Mr Stefano Silvestri > Bird & Bird > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird
20122 MILANO

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Stefano is a corporate and commercial transactions lawyer with particular focus on M&A, acting for technology, manufacturing, fashion/luxury and retail & consumer businesses.

Working out of Bird & Bird Milan and San Francisco offices, he is often involved in deals with a significant international element, acting for global organizations, fast-growth tech companies and financial investors.
Alongside his transactional work, he supports US clients by connecting them with our European, Middle East and Asia-Pacific legal experts across all practice areas.

Having joined Bird & Bird in 2003, made partner at the age of 31 in 2008, and acted as co-lead of Bird & Bird international Corporate Group for five years until 2019, Stefano knows the majority of Bird & Bird people worldwide and can easily identify the right lawyer to meet the needs and expectations of  clients.

As of May 2021, Stefano has been appointed Board Member of the Firm.


Italian, English, German


Notre Dame Law School, LLM, International Comparative Law
Università degli Studi di Ferrara, J.D., Law Degree

State Bar of California – Registered Foreign Legal Consultant, 2018
Italy Bar, 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

(Leading individuals)

Stefano Silvestri Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s team works closely with the firm’s antitrust, commercial and corporate law experts to advise clients on the full spectrum of TMT activities, ranging from regulatory and commercial advice to data protection and dispute resolution. Massimiliano Mostardini represents clients in non-contentious regulatory matters related to IT, maintenance, outsourcing, disruptive technologies and pre-clearance advertising. TMT law and regulations expert Federico Marini-Balestra and corporate and commercial transactions specialist Stefano Silvestri are also recommended. Giovanni Galimberti and Simone Cadeddu are other names to note.

Italy > Industry focus: Retail

Bird & Bird assists clients in retail matters concerning a wide range of issues, such as brand management, franchising, e-commerce, data protection, employment, consumer regulation and dispute resolution. The firm is accustomed to assisting in multi-jurisdictional matters with offices across the globe able to enhance its advice to clients. Stefano Silvestri, the co-head of the practice has extensive experience in the retail industry with a focus on corporate and commercial transactions. Managing partner Giovanni Galimberti co-heads the practice and adds his expertise in IP law to the dedicated group.

Italy > Industry focus: Manufacturing

Bird & Bird has a group dedicated to the industry with expertise in a wide range of matters, including corporate, commercial, IP, IT, tax, employment, regulatory, compliance and real estate matters. The firm is especially strong in relation to the automotive sector, with experience in innovative aspects of the industry such as autonomous driving. It also utilises its international footprint to assist clients on cross-border disputes involving a broad number of jurisdictions. Stefano Silvestri spearheads the practice, advising on M&A matters for major global organisations and financial investors.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Key areas for Bird & Bird’s Italian corporate team are M&A, private equity, venture capital, restructuring, joint ventures, and commercial and company law. Alberto Salvadè focuses on M&A and private equity transactions, while Stefano Silvestri acts for technology, fashion, luxury, retail and consumer businesses. Edoardo Courir is another experienced practitioner.