Giangiacomo Olivi to lead Central Asia IP&T group for Dentons
13 July 2021
Global law firm Dentons has named Milan-based partner Giangiacomo Olivi as Europe co-head of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology group. In this new role, he will work alongside Moscow-based co-head Denis Voevodin – who has held the practice leadership role for the last 13 years – to lead the strategy and development of the IP&T practice across continental Europe and Central Asia.
Olivi advises top technology, telecoms, media and retail companies on a wide range of technology issues, including data management and digital transformation, data privacy as well as artificial intelligence. He is one of the most awarded lawyers in Italy and he is ranked as a top tier lawyer in the Technology Media and Telecommunications sector by multiple magazine publishers.
“These are exciting times. With the acceleration of digitalization and the rise of artificial intelligence across all sectors, almost all businesses today are ‘technology’ businesses,” said Olivi. “We will focus on strengthening our offering to help our clients make the most of the opportunities that technology can bring, while navigating the ever changing legal landscape in this area.”
Voevodin has more than 30 years’ experience in intellectual property matters, including trademark, patent and copyright litigation proceedings as well as anti-counterfeit activity. He is recognized as one of the top IP practitioners in Russia by multiple major directories.
Tomasz Dabrowski, Europe chief executive officer at Dentons, said: “Giangiacomo Olivi is a widely acknowledged market leader in the technology sector and Denis Voevodin is recognized as a world class intellectual property lawyer. With their complementary skills, they will make a powerhouse leadership team and will help take our Europe IP&T practice to the next level.”
Dentons’ Intellectual Property and Technology practice includes more than 600 lawyers worldwide including 90 in Continental Europe and Central Asia.