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About Dr. Davide Borelli

Davide advises clients on strategic initiatives in the realm of data and technology.

With a wealth of international experience spanning various sectors, he specialises in managing intricate legal and litigation matters related to technology and data across Europe. His areas of expertise encompass handling regulatory inquiries and investigations, handling data breaches, implementing data protection programs across multiple jurisdictions, providing strategic guidance on AI, and ensuring product compliance with global data protection regulations.

At Freshfields, Davide leads a dedicated team in Italy, offering specialised skills to assist clients in navigating the risks associated with data management, new technologies, and cyber threats. His extensive experience, combined with his engagement with regulators across Europe and his in-house knowledge, empowers him to provide practical solutions for managing challenges related to technology, data, and regulatory compliance.

Davide has contributed to European-funded research projects and published numerous articles on data and technology law. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics at various universities.

Davide holds a PhD in law with a focus on personal data handling. He is admitted to the Italian bar and holds certifications in data protection and legal technology.

He is fluent in both English and Italian.



  • University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Italy (PhD in Law)
  • Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, UK (Visiting PhD)
  • University Suor Orsola Benincasa, Italy (JD)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Italian Bar