Frignani Virano e Associati



Avv. Paolo Virano

Born in Turin on February 19, 1972, he graduated from the University of Turin (J.D. 1997). Admitted to the Italian Bar in 2000 (High Court). Partner of the firm since 2009 and named partner since 2011.
Adjunct professor of Commercial Law at Università di Torino (SAA). Professor of the Master in Open Innovation and Intellectual Property, Università di Torino (SAA) – LUISS Business School.

Member of the International Association for Insurance Law (AIDA) and of Associazione Internazionale Giuristi di Lingua Italiana (AIGLI).

Languages: Italian, English and French.

Areas of Expertise: Industrial law; Antitrust law, Commercial Law; Advertising law, Insurance law; Real estate rights, Arbitration, class actions, litigation in all such matters.


Avv. Alessandra Sonnati

She was born in Turin on December 15, 1970. She graduated from the University of Turin (J.D. 1996). Admitted to the Italian Bar in 1999. She has been appointed as Adjunct professor of the Master in Franchise, organized by Unitelma – Università Sapienza di Roma.
She is legal advisor to Associazione Italiana del Franchising (AIF) and she is “exclusive contributor” for Italy to The Legal 500: Franchise & Licensing Country Comparative Guide.

Languages: Italian and English.

Practice Areas: national and international contracts; franchise agreements; EU Law; commercial and corporate law; mergers and acquisitions.


Avv. Dario Paschetta

He was born in Carmagnola (Turin) on September 18, 1978. He graduated from the University of Turin (J.D., cum laude, 2004) and the Chamber of Commerce of Turin awarded him the first prize for the best thesis in Intellectual Property for the 2004. He obtained the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in the field of EC Competition Law from the London School of Economics in the 2006 and worked at the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) as legal advisor in the 2015. Admitted to the Italian Bar in 2013, he is Vice-president of the LES Italy (Licensing Executives Society) and member of AIRU (national association for urban district heating).

He is member of the “Permanent Observatory on Private Enforcement of EU Competition” (ARC- and he cooperates with TELEX-ANIE publishing articles  on competition and IP matters. He was co-editor-in-chief of the legal journal “Diritto ed Economia dell’Assicurazione” DEA from 2011 to 2013.

Languages: Italian, English and French.

Area of expertise: Competition, Energy, Intellectual property, EU law, corporate law, distribution agreements and arbitral proceedings.


Avv. Federica Leanza

She was born in Moncalieri on December 26, 1987. She graduated from the University of Turin (J.D. 2014). On September 2017 she obtained the professional qualification, while carrying out the training course at Tribunale di Torino.
Admitted to the Italian Bar in December 2017.

Language: Italian and English.

Area of expertise: Civil law, Real estate rights, distribution contracts, civil liability (contractual and non-contractual), employment law. Litigation in all such matters.


Avv. Mariagrazia Berardo

Born in Turin on March 1, 1990, she graduated from the University of Turin (J.D. cum laude, 2014). Admitted to the Italian Bar in 2018. She attended a Master course at Il Sole 24 ore Business School in Art Law “Law and taxation in art market”.

Languages: Italian and English .

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Art Law, Commercial and Corporate law, national and international contracts, Privacy & Data protection.


Prof.ssa Patrizia Grosso Frignani

She was born in Ancona on April 30,1947, she graduated from the University of Bologna (B.A., 1971), the University of Ferrara (J.D.,1973) and from the Faculté International de droit Comparé, Strasbourg (1981). She is former Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Turin (Faculty of Economics). She is currently professor in several Master Programmes organized by the School of Management and economics (SME) of the University of Turin and lecturer in seminars and seminars.

Languages: Italian, Spanish, French and English.

Practice Areas: Company Law; Commercial Law, IP Law.

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