Micael Montinari
Partner
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 joined the firm in 2006 and became partner in 2009.

He heads the dispute resolution team (ranked by Legal500 since 2006).

Since 1998 he deals with litigation matters, often with significant international aspects.

He advises Italian and foreign clients on commercial, corporate and intellectual property related matters, unfair competition, advertising issues, proceedings before the competition and consumers authority and other Italian agencies (Communications AuthorityData Protection authority, etc.).

His experience also includes ad hoc and managed arbitration, also serving as counsel and arbitrator, and mediation.

He has an extensive expertise in the  digital and media, retail, fashion and luxury sectors.

Micael speaks often at seminars and roundtables and authors articles related to litigation and arbitration topics. For example, in 2017 he has been panelist at the American Bar Association ‐ International Law Section conference in Barcellona on “Cybersecurity: The New Hidden Risks of M&A Deals” 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), of which he is Liason Officer for Italy for the International Law Section.

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 an 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.

In 2019 Micael has been included by Who’s Who Legal among the Italian experts of the Litigation practice area in the WWL: Italy 2019 guide.

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.

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.
CHAMBERS EUROPE 2017 – DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The quality of his legal advice is excellent; he is realistic and able to anticipate any potential issues”.
CLIENT CHOICE INTERNATIONAL 2017 – LITIGATION (ITALY)
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