Gilberto Nava

Gilberto Nava





  • Rome
  • Milan


+39.06.46622.719 - +39.02.72157.604


Gilberto’s practice mainly focuses on regulated markets, with a focus on electronic communications, media, postal services; industry-specific regulatory, corporate and antitrust profiles in the electricity and gas sectors, both in court and out-of-court. He coordinates the TMT (technology, media, telecommunications) practice area. Gilberto advises primary international web operators on contracts, consumer and regulatory issues. Gilberto also advises companies that work in B2C markets for consumer profiles both at the procedural and court level. He has conducted studies and provided institutional support for independent authorities and a wealth of academic groups on regulatory and administrative issues.
He has been appointed as an expert by AGCOM for the implementation of the regulation on online copyright and by the Government for the drafting of the Italian Strategy for the development of Blockchain/DLT technologies. Gilberto is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Branded Entertainment Observatory (OBE) and recently joined the Advisory Committee of the new European Law Institute (ELI) project on Guiding Principles and Model Rules on Algorithmic Contracts, commissioned by the EU Commission.Gilberto has also contributed to several books and published numerous articles on aspects of telco and media regulation, data protection, consumer rights, and traditional and digital advertising; he is also a member of the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.

Gilberto has been ranked as a leading lawyer by international legal guides such as Chambers and Legal 500. At Legalcommunity IP & TMT Awards, he was awarded “Italian lawyer of the Year Telecommunication” in 2016, 2017, 2019, "Lawyer of the year Media" in 2018 and 2020 and “Best Practice Regulatory” in 2021. In 2022 Gilberto he was awarded "Italian Telecommunications Law Firm of the Year" at the Legalcommunity Awards.

Professional experience

Gilberto Nava joined the Firm as a Partner in 2016. He has previously held top positions at major national and international companies. In 1997, he held top positions in regulated companies within the telecommunications, electricity, and gas sectors. He was also Director General of an independent authority, focusing on media, electronic communication, and publishing. From 2009 to 2016 he was of the Head of the TMT Department in a major independent law firm, where he headed the department as a Partner from 2011 to 2016. Previously, he served as Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Infostrada (1997-2001) and was at the top of the Supervision and Control Department of the Italian Communications Authority with cross-border responsibility for the control of telecommunications, media, and publishing. Gilberto served as Director of Institutional and Regulatory Affairs, national and EU, for Edison S.p.A. and as Group Senior Vice President and Director of Regulatory Affairs for Telecom Italia.

Membership in professional associations

  • Member of the Milan Bar (Italy)



  • Graduated in Law

    University of Milan, 1992

  • Postgraduate course, Intellectual Property Law, Company & Business Tax Law

    London Metropolitan University, 1993

  • Master, Business Administration

    Politecnico di Milano, 2008


Italian, English

Gilberto Nava