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


  • Member of the Board as Executive Director (co-managing partner 2013-2018)
  • Member of the Corporate Governance Focus Team
  • Member of the Sports Law Focus Team
  • Member of the Innovation and Digital Transformation (strategic support)
  • Partner since BonelliErede was founded
  • Former partner at a Milan-based boutique employment law firm

Ranking and Awards

At the IX edition of the TopLegal Awards he was crowned Managing partner of the year together with Stefano Simontacchi

The “Chambers & Partners” and “The Legal 500 EMEA” international legal directories list Marcello Giustiniani among the leading labour law experts 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 adapts its governance structure to face new challenges

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

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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BonelliErede awards two “Franco Bonelli” scholarships

BonelliErede honours the extraordinary legacy of its founder Franco Bonelli by annually granting two scholarships to law graduates who wish to complete their studies in the subjects he addressed in his writings (corporate law and corporate governance, privatization, international trade law, ant …

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