About Me

I've practiced law since 1990, having graduated from the University of Milan. I'm the founding partner of Bird & Bird Italy and I'm passionate about protecting the values of our firm.

My advice informs our clients on domestic and pan-European Intellectual Property litigation around patents, trademarks, copyright, advertising and unfair competition in life sciences, media, IT, internet, telecoms, food, fashion and luxury goods.

As well as managing trademark portfolios, I also advise on non-contentious IP/IT/TMT and regulatory issues such as licensing, R&D, MTA, clinical trials, software agreements and IT, maintenance, outsourcing, disruptive technologies, pre-clearance advertising and data protection.

I lecture at San Raffaele University and continue to publish in the areas of licensing, product liability, copyright, technology transfer and inventors awards.

I served as Chair of the firm from 2016 until 2020. You'll find me in the IP and Life Sciences sections of a number of the key international directories. I'm often invited to speak at conferences covering sectors and issues as diverse as biotech, incubators, cloud computing and crowdsourcing.


  • Università degli Studi di Milano, LL.B., Intellectual Property law


  • Milan Bar Association, Italy in 1995
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'An excellent consultant with great analytical skills', Mostardini is 'reliable, pragmatic and handles every matter in a business-oriented manner'

IAM Patent 1000 2021

'One of the country's best litigators'

WTR 1000 2021

'He was the first Italian worldwide chairman of an international law firm: Bird & Bird. He held this position until 2020. He is an authority in the field of intellectual property. He is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field. During the year, he assisted Lendlease in designing and implementing the Federated Innovation project. He advised Centro Cardiologico Monzino on the setting up of the start-up Oloker Therapeutics. He supported the firm's team that assisted Snfl before the Agcm. He loves playing the piano.'

Legalcommunity 'Best 50 lawyers' in Italy 2021

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