Marilù Capparelli

Marilù Capparelli is one of the managing directors of Google Legal Department in the EMEA area and she leads a team of lawyers located in different countries. Marilu is an Italian qualified lawyer with experience within major international law firms, at the Court of Justice of the European Union and inhouse. Before joining Google, she was Head of Legal and Government Affairs at eBay Inc., Skype and Paypal. She graduated and has a PHD at the University of Bologna where she used to be visiting lecturer in the Civil Law Department and she also specialized in EU law working at Court of Justice of the European Union and studying at the College of Europe. She has a lecture and executive committee member role at the Bocconi LLM program Law of Internet Technology, at the SDA Bocconi Executive Program on Digital Economy and Law and tax implications of new business models and at LUISS Executive program in European Data Protection Law. She is the author of several legal articles and she frequently gives speeches at legal and policy conferences. She has recently been selected amongst Italian leader in her sector by Harvard Law School to give a speech to the faculty on legal and policy challenges in the Digital Era. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish, French and English and she has basic knowledge of German. She has obtained several honors and international awards. She has been recently listed amongst the 30 most influential Italian women lawyers. In September 2016, she was appointed member of the Board of Director of RCS MediaGroup where she is currently a board independent director and she also covers the role of Lead Independent Director.

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