Alessandro has extensive experience in commercial and corporate law, M&A, competition law and corporate governance. He has worked on complex domestic and cross-border corporate transactions including acquisitions and corporate restructurings for some of the most important players in the market. He leads extensive corporate governance projects with a particular focus on Legislative Decree 231.

Alessandro has pleaded before the Italian Antitrust Authority (AGCOM), Consob (the public authority responsible for regulating the Italian securities market), and before civil and administrative courts.



  • 并购
  • 企业治理

Marco Dell'Antonia 合伙人


Marco Dell'Antonia is a partner in the M&A and Private Equity Department of Orrick. Marco Dell'Antonia has more than 20 years' experience in extraordinary transactions, both Italian and international, characterized by specific complexities.

He advises leading industrial companies, private equity funds and financial institutions in M&A transactions (including acquisitions, mergers, demergers and restructuring of groups of companies). He assists shareholders of either listed and not listed companies in extraordinary M&A transactions (both domestic and international): negotiating and drafting letters of intent, coordinating due diligence teams, negotiating and drafting sale and purchase agreements, negotiating and drafting investment agreements in private equity and venture capital transactions, negotiating and drafting shareholders' agreements.

His specific experience in M&A and in the structuring and negotiation of shareholders' agreements has enabled Marco Dell'Antonia to acquire an in-depth knowledge of corporate governance and compliance issues. In particular, he assists on a continuative basis Boards of Directors in the area of corporate governance and compliance issues (including regulatory issues), providing assistance and advice on the management of the most delicate issues related to systems of proxies and delegation of powers, structuring and designing those systems, coordinating board committees, implementing corporate governance codes in listed companies, as well as assisting the companies in issues related to systems of proxies and delegation and sub-delegations concerning health and safety at workplace.

With regard to compliance, Marco Dell'Antonia is recognized by the market as a professional expert in criminal liability of the companies arising from offences committed in the interest or to the advantage of the legal entities pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001. In this regard, in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of the AODV231 Association, he holds the position of Chairman of the Vigilance Body of many companies (including listed or regulated ones).

His experience also relates to the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts with specific reference to international contracts. These include international sale and purchase agreements, business leases, supply contract, distribution agreements, agency agreements, sales concession agreements, franchise agreements and licensing agreements.

Marco is a regular contributor to Il Sole 24 Ore, both in writing articles for the newspaper and for the law magazines published by Il Sole 24 Ore.

Marco is also a regular speaker at conferences and master's degrees classes in his fields of expertise.

He has carried out teaching assignments in some Italian universities such as L. Bocconi University (Milan) (Faculty of Law - Teaching Assistant of the Civil Law course - International Contracts and Joint Ventures), LUISS (Rome) (Master in Corporate Law - National and International Perspectives, organized by LUISS Business School), MIB - School of Management (Trieste) (MBA master), IULM (Milan) (Protection of Competition and Distribution Contracts).