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Labour & Employment 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Angelo Zambelli is highly esteemed for his “efficiency in dealing with highly complex workplace problems” and his “strong business acumen”.

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 has 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 restructurings, including the reorganisation and downsizing of domestic companies and Italian subsidiaries of international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients in complicated industrial relations matters, and often represents companies during negotiations.

Angelo earned his JD magna cum laude at the University of Milan in 1987, and 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, the Italian Association of Personnel Management (AIDP), the Italian Labour Lawyers Association (AGI), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

He's the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of the AGI, AIDP, EELA, the IBA and the ABA. He is ranked by all 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”) (Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019); the Italian section of the International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (IBA and Wolters Kluwer, first to  seventh editions, 2013-2019);  and Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (“Company Crises and Employment Relationship”) (collection of five books, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2018), which on 21 June 2019 was named the Best Book on Employment Law by the  Labour Consultants Association of Milan.

He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy by Legalcommunity and

GQ magazine, which have both listed the professionals that stand out for their managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.

He has won the Legalcommunity Labour Award for Best Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2015 and 2017) and for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions  (2012 and 2013). Angelo won the 2018 Le Fonti award for Employment Lawyer of the Year.

In addition, his department was named Best Restructuring Practice (2018) and Best Law Firm of the Year for Restructuring (2016 and 2019) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It was also named Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Le Fonti Labour Awards.

Angelo is one of five employment lawyers in Italy to have gained a “star” ranking in Legalcommunity’s surveys for the past six years, having obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.

Angelo is ranked among the four “most highly regarded” Italian employment lawyers in the 2018 and 2019 editions of WWL; in the latter, he was placed first in the list.

Pensions & Benefits 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Angelo Zambelli is a "highly efficient lawyer" with a stellar reputation for his pensions and benefits work.

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 has 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 restructurings, including the reorganisation and downsizing of domestic companies and Italian subsidiaries of international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients in complicated industrial relations matters, and often represents companies during negotiations.

Angelo earned his JD magna cum laude at the University of Milan in 1987, and 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, the Italian Association of Personnel Management (AIDP), the Italian Labour Lawyers Association (AGI), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

He's the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of the AGI, AIDP, EELA, the IBA and the ABA. He is ranked by all 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”) (Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019); the Italian section of the International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (IBA and Wolters Kluwer, first to  seventh editions, 2013-2019);  and Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (“Company Crises and Employment Relationship”) (collection of five books, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2018), which on 21 June 2019 was named the Best Book on Employment Law by the  Labour Consultants Association of Milan.

He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy by Legalcommunity and

GQ magazine, which have both listed the professionals that stand out for their managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.

He has won the Legalcommunity Labour Award for Best Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2015 and 2017) and for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions  (2012 and 2013). Angelo won the 2018 Le Fonti award for Employment Lawyer of the Year.

In addition, his department was named Best Restructuring Practice (2018) and Best Law Firm of the Year for Restructuring (2016 and 2019) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It was also named Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Le Fonti Labour Awards.

Angelo is one of five employment lawyers in Italy to have gained a “star” ranking in Legalcommunity’s surveys for the past six years, having obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.

Angelo is ranked among the four “most highly regarded” Italian employment lawyers in the 2018 and 2019 editions of WWL; in the latter, he was placed first in the list.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Angelo Zambelli is a leading name in the market, praised for his “strong business acumen” and enthusiastically credited with an “ability to deal with highly complex situations”.

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 has 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 restructurings, including the reorganisation and downsizing of domestic companies and Italian subsidiaries of international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients in complicated industrial relations matters, and often represents companies during negotiations.

Angelo earned his JD magna cum laude at the University of Milan in 1987, and 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, the Italian Association of Personnel Management (AIDP), the Italian Labour Lawyers Association (AGI), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and the American Bar Association (ABA).

He's the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of the AGI, AIDP, EELA, the IBA and the ABA. He is ranked by all 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”) (Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019); the Italian section of the International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (IBA and Wolters Kluwer, fifth to seventh editions, 2017-2019); and Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (“Company Crises and Employment Relationship”) (collection of five books, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2018), which on 21 June 2019 was named the Best Book on Employment Law by the Labour Consultants Association of Milan.

He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy by Legalcommunity and GQ magazine, which have both listed the professionals that stand out for their managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.

He has won the Legalcommunity Labour Award for Best Lawyer of the Year (2014, 2015 and 2017) and for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions (2012 and 2013). Angelo won the 2018 Le Fonti award for Employment Lawyer of the Year.

In addition, his department was named Best Restructuring Practice (2018) and Best Law Firm of the Year for Restructuring (2016 and 2019) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It was also named Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Le Fonti Labour Awards.

Angelo is one of five employment lawyers in Italy to have gained a “star” ranking in Legalcommunity’s surveys for the past six years, having obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.

Angelo is ranked among the four “most highly regarded” Italian employment lawyers in the 2018 and 2019 editions of WWL; in the latter, he was placed first in the list.

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