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Micael Montinari


Micael Montinari

Cross-border litigation specialist and arbitrator Micael Montinari is savvy to the commercial needs of his clients in the fashion and digital fields.”
WTR1000 2019

Micael is described as a ‘careful, goal-oriented professional’. He advises clients on a broad range of disputes including those related to advertising, unfair competition and IP. He has experience in both litigation and arbitration.

The quality of his legal advice is excellent; he is realistic and able to anticipate any potential issues”.

Micael focuses on litigation, his clients include retail chains, fashion houses and brands, media/digital players. He heads the dispute resolution team (which is ranked by Legal500 since 2006). His experience includes a broad range of matters, including commercial and business and intellectual property disputes as well as arbitration, often with a significant cross‐border element.

Micael has 20 years of experience in all forms of commercial and corporate litigation (contractual disputes, corporate related matters, unfair competition, passing‐off, advertising issues, etc.), interim and injunctive proceedings, proceedings before the competition and consumers authority and other Italian agencies (Communications Authority, Data Protection authority, etc.), arbitration proceedings (including ad hoc and managed arbitration) serving as counsel and arbitrator, and mediation.

Micael speaks often at seminars and roundtables and authors articles related to litigation and arbitration topics.

For example, Micael was among the panelists at the seminar of the American Bar Association ‐ International Law Section (co‐sponsored by the International Litigation and Intellectual Property committees) on “Safeguarding Your Business Cross‐Border: How to Protect Corporate IP, Trade Secrets and Information Systems in a Globalized Economy” held on April 30, 2015.

Recently, he was panelist at the Arbimedia’s IV National Conference “Arbitration and Civil Mediation”, held in Turin on October 21, 2016, and at the AIGA (Young Italian Lawyers Association - Associazione Italiana Giovani Avvocati) conference “Technology and Law: new challenges”, held in Treviso on January 20, 2017.

Since 2010 he has been a contributor for Italy to Doing Business, Enforcing Contracts, published by the World Bank.

He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Micael received his law degree in 1998 from La Sapienza University of Rome.

He joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2009.

Previously, he worked with a leading Italian independent litigation boutique firm from 1998 to 2006 (as partner from 2003).

Micael is ranked by Legal500 for Dispute Resolution and by World Trademark Review, and he was recognized as a Client Choice International Awards 2017 winner in the Litigation practice area.

Foreign languages: English (speaking proficiency).

Micael is a member of the Rome Bar Association (A-29052) and is admitted to represent clients before the Supreme Court of Cassation.



Milano: +39 02 722341
Roma: +39 06 696661

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