Avv. Felix Hofer

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Career

Born in 1948 in Merano (Italy), Felix achieved a cum laude degree from the Faculty of Jurisprudence - University of Florence in 1971, then trained as a lawyer and was registered to the Florence Bar in 1974. He's admitted to appear and defend before the Italian Supreme Court and all other Superior Jurisdictions since 1988. He is a founding partner of the Florence based law firm Hofer-Lösch-Torricelli, which provides legal services to domestic and foreign clients whose businesses require legal assistance either under the so-called "Community Law" (i.e. the Directives and Regulations issued by the European Union) or Italian regulations (national as well as local). Having acted for almost 20 years - and still acting - as general counsel for a number of local municipalities, Felix Hofer has also achieved significant experience in the area of regulated businesses from both sides, the inside one (under the public administration's perspective as to reviewing and approval procedures as well as to handling administrative proceedings) and the outside one (from the position of the applicant seeking official approval or initiating administrative procedures with a local authority).

Languages: Italian, German, English.

Main areas of practice

Counselling and litigation in administrative and civil law, especially for public corporations and companies, with a special focus on:

  • Advertising and marketing campaigns,
  • sales promotions EU Regulations
  • Data protection and privacy issues
  • Electronic commerce
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Zoning and construction law
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Tenders for works and services
  • Ecology and environment