Marcello Giustiniani


  • Employment law, with particular focus on:
    • management of relationships with senior management
    • remuneration of senior management in regulated sectors
    • corporate crises, including mass redundancies
    • corporate reorganisation for extraordinary transactions
    • assistance with trade-union negotiations
    • social security contributions
    • international mobility of employees
    • competition and confidentiality
    • litigation
    • corporate governance
  • Foreign languages: English, French


  • Former member of the Board as Executive Director (co-managing partner 2013-2018)
  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of the Restructuring & Insolvency Focus Team
  • Member of the Sports Law Focus Team
  • Member of the Innovation and Digital Transformation (strategic support)
  • Partner since BonelliErede was founded
  • Member of the Board of Directors of beLab S.p.A. (a public limited company wholly owned by BonelliErede) since July 2020
  • Former partner at a Milan-based boutique employment law firm

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Marcello as an expert in labour law in Italy.


“He is widely regarded as a top player in the market and a phenomenal labour lawyer.”

(Chambers & Partners)


  • Professor of employment law at the Milan Bar association’s forensic school
  • Lecturer at the advanced school of labour, trade-union and social welfare law run by the Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani, of which Marcello is a founding member
  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice clients before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione)
  • Member of the Italian Journalists’ Association
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

BonelliErede’s alternative legal services provider beLab enhances its services and becomes a company - 14 October 2020

Innovation, technology and scalability: these are the traits that distinguish the services offered by beLab, BonelliErede’s alternative legal service provider, which is now a newly incorporated public limited company. Alessandro Musella, president of the new company, commented: “beLab has s …

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BonelliErede adapts its governance structure to face new challenges - 3 December 2018

BonelliErede’s partners met on Saturday, 1 December, to discuss some important aspects concerning the governance structure of the firm, which is the leader in Italy for legal and tax services. Board members Stefano Cacchi Pessani, Marcello Giustiniani, Umberto Nicodano, Alberto Saravalle and …

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BonelliErede fields new Sports Law Focus Team - 27 July 2018

BonelliErede’s lawyers specialising in sports law have combined their forces to officially establish a dedicated Focus Team. The firm’s path to innovation continues with the formal announcement of a team of professionals from various practices, who have assisted athletes, sports clubs, inve …

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