Italian Desk

HFG Italian Desk represents leading Italian companies offering them a wide range of legal services with customized solutions in intellectual property field, corporate, commercial, litigation, employment, food regulatory and other matters.

The team consists of Italian native speaking lawyers, trained and admitted to practice in Italy, who have also developed strong experience in both the Chinese and Italian legal system, jurisprudence and practice. The team is able to render advanced legal services to companies operating in China or in Italy.

HFG also represents Chinese companies doing business in Italy due to our established relationships and long-term cooperation with local lawyers and IP firms.




  Fabio Giacopello



Fabio, head of the Italian desk, has been widely recognized as one of the most valuable Intellectual Property practitioner in China. He is a member of the Internet Committee at INTA and Arbitrator at the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC, former CIETAC Shanghai).

Among the awards and recognitions Fabio received recently the following: “leading trademark practitioner” by WTR1000, “Recommended lawyer” by Legal500, “Winner of Client Choice Award – Trademarks (China)” by ILO, “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property, “Notable practitioner” by Chamber and Partners, “Leading practitioner” by WIPR, “Expert in the trademark category” by Asia IP.

He is author of several articles published by International and local publishing houses (Oxford University Press, WIPR). Fabio often cooperates with education institutions and associations for giving lectures about Chinese IP System and/or European IP System (between others, INTA, CIPA, Indicam, SMI, China-Italy Chamber of Commerce).