Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis


T. +39 02 72554.1
T. +1 310 284 3210


Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – MILAN


1875 Century Park East Suite 700,
Century City, Los Angeles CA 90067

Alessandra Tarissi De Jacobis joined De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani in 2017 and was previously partner in Cocuzza & Associati Studio Legale.


Before that and after a two year course at the Scuola Notarile Napoletana, she commenced her professional activity working for Studio Legale Lupoi in Rome and, subsequently, at the Milan office of Baker & McKenzie.


Alessandra’s work is mainly concentrated on all phases of M&A transactions, from due diligence to closing and post-closing assistance, but it also covers real estate transactions, mainly related to commercial centres/outlets and M&A transactions linked to real estate development.


Alessandra has in particular specialized her practice with reference to companies’ Legal protection both before and after a data breach. This includes assisting companies to develop or improve data privacy practices and incident response plans through privacy and security assessments, in order to minimize the impact and risk of a data breach and to put the company in a better position to respond if a breach occurs. Alessandra has already advised clients in response to breaches, including one of the major companies active in the field of offensive cyber security.


Alessandra has also improved her cyber practice by registry dealing with Dual Use legislation.


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She has also broad expertise in all matters related concerning distribution agreements and software licensing. She has acquired a thorough knowledge of the fashion/retail, automotive and manufacturing industries where most of her clients operate.


Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, Alessandra is Vice Chair of the International M&A Joint Venture Committee and Section of International Law (ABA SIL) and has been the ABA SIL Liaison Officer to the Milan Bar Council since 2014. Also, she is Co-Chairs Co-Chairs of the International Intellectual Property Rights Committee of the ABA International Law Section since 2019.


She is also Chair of the International Investments Committee of the Real Property Trust and Estate Section (ABA RPTE) and acted as Chair of the Cross-Border Real Estate Practice Committee in ABA SIL for two years from 2012 to 2014.


Alessandra was the first Italian woman President of AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) in 2011; she has also held numerous other positions in AIJA, including that of Chair of the Human Rights Committee, 2012 – 2014, Chair of the Real Estate Commission of AIJA, 2007 – 2009 and Deputy Chair of the AIJA M & A Committee, 2004 -2007.


In 2012 she was awarded the Special Plaque at the 24th Edition of the Marisa Bellisario Award and, more recently, she has also turned her attention to issues arising from the relationships between business and human rights protection.


Since 2019 Alessandra is co-chair of the International Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.


She speaks at conferences and gives lectures, especially on M&A and real estate issues.

Areas of expertise

Admitted to the Italian Bar


Los Angeles, Master of Laws (LLM) in Entertainment Law (with merit scholarship), Loyola Law School

Rome, Degree in Law, La Sapienza University


Italian, English, French, Spanish