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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Massimiliano Mostardini and his team are highly client-focused.

Chambers Europe, 2023

Lawyer of the Year in Fashion and Luxury.

TopLegal Industry Awards, 2023

He is one of the most knowledgeable legal managers on the market, as well as one of the lords of intellectual property and life sciences in Italy. For almost twenty years at Bird & Bird (of which he was also global chairman from 2016 to 2020) Massimiliano has distinguished himself, among other things, for his work on the innovation district project (Federated Innovation) in Milan.

Legalcommunity '50 Best Lawyers' in Italy, 2023

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