Gianni Cattaneo

Gianni Cattaneo, Avvocato e Notaio Lugano

Presentation

Gianni CATTANEO, LL.M., offers legal advice in a broad spectrum of practices, such as corporate, banking, contract and commercial law. He is specialised in matters concerning technology, IT, e-commerce, data protection, privacy, and arbitration and acts as legal advisor of both buyer- and seller-parties concerning company transactions, particularly in real estate, banking and manufacturing industries. At this law firm, Gianni Cattaneo, LL.M., is in charge of national and international trademark registration and protection and offers legal advice and representation in authors’ rights matters. Furthermore, as a civil law notary, he performs traditional notarial duties in real estate, corporate, and inheritance matters. He works with Cantonal government and is part of several workgroups on innovation and digitalisation (particularly as regards the digitalisation of civil law notary services, e-government platforms, and the deployment of new technologies in schools).

Specialisms

  • Civil and Commercial Law
  • Contract Law
  • Banking Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Corporate Law
  • Privacy and Data Protection Law
  • Intellectual Property and Internet Law
  • Civil law notary services

Languages

Italian, English, French, German

Education and Training

  • Law Degree

    University of Lausanne and University of Zurich

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)

    University of East Anglia (UEA, Norwich)

  • Cantonal licence to practice law

  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

    School of International Arbitration (University of London)

  • Cantonal Civil Law Notary Diploma

  • CAS GDPR and Data Protection Officer

    SUPSI

Professional Experience

  • 2002 | Apprenticeship at District Court of Mendrisio-Nord (Judge Beroggi)
  • 2003-2004 | Training practice at Law Firm Bolla, Bonzanigo e Associati, Lugano
  • 2005-2017 | Lawyer at Law Firm Cattaneo & Postizzi, Lugano
  • 2009-2017 | Civil Law Notary at Law Firm Cattaneo & Bionda, Lugano
  • since 2008 | International Arbitrator, Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI)
  • since 2016 | Member of the Cantonal Data Protection Commission
  • since 2018 | Foundation Board Chairman for non-profit philanthropic work

Teaching and Institutional duties

  • since 2009 | Appointed lecturer in Internet and IT Law at Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI); permanent lecturer, among others, in IT Law within MAS SUPSI in IT Management and GovernanceCAS SUPSI in Digital ForensicsMAS in Library and Information Science, MAS in Business Law and Business Crime, CAS GDPR & Data Protection Officer, CAS Fintech, MAS Business Law
  • since 2011 | ATED speaker, especially in the following fields: drone law, digital inheritance, GDPR, personal data protection, privacy
  • since 2014 | Member of the IT Committee of the Ticino Bar Association (OATI)
  • since 2015 | Professor in Law at Camera di Commercio e dell’industria e dell’artigianato del Canton Ticino (CC-TI) for the following teaching modules: L’informatica in azienda: protezione dei dati, L’informatica in azienda: la redazione di regolamenti efficaci sull’uso, L’informatica in azienda: la protezione offerta dal diritto penale, L’informatica in azienda: proteggersi con la proprietà intellettuale, E-commerce e diritto svizzero: check-lists sui rischi legali e La tutela della reputazione online aziendale e personale
  • since 2015 | Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Creativity Protection for the curriculum Startup and entrepreneurship (Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency) in cooperation with Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), SUPSI, and Centro promozione Start-up del Canton Ticino
  • 2016 | Appointed lecturer in Internet and IT Law (focus: e-commerce, data protection) at Franklin University Switzerland
  • since 2016 | Board member of the Ticino Civil Law Notaries Association (OdNTI)
  • since 2016 | Lecturer at Centro Studi Bancari (CSB) in Vezia, in the following modules: Fintech, Blockchain, ICO/TGE/STO, Cybercrime nel settore bancario and Informatica e attività fiduciaria (Organismo di Autodisciplina dei Fiduciari del Cantone Ticino – OAD FCT)
  • since 2016 | Fellow at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), London
  • since 2018 | Vice-Chairman of the Board of Ordine dei notai del Canton Ticino (OdNTI)
  • since 2018 | Chairman of the IT Committee of Ordine dei notai del Canton Ticino (OdNTI)
  • since 2019 | Lecturer in Communication Law at Accademia di giornalismo del Canton Ticino

Publications

  • 2011 | Introduzione al diritto svizzero dell’informatica e di internet, Lugano 2011 (DTI SUPSI)
  • 2014 | Gianni Cattaneo / Ilario Lodi / Alessandro Trivilini, Genitori nella Rete, Locarno 2014
  • 2015 | Autori vari, Le droit à l’oubli: du mythe à la réalité, Lausanne 2015 (CEDIDAC Università di Losanna)
  • 2016 | I delitti contro l’onore commessi online, RtiD II 2016, p. 397 and ff.
  • 2017 | Gianni Cattaneo / Bertil Cottier, L’azienda svizzera e i cookies: regole ed adempimenti attuali e futuri in diritto svizzero ed in prospettiva europea in RtiD II 2017, p. 405 and ff.
  • 2017 | Contributor to Commentario pratico al Codice di diritto processuale civile svizzero (CPC) Lugano 2017 regarding Art. 130, 139, and 143 CPC (e-justice)

Professional Memberships

Ticino Bar Association
Ticino Civil Law Notaries Association
Swiss Bar Association
Swiss Notaries Association
Swiss Arbitration Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
International Bar Association
Netcomm Suisse