Paolo Montironi > ADVANT Nctm > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity

Restructuring & Turnaround


Equity Partner. Paolo Montironi is one of the Founding Partners of Nctm and he dedicates his time to advising his clients; a focus he has never lost even when serving as managing partner for the firm. He has extensive expertise in all aspects of mergers & acquisitions, private equity and restructuring, including representing multinational companies in public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and working closely with private equity firms.  He has been listed by Chambers Europe as a Leading Individual for M&A, and Private Equity and ranked as Top Tier 1 for Private Equity. He is consistently involved in major acquisitions and privatisations, both domestically and internationally. In particular, he has handled a large number of leveraged buyouts on behalf of Italian and foreign private equity firms, such as Oaktree Capital, Pillarstone (KKR), Bridgepoint Capital, Clessidra, Barclays Private Equity, Investcorp, Rhone Capital, L Capital and Opera Private Equity. Mr. Montironi has also managed many complex restructuring activities such as Maire Technimont, Navigazione Montanari, Premuda, Limoni e La Gardenia, Nectar.

He is Senior Partner and member of the Board at Nctm.


Partner, Nctm Studio Legale, 2000-2001.

Partner, Studio Legale Negri-Clementi Montironi e Soci 1995 -1999.

Partner, Studio Legale Negri-Clementi, Bernascone e Soci 1992-1995.

Partner ,Studio Legale Negri-Clementi 1990-1991

Associate,Studio Legale Negri-Clementi 1988-1989.


Italian, English.


Admitted to the Bar of Milan, 1991.


Law Degree, Università Cattolica, Milano 1986.


Reading, Tennis, Golf.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Private equity

(Leading individuals)

Paolo MontironiADVANT Nctm

ADVANT Nctm supports on high-end private equity deals, both domestically and internationally, leveraging its overseas offices in London, Shanghai and Brussels in the process. The team is geared to provide a full-service offering, supporting on merger, acquisition, investment, divestment and corporate finance mandates, and counts its proficiency in investment fund establishment as a key distinguisher. Founding partner Paolo Montironi is vastly experienced when it comes to leveraged buyouts on behalf of private equity firms and Pietro Zanoni  has considerable knowledge of the food, pharmaceutical, food and fashion sectors.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Paolo MontironiADVANT Nctm

Noted for its ‘extensive experience and deep and wide bench’, ADVANT Nctm has a presence in London, Shanghai and Brussels, in addition to its local offices in Rome and Milan. The practice is geared for M&A, private equity and corporate finance mandates, placing a high degree of emphasis on the TMT, energy, credit and financial services, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. Matteo Trapani  heads the team and is notably admitted to both the Italian and New York bars; he is supported by founding partners Paolo Montironi, particularly well-versed in leveraged buyouts, and Alberto Toffoletto who, in addition to commercial transactions, also handles litigation, arbitration and antitrust mandates.

Italy > Restructuring and insolvency

ADVANT Nctm‘s restructuring and turnaround team has notable strength in handling business crises, restructuring negotiations, insolvency procedures, distressed investment and special opportunities. Synergies between the bankruptcy law practice and the corporate affairs practice allows for cross-departmental assistance. The practice is led by Fabio Marelli, who stands out for his expertise in complex restructurings. Paolo Montironi is singled out for having acted for Investcorp and Equistone in the sale of N&W Global Vending to Lone Star.