Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is VITA’s Technical Partner. Attilio Mazzilli, Head of the Italian Tech Group, contributed to the establishment of the acceleration program.  

Attilio Mazzilli

Attilio Mazzilli: Orrick is VITA’s Technical Partner

Global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is the Technical Partner of VITA, the new acceleration program by CDP Venture Capital. Head of the Italian Tech Group Attilio Mazzilli commented on the partnership between Orrick and VITA after playing a leading role in the operation that led to its establishment. “We are proud to have Orrick as our Technical Partner, supporting all our teams with contractual aspects and legal mentorship. Orrick is a global law firm focused on serving the Technology & Innovation, Finance and Energy & Infrastructure sectors globally, with over 1100 lawyers in more than 25 offices in the US, Europe and Asia”, can be read on VITA’s website. Described as “the most dominant tech law firm in Europe”, Orrick can count on a team with a vast experience in advising start-ups with new technology platforms, venture capital funds investing in tech companies and corporate venture capitals in their tech investments. “We are proud to be part of VITA, a strategic initiative that will make Italy more competitive in a fast-paced and dynamic sector – commented Attilio Mazzilli – We are happy to create a link between our tech network and digital health disruptors who offer new products and services leveraging on AI, data, and unprecedented connective and mobile capabilities. At Orrick, we take innovation seriously”.

Attilio Mazzilli was the leader of the team that assisted the establishment of VITA

Head of the Italian Tech Group, Member of the International Technology Companies group and Orrick’s Corporate Partner since 2015, Attilio Mazzilli was the lawyer leading the team that assisted Healthware Group in the operation that led to the establishment of VITA. The acceleration program by CDP Venture Capital is entirely dedicated to digital health and it has the objective of providing support to start-ups with a huge potential in operating in the digital health sector. In particular, they focus on innovative solutions for healthcare’s digital transformation. The acceleration program’s areas of interest are those with a particular criticality and a potential for transformative solutions. These include: respiratory diseases, women’s health, rare diseases, chronic pain and ophthalmology. Attilio Mazzilli supported a lot of major companies, advising them in important operations. Gruppo Intesa San Paolo, Cattolica Assicurazioni, Teko Telecom, Octo Telematics and Prima Assicurazioni are some examples. He also advised Banca Sella Holding and Fabrick on a joint venture agreement with illimity Bank regarding Hype, as well as Cerba HealthCare on its acquisition of Lifebrain from Investindustrial and Scalapay on both its Series B and Series A founding round. He was named “Lawyer of the Year for Venture Capital 2020” and he contributed as well to several awards for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP: “Law Firm Firm of the Year 2021 for Venture Capital”, “Law Firm of the Year 2020 for M&A Small Cap” (BeBeez and PBV), and “Law Firm of the Year 2020 for Fintech” (TopLegal Industry Awards.