Michela Bani

Partner – Milan and Turin


Degree from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, 2002.

Bar Associations

Member of the Milan Bar Association


Italian, English and French 



Michela Bani is a Partner of LabLaw Studio Legale Rotondi & Partners and Head of the LabLaw M&A department.

She is the Italian point professional of the L&E Global Alliance and coordinate the activities of the LabLaw French, German and Spanish desks.

She is specialised in labour law and deals with all aspects of personal and organisational matters: from the management of employment relationships to dismissals, from company reorganisations to labour law activities in acquisition, sale and IPO transactions, from the management of executive relationships to collaboration and agency relationships.
She interfaces daily with leading national and international clients and specialises in assisting companies operating in the hotel and fashion industries, to which she offers a problem-solving approach to personnel management and work organisation.

Lawyer Bani joined LabLaw in November 2012, after more than 6 years of experience at Labruna Mazziotti Segni law firm.

Previously, she worked with Lovells and CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni.

Professional skills

– Advising leading private companies in ordinary and extraordinary labour law matters and in litigation against employees, managers and general managers.
– Labour law advice on all matters relating to employment relationships, from the establishment of the employment relationship to its termination.
– Mergers and acquisitions of companies or business units. Procedures ex art. 47, l. 428/1990
– Industrial restructuring and company reorganisation processes
– Labour law assistance in the context of M&A and IPO transactions
– Labour litigation in connection with subordinate employment relationships (proceedings concerning dismissals, both collective and individual, disciplinary and/or for objective reasons, higher classification, differences in remuneration, transfer of place of work or company, etc.) and self-employment relationships (fixed-term contracts, self-employment contracts, procurement contracts)
– Litigation concerning labour relations of managers and directors of companies

Professional associations

Michela is a member of the:

  • Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI),
  • International Bar Association (IBA),
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)



  • “Agenzia e procacciamento nell’era della digitalizzazione. Contratti commerciali o strumenti di organizzazione aziendale?” (Agency and procurement in the age of digitalization. Commercial contracts or business organization tools?), in Rotondi F. (directed by), La gestione della risorsa umana: le leve del cambiamento, 2021, 250
  • “Il ruolo delle APL e delle politiche attive nei processi di ristrutturazione” (The role of Employment Agencies and active policies in restructuring processes), in Rotondi F. (directed by), La gestione della risorsa umana: le leve del cambiamento, 2021, 550
  • “Retribuzione dei dirigenti e benefici per i dipendenti in Italia 2020” (Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits in Italy 2020), Getting the Deal Through, October 2020
  • “Lavoro e previdenza” (Work and welfare), Ipsoa InPratica 2020, 2019 and 2018
  • “Decreto fiscale, quale la responsabilità del committente?” (Fiscal decree, what is the responsibility of the principal?), Guida al Lavoro, n. 44/2019
  • “Diritto del Lavoro e delle relazioni industriali” (Handbook of Labor Law and Industrial Relations), Ipsoa, October 2017 and 2014, edited by Francesco Rotondi
  • “Lavoro – Formulario Commentato. Profili sostanziali, gestionali e processuali” (Labor – Commented Formulary. Substantial, managerial and procedural profiles), edited by: Maresca, Romei, Failla, Brisciani and Rausei – Ipsoa 2017
  • “Job Rules in Italy. Labour law and industrial relations”, edited by Francesco Rotondi and Luca Failla – Ipsoa 2015
  • “Codice commentato del rapporto di lavoro. Dottrina e giurisprudenza” (Commented code of the employment relationship. Doctrine and case law), edited by Francesco Rotondi– Ipsoa 2013
  • “La criminalità femminile nella rappresentazione mediatica” (Female criminality in the media representation), in G. Forti – M. Bertolino “La televisione del crimine”, Milano 2005

Teaching activities

Michela participates as a lecturer in courses and conferences on labour law.

Accolades & awards

Michela has been recognized for her work in the field of Italian employment law by:

  • Legalcommunity  Top female lawyers having managerial role in the Italian Law firms – March 2021
  • Milano Finanza Legal Awards 2020 – Italian Employment Law
  • LegalCommunity Labour Report 2019 – Recognized Professional
  • LegalCommunity Labour Report 2018 – Recognized Professional
  • LegalCommunity Labour Report 2017 – Recognized Professional
  • LegalCommunity Labour Report 2016 – Recognized Professional