Attorney-at-law, Civil law Notary
Lic. iur. University of Lausanne
LL.M. International Commercial Law University of East Anglia (UK)
PG Diploma International commercial arbitration Queen Mary University of London (UK)
Lawyer and civil law notary in Lugano (Switzerland). Mr. Cattaneo took his graduate studies in law at the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich and obtained postgraduate specializations in Norwich (UEA) and London (University of London).
Professional Experience, Current Position
Member of the Data Protection Commission of Canton Ticino. Partner at Cattaneo & Postizzi Studio Legale SA, Lugano, and Cattaneo & Bionda Notaries, Lugano, Mr. Cattaneo advises clients mainly in the IP / IT, commercial and M&A sectors, including public institutions, acts as international arbitrator for the Swiss Chambers of Commerce and teaches Internet law (with focus on IP, privacy and e-commerce) at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and other important institutions (Franklin University Switzerland, Ticino Chamber of Commerce and SSIG).
Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
E-commerce, data protection, privacy, arbitration, intellectual property (trademarks and copyright).
Gianni CATTANEO is author of the books “Introduzione al diritto svizzero dell’informatica e di Internet” (2011), published under the auspices of the Department of Innovative Technologies of SUPSI, “Genitori nella Rete” (coauthor) (2014) and “Le droit à l’oubli: du mythe à la réalité” (coauthor) (2015), published under the auspices of CEDIDAC (University of Lausanne). He’s the owner of the IT law blogwww.infodiritto.net.
Awards & Community Leadership
Gianni CATTANEO is a regular speaker at Swiss national Radio and Television (RSI) and at national and international Conferences on IT / IP law.
He is member of the Data Protection Commission of Canton Ticino (highest administrative body dealing with data protection and public transparency within the Ticino public administration), member of the Lawyers’ Ticino Bar IT Commission and member of the special commission appointed by the government to deal with the use and regulation of private devices in public schools.