Valerio Mosca

Title: Senior Counsel
Office: Rome
Languages: English, Italian

Valerio Mosca is the Head of the TMT Department; he regularly assists major TLC and media operators in Italy, as well as several companies providing IT services and platforms.

In particular, Valerio Mosca advises domestic and international clients on regulatory procedures, contractual matters and compliance, including before public authorities (e.g. the Italian Communications Authority and the Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy) and in judicial proceedings before civil and administrative courts.

With respect to TLC network and services, Valerio advises clients in a broad range of regulatory matters (including inter-operators disputes, authorisations and enforcement of ex-ante regulatory measures), including those involving technical and complex issues, such as frequencies, platforms, innovative services and networks.

The companies operating in all segments of the media sector (broadcasters, service providers, network operators, independent producers and vertically integrated groups) are assisted in the legal aspects of their business, from strategic and extraordinary transactions, to day-by-day issues, including acquisition, production and distribution of contents, advertising and marketing initiatives, applicable regulation and authorisations.

Valerio has also developed significant expertise in the IT and new technologies sector, providing assistance within all relevant legal aspects of software, innovative services and platforms (agreements, licensing, distribution, regulation, e-commerce, fintech, etc.).

Finally Valerio Mosca has gained outstanding experience in antitrust law (advising companies in administrative and judicial proceedings regarding agreements, abuse of dominant position, and mergers) and in consumer protection (including in proceedings regarding unfair commercial practices and regulatory obligations).

After having practiced at the State Attorney’s Office, Valerio was a trainee at the Italian Antitrust Authority and at D.G. Competition of the EU Commission.

Valerio Mosca is ranked in Band 3 by Chambers and Partners in the sector “TMT: Telecommunications”, as follows: “Valerio Mosca identifies the most appropriate strategies to manage difficult situations and solve legal issues with a pragmatic approach and taking into account our business needs“, “He is an excellent professional with dedication to clients and in-depth knowledge of the sector, as well as regulatory and contractual issues” (2023).

In 2015, Valerio has been awarded “Emerging Lawyer of the Year at the IP & TMT Legalcommunity Awards.

Valerio is mentioned in The Legal 500 in the Industry Focus TMT as follows: “Valerio Mosca is an outstanding professional, providing excellent quality work, appropriate opinions and capability to obtain the best legal results. He identifies the most appropriate strategies to manage difficult situations and to solve the legal issues, also with a pragmatic approach and taking into account the business needs of the client’s company” (2022), “Valerio Mosca has a very deep knowledge of TMT regulation and legal antitrust issues in these sectors. He is able to propose appropriate strategies and solutions with respect to different legal issues” (2021), “Valerio Mosca, the team head, has a deep knowledge of the TLC sector (also from a technical standpoint), and his work is characterized by the quality of advice, and by his understanding of the business needs of the company” (2020).