Michele Bignami > ADVANT Nctm > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

20121 MILAN

Work Department

Employment Law

Corporate & Commercial Law


Michele Bignami, Equity Partner at Nctm advises large multinational groups and local companies across a range of industries on employment and industrial relation matters.  He also advises on distribution cases, which for historic reasons in Italy these types of cases come within Italy’s  Labour law).
Michele regularly advises top-managers both during the negotiation of their employment agreement and in connection with the termination of their engagement.  He also has expertise in the M&A sector stemming from early in his career and is frequently involved in large transactional projects concerning labour restructuring procedures.
Michele leads employment-law focused groups, which include academics and business professionals, on the impact and potential risks which new technologies may pose in the workplace as it relates to employees and workplace policies and procedures.


2010-Present, Nctm Studio Legale, Equity partner;
1999-2010, Equity partner and co-founder of CBM & Partners – Studio Legale;
1987 -1998, Studio Legale Bignami, Equity partner and Founder;
1989 – 1996, Erede e Associati (now BE Bonelli Erede), associate;
1987-1988, Foster Wheeler Energy (UK) Ltd, assistant to General Counsel.


Italian, English, French.


IBA – International Bar Association – Employment and Industrial Relations Committee; Anti-discrimination Committee; Immigration Law Committee EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association AGI – Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani (Italian Employment Lawyers’ Association); GIDP – Gruppo Intersettoriale Direttori del Personale; (HRM’s Group Association: Scientific Committee); AIDP – Associazione Italiana Direttori del Personale; QMC Alumni.


Master in Financial Statements (Part I), Bocconi University, 1991.

IPD in Intellectual Property, University of London, 1988.

Law Degree, fullbright, Università degli Studi di Milano, 1987.


Fascinated by Technology and Visual Arts, avid skier and golfer.  He is a voracious reader and enjoys a good read.

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Employment

ADVANT Nctm’s independent employment and industrial relations department has a notable reputation for handling terminations, trade union negotiations and in close collaboration with the M&A department, handling bankruptcies and restructurings. Employment and industrial relations expert Michele Bignami is the key contact and leads the practice. He handles incentives, employment issues connected to restructuring, trade union negotiations, collective contracts and dismissals. Roberta Russo advises enterprises and financial institutions on employment challenges connected to M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. Francesca Pittau and Daniele Fumagalli are other key contacts.

Italy > Industry focus: Luxury goods

ADVANT Nctm routinely advises domestic and international luxury sector companies on day-to-day legal matters. The practice also assists with major strategic projects such as M&A, listings, trade mark registrations, litigation, financings, and cross-border tax activities. Michele Bignami advises on the employment aspects of the luxury goods sectors, and Lorenzo Attolico heads up the IP practice, within which Paolo Lazzarino assists brands from the fashion, design, beverage and automotive sectors on IP matters.