Mario Paccoia

Occupational field Legal

Work experience
Dates 1990 -1991
Main activities and responsibilities First year as a trainee attorney at the Law Firm of Avv. Benito Galluzzi in Rimini.

Dates 1991 -1997
Main activities and responsibilities Began1991 to pursue my professional career at a firm specialized in commercial law in Milan.

Dates 1998 – 2002
Main activities and responsibilities Founded my own law firm, merging with that of Prof. Vassalli (based in Rome), specializing in commercial law, bankruptcy and criminal law.

Dates 2003 -2005
Main activities and responsibilities My law firm went into partnership with that of Prof. Vassalli (based in Rome), specializing in commercial law, bankruptcy and criminal law, and with the Salonia law firm (based in Rome), specializing in labor law, (“Associazione degli studi legali Vassalli e Salonia”).

Dates 2005 -2011
Main activities and responsibilities I became partner of the law firm of Prof. Vassalli, following the merger in 2005 (“Vassalli e Associati”).

2011 – Present
Partner at Law Firm Vassalli

For several years I practiced in the field of civil, commercial and intellectual property law, in both judicial and contractual sectors.

The firm has offices in Milan, Via Visconti di Modrone n. 21, and in Rome, Via Eleonora Duse n.35.

Areas of practice:
. corporate restructuring (due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, transfer and underwriting of companies, spin-offs and liquidations); the drafting of articles of association; antitrust matters;
. trade contracts; litigation and arbitration; vertical cooperation contracts (distribution, agency, franchising) and horizontal contracts (joint ventures, European Economic Interest Group, common branches); the setting up of corporate organizational models pursuant to D.lgs no. 231/01;
. insolvency procedures; the restructuring and reorganization of companies;
. transfer or license agreements for trademarks and patents; registration of trademarks and patents nationally and internationally; royalties; telecommunications, broadcasting and media law;
. contractual and corporate matters; litigation and arbitration in Italy and abroad; freedom of movement of goods, of persons, services and capital in the European Union; European Union antitrust law; Air, Space and Maritime law; the incorporation and management of branches and subsidiaries;

Education and training

Dates 1984
Title of qualification awarded High school diploma, “A. Einstein” high school in Rimini, Italy.

Dates 1990
Title of qualification awarded Bachelor of Law, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy. Dissertation on constitutional law, “L’Organizzazione della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri”, assisted by Prof. Enrico Spagna Musso; final grade 110/110 cum laude

Dates 1990
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Admitted as a trainee attorney on 6 November 1990.

Dates 1994
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Admitted to the Milan Bar Association on 1 December 1994.

Dates 2007
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Admitted before the Italian Supreme Court and other judicial bodies.

Dates 2010
Principal subjects/occupational skills covered Admitted as arbitrator and conciliator of the Chamber of Conciliation and Arbitration with Consob

Publications
Periodical publications in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, run by Prof. Vincenzo Franceschelli and Prof. Giuseppe Sena (including “Sul plagio di software”; “Il rischio di confusione comprende il rischio di associazione?”; “Richiami in materia di confondibilità tra marchi e sulla prova del preuso”; “Brevi note in tema di marchi di Tour Operator e di strutture alberghiere”; “Ancora sui marchi Levi Strauss”; “Sul tema della confondibilità tra ditte”; “Osservazioni in materia di titoli di riviste e confondibilità”).

2012 –Coauthor of “La prassi dell’arbitrato rituale”: “Pluralità di parti e intervento del terzo”, “L’istruzione probatoria” and “Rapporti tra arbitri e autorità giudiziaria” edited by Giappichelli, Torino.

2013 – Author of “Novità in materia societaria e di impresa” edited by Giappichelli, Torino.

2014 Coauthor of “Manuale del mercato mobiliare” upcoming publications: “Revisione legale dei conti” edited by Giappichelli.

Address Via Bellezza n. 7, 20136
Milan, Italy
Telephone 0039 (0)2 76020054
Fax 0039 (0)2 76021260
E-mail mp@studiovassalli.it

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