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Labour & Employment 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Angelo Zambelli is a greatly respected figure in the region whom sources praise for his "capacity for understanding the issues and risks, reformulating the problem and finding solutions with a minimum of risk to reach the goals".

Biography

Angelo Zambelli is co-managing partner, member of the executive committee and head of the employment and industrial relations department of Grimaldi Studio Legale.

He amassed an outstanding reputation in employment and labour law, industrial relations and issues relating to agency contracts and labour litigation. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganisation and downsizing of either domestic companies or the Italian subsidiaries of international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients advising them on handling complicated industrial relations matters and often represents companies during negotiations.

After earning his JD magna cum laude at the University of Milan in 1987, he became a member of the Italian Bar Association in 1992. Since 2004, he has the right of audience before the Italian Supreme Court.

He is an established lecturer at many conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, AIDP (Italian Association of Personnel Management), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani; Italian Labour Lawyers Association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association).

He's the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of AGI, AIDP, EELA, IBA and ABA. He's also member of the main international legal directories.

Angelo is author of several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are Manuale di Diritto del Lavoro (Employment and Labour Law Handbook) (630 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019; Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (Company Crisis and Employment Relationship) (Collection of five books; 1,070 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2018, which – on June 21, 2019 – has been awarded as the Best Book on Employment Law by the Labour Consultants Association of Milan; International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (Italian Section) (98 pages) - IBA and Wolters Kluwer, sixth edition (2018), fifth edition (2017) and fourth edition (2016).

He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy, according to Legalcommunity and GQ magazine published by Condé - which have listed professionals who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.

He won the award for Best Lawyer of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards in 2017, 2015 and 2014, as well as the award for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions in 2012 and 2013. Angelo has received the Le Fonti award as Employment Lawyer of the Year 2018.

In addition, his department has been awarded as Best Practice Restructuring (2018) and as Law Firm of the Year - Labour Restructuring (2016) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It has also recently received the award as Law Firm of the Year at the Le Fonti Labour Awards 2019.

According to a survey made by Legalcommunity, Angelo is one of the five employment lawyers to have been classified as a "star" in the Italian labour market in the last four/five years, having been one of the lawyers who obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.

In 2018, Who's Who Legal included Angelo among the four "Most Highly Regarded" lawyers in Italy with regard to labour, employment and benefits.

Pensions & Benefits 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

 Angelo Zambelli is a top-tier labour and employment lawyer. Sources identify his "problem solving, ability to manage different parties and his knowledge of the social law in Italy" as particular strengths of his practice.

Biography

Angelo Zambelli is co-managing partner, member of the executive committee and head of the employment and industrial relations department of Grimaldi Studio Legale.

He amassed an outstanding reputation in employment and labour law, industrial relations and issues relating to agency contracts and labour litigation. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganisation and downsizing of either domestic companies or the Italian subsidiaries of international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients advising them on handling complicated industrial relations matters and often represents companies during negotiations.

After earning his JD magna cum laude at the University of Milan in 1987, he became a member of the Italian Bar Association in 1992. Since 2004, he has the right of audience before the Italian Supreme Court.

He is an established lecturer at many conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, AIDP (Italian Association of Personnel Management), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani; Italian Labour Lawyers Association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association).

He's the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of AGI, AIDP, EELA, IBA and ABA. He's also member of the main international legal directories.

Angelo is author of several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are Manuale di Diritto del Lavoro (Employment and Labour Law Handbook) (630 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019; Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (Company Crisis and Employment Relationship) (Collection of five books; 1,070 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2018, which – on June 21, 2019 – has been awarded as the Best Book on Employment Law by the Labour Consultants Association of Milan; International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (Italian Section) (98 pages) - IBA and Wolters Kluwer, sixth edition (2018), fifth edition (2017) and fourth edition (2016).

He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy, according to Legalcommunity and GQ magazine published by Condé - which have listed professionals who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.

He won the award for Best Lawyer of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards in 2017, 2015 and 2014, as well as the award for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions in 2012 and 2013. Angelo has received the Le Fonti award as Employment Lawyer of the Year 2018.

In addition, his department has been awarded as Best Practice Restructuring (2018) and as Law Firm of the Year - Labour Restructuring (2016) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It has also recently received the award as Law Firm of the Year at the Le Fonti Labour Awards 2019.

According to a survey made by Legalcommunity, Angelo is one of the five employment lawyers to have been classified as a "star" in the Italian labour market in the last four/five years, having been one of the lawyers who obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.

In 2018, Who's Who Legal included Angelo among the four "Most Highly Regarded" lawyers in Italy with regard to labour, employment and benefits.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Angelo Zambelli sits among the very elite labour and employment specialists in Italy this year, and is praised for his “speediness, efficiency and straightforward approach”.

Biography

Angelo Zambelli is co-managing partner, member of the executive committee and head of the employment and industrial relations department of Grimaldi Studio Legale.

He amassed an outstanding reputation in employment and labour law, industrial relations and issues relating to agency contracts and labour litigation. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganisation and downsizing of either domestic companies or the Italian subsidiaries of international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients advising them on handling complicated industrial relations matters and often represents companies during negotiations.

After earning his JD magna cum laude at the University of Milan in 1987, he became a member of the Italian Bar Association in 1992. Since 2004, he has the right of audience before the Italian Supreme Court.

He is an established lecturer at many conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, AIDP (Italian Association of Personnel Management), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani; Italian Labour Lawyers Association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association).

He’s the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of AGI, AIDP, EELA, IBA and ABA. He’s also member of the main international legal directories.

Angelo is author of several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are Manuale di Diritto del Lavoro (Employment and Labour Law Handbook) (630 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019; Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (Company Crisis and Employment Relationship) (Collection of five books; 1,070 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2018; International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (Italian Section) (98 pages) - IBA and Wolters Kluwer, sixth edition (2018), fifth edition (2017) and fourth edition (2016).

He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy, according to Legalcommunity and GQ magazine published by Condé – which have listed professionals who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.

He won the award for Best Lawyer of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards in 2017, 2015 and 2014, as well as the award for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions in 2012 and 2013. Angelo has received the Le Fonti award as Employment Lawyer of the Year 2018.

In addition, his department has been awarded as Best Practice Restructuring (2018) and as Law Firm of the Year – Labour Restructuring (2016) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It has also recently received the award as Law Firm of the Year at the Le Fonti Labour Awards 2019.

According to a survey made by Legalcommunity, Angelo is one of the five employment lawyers to have been classified as a “star” in the Italian labour market in the last four/five years, having been one of the lawyers who obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.

In 2018, Who’s Who Legal included Angelo among the four “Most Highly Regarded” lawyers in Italy with regard to labour, employment and benefits.

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