3 aprile 2019
Marazzi & Associati signs a new partnership with Origami Engineering

Marazzi & Associati supports companies to successfully address the internationalisation process, by providing them with specialist services and a consolidated international network of offices  and strategic partners.  Marazzi & Associati is pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement with Origami Engineering. Origami Engineering is a London-based company that combines business development and engineering expertise in a market of great interest to companies such as the United Kingdom, and through a network of partners and local agents in Malaysia, Romania, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany.

The United Kingdom represents a very interesting market for foreign companies even in a context dominated by uncertainty due to Brexit, that will lead, if it happens, to the need to review investment projects and supply chains to the Uk. Thanks to the collaboration with the Origami network it will be possible to support the commercial growth of companies in additional European and Asian markets, as Origami is a company specialized in supporting foreign companies in the phase of entry into the UK market and through a network of partners in other markets, having expertise in terms of business development, engineering and research of public incentives for investment.

Fabio Marazzi Senior Managing Partner of Marazzi & Associati commented: "I am delighted with this partnership which allows us to expand the range of services offered to support companies realizing direct investments and to support their business development activities in the UK, Malaysia, Romania and Germany”.

For additional information, please contact Andrea Noris: It is possible to download the Origami Engineering tearsheet at the following link


28 febbraio 2019
BREXIT: how can firms manage?

We are pleased to inform you that, on 7 March, from 9 am to 11 am, has been organized  at the University of Pavia, as part of the Master in International Business and Entrepreneurship, an open-door event on Brexit, on its consequences in international trade and in the daily life of companies. The economist Roger Strange of the University of Sussex, the entrepreneur Gianpiero Lotito, of Facility Live and thelawyer Fabio Marazzi, senior managing partner of Marazzi & Associati, each for their own area of expertise will reflect on the economic, entrepreneurial and legal consequences of Brexit.

 Event's poster is attached


28 gennaio 2019
Enrico Roberto Dapoto joins Marazzi & Associati's team

Marazzi & Associati’s team is pleased to welcome Enrico Roberto Dapoto as Senior Advisor. Mr. Dapoto worked from 1982 to 2018 at the Italian National Institute of Social Security (INPS) and since 1999 served as Supervisory Inspector in the Bergamo Province.  He collaborated with all the police forces for issues related to social security and since 2014 he has been a member of the Interagency Prefectural Commission, representing the Bergamo Province Office of the Italian National Institute of Social Security.

His experience and deep knowledge of administrative procedures, are now available to train, explain and support all companies interested in strictly fulfil the legal obligations related to social security


18 gennaio 2019
Paolo Alli joins Marazzi & Associati team

As of January 2019, Paolo Alli joined the Marazzi & Associati team as Senior Advisor. Former Undersecretary to the Presidency of Lombardy Region (2010-2013) and Vice General Commissioner of Expo Milan 2015, Mr. Alli was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies since March 2013 and served on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the European Union Policies Committee. In addition, Mr Alli served as President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly from 2016 to 2018, after having served for two years as one of the Assembly’s five Vice-Presidents.

The inestimable experience acquired in the context of the positions he held, the international relations developed over the years and his diplomatic and intercultural capacity are now added to the top-level consultancy services offered by the Marazzi & Associati Team.


25 ottobre 2018
Exporting food in the Usa

We are pleased to share an abstract of our research focused on US regulations for the export of Italian food and manufacturing products given the NAFTA negotiations. The research provides a detailed outlook on import tariffs, documentation, registration of facilities, as well as a detailed overview of specific industries. You can download the abstract Exporting in the Usa at the end of this news.

For further details, or for receiving the complete version of the research, please contact our research department at


9 ottobre 2018
Marazzi & Associati at Smau Milano 2018

Marazzi & Associati is pleased to inform that its senior partners Silvano Mazzantini and Nicolò Ghibellini will host presentations during Smau 2018 Milan.

Silvano Mazzantini will host a presentation, titled “Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Innovation: The role of Public Private Partnerships” on October the 25th 2018. The presentation will have as main focus  Implementation tools and policies for managing innovation in the field of cybersecurity, AI and innovation in general. The role of public policies for the development of innovation. Silvano Mazzantini will share information also on cybersecurity and AI as development tools: PPPs, Innovation Partnerships and Pre-commercial Procurement.

More information at the following link:


Nicolò Ghibellini, will host a presentation, titled” Artificial intelligence and robotic law” on October the 25th during the workshop Industry 4.0.  After a synthetic regulatory framework description (having as its object the Resolution of the European Parliament of 16.02.2017), Nicolò Ghibellini will address some of the main practical / operational issues, such as, the possibility of giving robots their own legal status and the consequent problem of liability for damages caused by their use. These are just some of the issues that will be discussed in order to provide companies with legal and regulatory references for a correct approach to the topic.

More information at the following link

Smau is the most important Italian event dedicated to Information & Communication Technology and Innovation solutions designed to help main national and international suppliers to meet entrepreneurs, corporate and public administration decision makers and ICT channel operators. For over 50 years Smau supports Italian companies in the acquisition of technology and innovation.

More detail at the following link:


3 settembre 2018
Fabio Marazzi Interview on Finance Monthly

Fabio Marazzi, Senior Managing Partner at Marazzi & Associati was interviewed by the international leading magazine, Finance Monthly, regarding Marazzi & Associati's role as advisor of Nicole Fashion Group that was recently acquired by Bc Partners through Pronovias Italia S.r.l.
Mr. Marazzi described the most important elements and complexities of the transaction and how Marazzi & Associati operated as advisor of the sellers.

Finance Monthly is a global publication delivering news, comment and analysis to those at the centre of the corporate sector. Finance Monthly reports on the news and topics that matter to the CEOs, CFOs, investors, company directors, entrepreneurs, and SMEs that make up our valued readership. We’re a multi-platform publication, offering global finance news coverage both online and in digital formats, distributed to 195,880 people each month.

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6 febbraio 2018
Article by Marazzi & Associati published on Business Lawyer, periodical of the American Bar Association

We are pleased to announce that the article "Some Aspects of the EU’s New Framework for Personal Data Privacy Protection" written by lawyer Nicolò Ghibellini, partner of Marazzi & Associati, was published on "Business Lawyer", prestigious newspaper dedicated to business Law of the American Bar Association and dedicated to the business lawyers community in the US.

The article analyzes the consequences of the implementation of the new "General Data Protection Regulation" of the European Union, especially with regards to the figure of the Data Protection Officer. As part of the regulations concerning data transfer outside the European Union, the article describes the characteristics of the data protection system called Privacy Shield.

Lawyer Ghibellini deals with new technologies legal implications, supporting companies that decide to develop their activities on the web, dealing with legal issues related to the e-commerce, to the protection of the brand online and privacy, IT contracts and industrial-scientific collaboration.

For more information:


20 novembre 2017
Fintech alert: financial services companies rank high among industries seeking blockchain patents

Thanks to the cooperation with one of the biggest law firm in the United States Blank Rome Llp, Marazzi & Associati is happy to share update about financial services industry Ip Strategies in the Usa.

As blockchain continues to expand its reach into more industries, one industry in particular—financial services—is exploring innovative uses for the technology, especially in the area of payment processing. Innovation often leads to an increase in patent application filings, so to see some of the largest financial services companies among the top companies obtaining blockchain-related patents, according to recent data, is not surprising. Financial services companies employing blockchain technology, or thinking about doing so, should not overlook recent changes in the patent landscape.

Purchase, New York-based MasterCard International, ranked sixth on the list of companies receiving blockchain patents (Clarivate Analytics, November 8, 2017), recently saw its latest blockchain patent application published on November 9, 2017. Its "Instantaneous Payment Using Recorded Guarantees" invention (Application No. US20170323294; filed May 6, 2016) is related to the field of "recorded guarantees for payment transactions for verification by acquiring institutions to facilitate instantaneous payment to a merchant involved in the payment transaction, specifically the use of a blockchain or other third party network for verification of a guarantee associated with the payment transaction."

MasterCard's patent application comes off the heels of an earlier-published application by San Francisco's Visa. Calling its invention, "Using Digital Signatures to Create Trusted Digital Asset Transfers" (Application No. US20170237554; published August 17, 2017), Visa's application provides a generalized working definition of blockchain. Referring to a series of blocks, the application describes each block as part of a blockchain that includes an electronic record of one or more historical transactions, as well as its metadata. The blocks in the blockchain can be linked by including a reference to a previous block (e.g., a hash output of a previous block). This interrelationship provides what many find attractive in blockchain technology: new blocks in the blockchain may be algorithmically determined based on new transactions and previous blocks in the blockchain, and as a result, any tampering of data stored in previous blocks can be detected.

One of the obstacles facing blockchain patent applications, as with other software-related inventions, is the Supreme Court's Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014) decision, which addressed whether the claims of a patent are directed to patentable subject matter. Alice's "abstract" test has been cited often in cases where computer software patent claims have been found invalid. As a result, some approach software patent applications with understandable caution, and many may choose to protect their innovations as trade secrets instead of seeking patents.

Regardless of the approach, the growing number of blockchain patent filings in every country suggests that many companies continue to prioritize intellectual property protection as a key component of their efforts to capitalizing on emerging technologies. This trend is observable in other fields, including artificial intelligence (“AI”), Internet of Things (“IoT”), and robotics, which have also seen increased patent filings, especially outside the United States. Seeking patents for blockchain technologies may offer big rewards to those innovative companies working with, or planning to work with, blockchain. Issued patents potentially provide exclusivity, but even those patent applications that never lead to a patent can be useful, for example, as a defensive tactic to allow a company the freedom to operate in a crowded market.

Feel free to contact us for more information about Ip strategies in the Us, European Union and India Ip strategies for banks and financial services sector, please email your request at the email:


7 aprile 2017
Manufacturing development in Sub Saharan Africa

Available, in attachment, the presentation held by Prof. Fabio Marazzi, Senior Managing Partner of Marazzi & Associati and by Andrea Noris, Senior Associate of Marazzi & Associati, during the conference New markets: Africa and Asean organized by Ucimu Sistemi per Produrre (Italian machine tools, robot and automation systems producers).

The presentation is in Italian for translations in English and more information:


20 marzo 2017
Prof. Marazzi at MIBE: Brexit, business implications of the UK leaving the EU

On March the 16th Professor Marazzi held a presentation in the context of the Master Degree in management - MIBE, at the prestigious University of Pavia whose title was: " Brexit: The legal and business implications of the UK leaving the EU". The topics of the lecture were related to the legal aspects of the exiting process, the legal impacts of Brexit on Intellectual Property Rights protection, business trends after Brexit and the possible evolution of the trade relations between the UK and EU.


6 marzo 2017
Prof. Marazzi at MIBE

On March the 2nd Professor Marazzi held a presentation in the context of the Master degree in management - MIBE, at the prestigious University of Pavia whose title was: " Questions Facing the Us: Cultural Economic and Legal Challenges". The topics of the lecture were related to the geopolitical consequences of President Trump election and the possible consequences on Us on trade policy, the second part of the lecture was dedicated to the analysis of intellectual property protection in the Us, analyzing also the main differences between Us and Eu legislation on Ip protection.


24 novembre 2016
Colombia: New Eldorado?

After the great interest shown by the presentation held yesterday in Assolombarda regaring Colombia, we want to share with our customers some macro analitic slides used on top of intervention.


15 novembre 2016
A new partner of Marazzi&Advisors

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that Marazzi&Advisors has a new partner on their team; welcome to Mr. Pierluigi Testa.

Mr. Testa was born in Rome and has gained recognized experience as an economist as well as an expert in marketing, institutional and international relations.

Founder and President of an influential policy institute in Rome – the Think Tank "Trinità dei Monti" – through which he has been cooperating for years with national and international political and economic institutions as well as diplomatic and academic ones on issues relating to local and global scenarios.

Vice President of the Alumni Association of Graduates in Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome, where he takes care of the relationship with entrepreneurs and top manager.

Since 2013 he is a member of the Pontignano Anglo-Italian Forum, which brings together 100 UK and Italian personalities including politicians, entrepreneurs and businessmen, journalists and opinion makers to discuss key issues relating to the two countries.

He created and managed a course in ‘Economic Journalism and Business Communication’ at the Sapienza University of Rome, and held lectures and seminars in public and private universities in Italy and abroad. Author of several articles and publications, including the recent study on ‘The future of Italy in the next twenty years’, published by the Think Tank "Trinità dei Monti".

His interests outside work include high mountains and triathlon: he has attended triathlon competitions for ten years.


18 ottobre 2016
Legal and Tax aspects of e-commerce at Smau Milan 2016


Next 25th October the lawyer Nicola Gibellini, partner of Marazzi&Advisors, founder of the networking I-B&L (International Business & Law), and Mr Beniamino Lo Presti, Studio Varè Lo Presti, member of I-B&L, will again be called upon to take part, as speakers, at the workshop entitled "E-commerce: legal and tax aspects", scheduled for next Tuesday 25 at 12:30, in Milan during SMAU 2016 (

The electronic commerce subject will be addressed by a double angle: from a legal point of view we will examine the main contractual aspects and also the internationalist profile online purchase while, on the fiscal side, will address the multiple implications, with particular attention to the different disposal types.

Participants will be provided a legal tax synthetic but complete and such as to understand the complexity and above all the opportunities of the world of e-commerce and its rules.

For much more details, you can get further information by visiting the link