Anna Zappia


Full English Resume

What I Do

I am an expert either in life sciences and privacy matters. Software either. During the past twenty years I have assisted drug, device manufacturing companies, CRO, private and public institutions for regulatory and privacy matters.
Besides that, I have been involved in privacy assessments as regards IT, insurance automotive and
industrial companies.


February 2020/June 2020

Legal Tech Master attended at Milan University: “Legal Tech, Coding for Lawyers, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Legal Issues”.

September 2013/October 2014

Master in Public Law, Administrative Law at Milan Tax Agency.

July 2004

Qualification as Italian Lawyer.

July 2001

Amsterdam - Leyden
Columbia Summer Programme, Introduction to American Law

Constitutional Law; Civil Procedure; Labour Law; Derivatives.

March 1999

University of Pavia
First Degree in law with honors

Thesis on Philosohy of Law: “Pragmatics of legal languages in John Rogers Searle”. Exploration of relationship among linguistics, philosophy of legal language and artificial intelligence.


  • IP

My Experiences

Studio Avvocato Anna Zappia

Since July 2019

Acknowledgment as ISO 11697 “Data Protection Officer” on November 2020.

Of Counsel at Studio Legale De Vergottini

2014 to 2019

Independent Law Practice Consultant

2010 to 2013

Pavia e Ansaldo Law Firm

2006 to 2010

Assistance to multinational, health care companies, public and private hospitals in relation to clinical trials agreements, observational studies, privacy related matters; pre-clinical studies, opinions on marketing and advertising activities related to pharmaceutical products.
Regulatory Affairs offices in relation to medical devices, manufacturing and marketing of cosmetic products.

Privacy Law
Compliance activity as regards the Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 (“Privacy law”), as well as EU Regulation 679/2016. Assistance to multinational, health care companies, private hospitals, scientific society, “Contract Research Organization” in relation to privacy matters; execution of DPIA/ISO 29134 as well as assistant to technical assessment on ISO 27001 procedures. Assistance to insurance broker companies, insurance companies to the compliance with the EU Regulation 679/2016, including the coordination of DPIA/ISO29134 and ISO 27001.

Legal assistance in relation to protection of software, data bases, patents, trademarks, unfair competition and copyright with main focus on scientific/pharmaceutical software. Legal assistance to software house in order to build software that suits to EU 679/2016 regulation as regards to “privacy by design” and “privacy by default”, cryptography, pseudonymization.

Company law
Legal assistance in relation to limited liability and joint stock company organization and governance. Legal assistance for compliance to legislative decree 231/01; assistance to company secretary assistance.
M&A and due diligence.

Civil Law
General Contracts and agreements. Trusts and wills.

Accomply, Legal and Tax Counsels

2002 to 2005

Agreements in relation to agency, distributorship, supply agreements with a specific attention to the fashion world; agreements in relation to television format and products; JV agreements, branch of business assignment / lease agreements; real estate agreements.

Company Law
Legal assistance in relation to limited liability and joint stock company organization and governance. Opinion in relation to the penal and administrative liability of companies.
M&A and due diligence.
Legal assistance in relation to protection of patents, trademarks, unfair competition as well as copyright.
Litigation, insolvency and restructuring.

Puopolo, Sistilli, Geffers & Luise - Milano

2000 to 2002

Agency, distributorship agreements; licence agreements.
Opinion in relation to Italian Company Law, Telecommunication and Internet Law.
Privacy Law.

International Law Firm Mizzau - Milano


Litigation and bankruptcy law.

Telepiù S.p.A.


Three months internship in cooperation with Pavia University.
Legal opinion in relation to telecommunication, e-commerce and consumers law.

Restivo Law Firm - Pavia


Litigation and Bankruptcy Law.
Debt recovering.