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Monica Riva

Monica Riva

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Monica Riva

Monica Riva is specialised in litigation and out-of-court advice to Italian and international clients regarding trademarks, patents, industrial secrets, design, copyright and unfair competition. 

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Career and qualifications

  • Admitted as a cassazionista (Supreme Court lawyer) 2015
  • LL.D., summa cum laude Università Cattolica, Milan 1998
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2002
  • Qualified as a lawyer 2002
  • Head of Intellectual Property team 2005
  • Ph.D. Intellectual Property 2009
  • Counsel 2014

Professional bodies

  • Since 2004, Monica has been a member of the editorial board of the journal "Giurisprudenza Annotata di Diritto Industriale"

Awards and citations

  • #4 in Intellectual Property
    Chambers Global & Europe 2018
  • "Monica has a strong ability to consider all the different parameters, and to expose facts and considerations in a clear and simple manner."
    Chambers Global & Europe 2018: Intellectual Property – Italy
  • "I am very impressed with her extraordinary commitment to providing excellent client service and her creative problem-solving," says one client.
  • Chambers Global & Europe 2017: Intellectual Property – Italy
  • Monica Riva is lauded for the "commercial orientation of her strategies, her ability to communicate clearly and her efficiency." She is also praised for her cross-border capabilities and described as a "promising lawyer."
    Chambers Global & Europe 2016: Intellectual Property – Italy
  • Rising Star Lawyer of the Year
    LegalCommunity IP Awards 2015