Corporate partner Daniela Della Rosa advises international luxury and premium brands operating in the fashion, retail, food, travel, well-being, and design industries on the full range of corporate and commercial work.

Operations and Portfolio Management for International Premium Brands

Ms. Della Rosa advises international premium brands on their operations and portfolio management in Italy, the U.S. and internationally. Her career spans both private practice and business affairs: she previously worked as Associate General Counsel with Levi Strauss and most recently Gucci, where she acted as Worldwide General Counsel on the Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Sergio Rossi brands, while serving on the Board of Directors for a number of Gucci Group companies. She has also worked in private practice in Rome, Milan, Washington, D.C. and Brussels, giving her excellent insight into EU regulations, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations .

Legal and Commercial Advice for Luxury and Premium Brands

Ms. Della Rosa possesses a strategic understanding and insight into the particular commercial and legal challenges faced by premium brands that operate internationally.

She has performed the role of independent general counsel for a number of major companies and brand owners in the Italian and UK markets. In this unique role, she has supported mergers and acquisitions, given traditional legal advice, as well as led bespoke in-house trainings to commercial teams and legal departments.

She advises brand owners on all aspects of luxury multi-channel distribution (such as retail, concessions, and e-commerce), consumer and intellectual property protection as well as technology practices in various sectors, from food to fashion and design. Her practice includes:

  • Intellectual property portfolio management for strategic brand growth including licensing, co-branding and strategic partnerships;
  • Privacy and data protection advice on digital marketing, customer analytics and profiling and industry standards and best practices;
  • Joint ventures including technology partnerships, negotiations, and mediation;
  • Commercial agreements of all kinds, from manufacturing agreements, distribution agreements, and marketing agreements, to franchise agreements and store lease agreements.

Full Range of Corporate M&A and Transactional Advice

Clients benefit from the unparalleled insight into the legal and commercial operation of premium businesses Ms. Della Rosa has developed, which she combines with a practical, commercial approach to driving value and minimizing risk for corporates, private equity firms and family offices investing internationally, particularly in high end, premium industries such as fashion and luxury brands.

Clients include private and publicly traded companies, ranging from brands, fashion houses, designers, wholesalers and retailers to companies operating in heavily regulated sectors such as insurance and banking, which value their brands and branded services.

Independent Directorships for Insurance, Banking and Premium Brands

Highly sought after for her commercial acumen and insight into the full range of issues facing premium businesses, Ms. Della Rosa serves currently as Lead Independent Director in IEG expo S.p.A. and is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Acquirente Unico.

Thought Leadership

Ms. Della Rosa is a lecturer at L.U.I.S.S. Fashion Law Master, which she curated, and a regular speaker at international seminars and conferences.