Valentina Montanari


Contact details

T +39 051 0331955
F +39 051 0331946

Main areas
  • Compliance
  • Insolvency and business distress
  • Corporate
  • IP / IT
  • M&A


Valentina Montanari provides legal assistance to national and foreign companies, in particular in connection with commercial and company law, with the drafting and negotiation of contracts and in the relating litigation, judicial and extrajudicial.

Valentina Montanari also assists companies in the start-up phase, in the process of development/internationalisation, in restructuring phases in connection with business distress, providing assistance also in connection with drafting and negotiating contracts for M&A operations and requests for the admission to voluntary restructuring/insolvency procedures.

She has significant experience in the sectors of the auto motive, mechanical und pharmaceutical/medical industries.

She further has specific expertise in the frame work of the commercial relations between Italian companies and their counterparts of German language, with particular regard to handling the relationships with Italian companies in a situation of business distress; she is one of the members of the German desk of Dike Schindhelm.


  • Legal assistance in favour of important automobile producers in connection with business rental agreements with distressed suppliers with a view to safeguarding the production as well as in the area of litigation with suppliers.
  • Legal assistance in favour of the buyer in the framework of an important M&A transaction in the sanitary industry.
  • Continuous assistance in favour of a SME with particular regard to the handling of situations of business crises and drafting of the documents for admission to insolvency procedures.


Since 2012 Valentina Montanari is a partner of Dike Schindhelm.

Between 2002 and 2012 she has collaborated with a commercial law office in Bologna (Italia).

In 2006 she has been admitted to the bar in Bologna.

In 2007 Valentina Montanari has experienced an internship in the legal department of AUDI AG.

In 2002 she has graduated cum laude from the University of Bologna in legal studies.

She is a member of the association of German Italian lawyers, the center for insolvency studies in Bologna and of A.P.R.I. – Association Business restructuring.