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Luca Failla

Luca Failla

LABLAW – Studio LegaleCorso Europa 22MilanItaly20122
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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Labour & Employment 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Luca Failla is a well-established figure in the Italian market who draws high praise from respondents for his work on trade union negotiations and outsourcing.

Biography

Luca Failla is a founding partner and president of LabLaw Studio Legale.

He is specialised in providing assistance to Italian and foreign businesses in the fields of labour and employment law, Italian employment litigation, managers’ contract negotiations, liability of administrators, protection of competition, personnel reduction, corporate reorganisation and outsourcing, trade union negotiations, privacy, employment contracts, dismissals and pension schemes as well as company and commercial law.

Luca is a founding partner of LabLaw (recognised by TopLegal as Law Firm of the Year from 2009 to 2011, European Niche Law Firm of the Year and Italian Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer in 2009 and 2011.

LabLaw Studio Legale is an Italian employment law firm specialised in labour law and industrial relations founded in 2006 in Milan. Based in the major cities of Italy (Milan, Padua, Pescara, Genoa, Naples, Bari and Rome), today LabLaw is the largest employment law firm in Italy by number of lawyers and territorial distribution: more than 80 professionals advising both national and international clients on a wide range of employment law and industrial relations issues 365 days a year.

Luca is also a founding member of L&E Global (www.leglobal.org), an international integrated alliance of premier labour and employment law boutiques, with more than 1,500 employment law experts in over 30 countries, spanning four continents (USA, South America, Europe, India, China).

In 2018, he was recognised as one of the greatest experts in labour law at both Italian and international levels (TopLegalLegalcommunityChambers and PartnersThe Legal 500Who's Who Legal). Luca is well regarded by Chambers for his experience in litigation, trade union negotiations and restructurings in the employment field. One client reports: "He stands out for his pragmatic and problem-solving approach, particularly effective due to his mature knowledge of business reality," whilst another adds: "He is a real business partner who is always available to provide feasible solutions to fix problems." Luca is a hall of famer within The Legal 500 directory.

Some of his more notable national and international achievements in recent years include the following nominations: Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2018 | Italian Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year; Legalcommunity Labour Report 2015–2018 | AA Ranking – Italian Employment Law; Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2013 | Labour Professional of the Year – Litigation; TopLegal Elite 2010–2012; TopLegal Awards 2010–2011 | Labour Professional of the Year – FINALIST; Chambers & Partners (Global 2004–2006 and Europe 2008­–2019); The Legal 500 top tier 2006–2019 and Hall of Fame 2017–2018); Who's Who Legal 2010–2019; The Lawyer 2009–2019 (winner 2009 and 2011, shortlisted 2010–2019), Legal Week Awards ­| European Managing Partner of the Year 2010 – Nominee; Expert Guides for Best of the Best (2009–2011); Euromoney's Best of the Best 2009; European Legal Experts 2007–2013; Expert Guides for Labour and Employment Lawyers (2007, 2009 and 2011); PLC Which Lawyer? (2006–2011); Best Lawyers (2010–2012); European Legal Experts 2009.

Author of many labour law publications and articles, Luca Failla also runs professional training and refresher courses for companies. He regularly participates as a speaker and moderator in many conferences and seminars on the topic of employment law and industrial relations issues.

Since 2012, he has been an adjunct professor of the Casamassima Jean Monnet LUM University (Bari). He is a member of national labour law associations such as the Association of Italian Labour Law Experts (AGI), the International Bar Association (IBA) (newsletter editor for the employment and industrial relations committee), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). He is also a member of the board management and the executive committee of the Association of Associated Law Offices), and a member of the Italian Association of Personnel Management and the board of arbitrators of Assolavoro (the Association of Italian Industries).

Pensions & Benefits 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Luca Failla is well-respected by peers in Europe and as far afield as South America for his expertise in labour and pensions law in Italy. He is well experienced in both domestic and international litigation. 

Biography

Luca Failla is a founding partner and president of LabLaw Studio Legale.

He is specialised in providing assistance to Italian and foreign businesses in the fields of labour and employment law, Italian employment litigation, managers’ contract negotiations, liability of administrators, protection of competition, personnel reduction, corporate reorganisation and outsourcing, trade union negotiations, privacy, employment contracts, dismissals and pension schemes as well as company and commercial law.

Luca is a founding partner of LabLaw (recognised by TopLegal as Law Firm of the Year from 2009 to 2011, European Niche Law Firm of the Year and Italian Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer in 2009 and 2011.

LabLaw Studio Legale is an Italian employment law firm specialised in labour law and industrial relations founded in 2006 in Milan. Based in the major cities of Italy (Milan, Padua, Pescara, Genoa, Naples, Bari and Rome), today LabLaw is the largest employment law firm in Italy by number of lawyers and territorial distribution: more than 80 professionals advising both national and international clients on a wide range of employment law and industrial relations issues 365 days a year.

Luca is also a founding member of L&E Global (www.leglobal.org), an international integrated alliance of premier labour and employment law boutiques, with more than 1,500 employment law experts in over 30 countries, spanning four continents (USA, South America, Europe, India, China).

In 2018, he was recognised as one of the greatest experts in labour law at both Italian and international levels (TopLegalLegalcommunityChambers and PartnersThe Legal 500Who's Who Legal). Luca is well regarded by Chambers for his experience in litigation, trade union negotiations and restructurings in the employment field. One client reports: "He stands out for his pragmatic and problem-solving approach, particularly effective due to his mature knowledge of business reality," whilst another adds: "He is a real business partner who is always available to provide feasible solutions to fix problems." Luca is a hall of famer within The Legal 500 directory.

Some of his more notable national and international achievements in recent years include the following nominations: Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2018 | Italian Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year; Legalcommunity Labour Report 2015–2018 | AA Ranking – Italian Employment Law; Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2013 | Labour Professional of the Year – Litigation; TopLegal Elite 2010–2012; TopLegal Awards 2010–2011 | Labour Professional of the Year – FINALIST; Chambers & Partners (Global 2004–2006 and Europe 2008­–2019); The Legal 500 top tier 2006–2019 and Hall of Fame 2017–2018); Who's Who Legal 2010–2019; The Lawyer 2009–2019 (winner 2009 and 2011, shortlisted 2010–2019), Legal Week Awards ­| European Managing Partner of the Year 2010 – Nominee; Expert Guides for Best of the Best (2009–2011); Euromoney's Best of the Best 2009; European Legal Experts 2007–2013; Expert Guides for Labour and Employment Lawyers (2007, 2009 and 2011); PLC Which Lawyer? (2006–2011); Best Lawyers (2010–2012); European Legal Experts 2009.

Author of many labour law publications and articles, Luca Failla also runs professional training and refresher courses for companies. He regularly participates as a speaker and moderator in many conferences and seminars on the topic of employment law and industrial relations issues.

Since 2012, he has been an adjunct professor of the Casamassima Jean Monnet LUM University (Bari). He is a member of national labour law associations such as the Association of Italian Labour Law Experts (AGI), the International Bar Association (IBA) (newsletter editor for the employment and industrial relations committee), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). He is also a member of the board management and the executive committee of the Association of Associated Law Offices), and a member of the Italian Association of Personnel Management and the board of arbitrators of Assolavoro (the Association of Italian Industries).

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Luca Failla wins considerable recommendations for his work on international and domestic matters including managerial contract issues, redundancies and company restructuring.

Biography

Luca Failla is a founding partner and president of LabLaw Studio Legale.

He is specialised in providing assistance to Italian and foreign businesses in the fields of labour and employment law, Italian employment litigation, managers’ contract negotiations, liability of administrators, protection of competition, personnel reduction, corporate reorganisation and outsourcing, trade union negotiations, privacy, employment contracts, dismissals and pension schemes as well as company and commercial law.

Luca is a founding partner of LabLaw (recognised by TopLegal as Law Firm of the Year from 2009 to 2011, European Niche Law Firm of the Year and Italian Law Firm of the Year by The Lawyer in 2009 and 2011.

LabLaw Studio Legale is an Italian employment law firm specialised in labour law and industrial relations founded in 2006 in Milan. Based in the major cities of Italy (Milan, Padua, Pescara, Genoa, Naples, Bari and Rome), today LabLaw is the largest employment law firm in Italy by number of lawyers and territorial distribution: more than 80 professionals advising both national and international clients on a wide range of employment law and industrial relations issues 365 days a year.

Luca is also a founding member of L&E Global (www.leglobal.org), an international integrated alliance of premier labour and employment law boutiques, with more than 1,500 employment law experts in over 30 countries, spanning four continents (USA, South America, Europe, India, China).

In 2018, he was recognised as one of the greatest experts in labour law at both Italian and international levels (TopLegal, Legalcommunity, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal). Luca is well regarded by Chambers for his experience in litigation, trade union negotiations and restructurings in the employment field. One client reports: "He stands out for his pragmatic and problem-solving approach, particularly effective due to his mature knowledge of business reality," whilst another adds: "He is a real business partner who is always available to provide feasible solutions to fix problems." Luca is a hall of famer within The Legal 500 directory.

Some of his more notable national and international achievements in recent years include the following nominations: Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2018 | Italian Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year; Legalcommunity Labour Report 2015–2018 | AA Ranking – Italian Employment Law; Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2013 | Labour Professional of the Year – Litigation; TopLegal Elite 2010–2012; TopLegal Awards 2010–2011 | Labour Professional of the Year – FINALIST; Chambers & Partners (Global 2004–2006 and Europe 2008­–2019); The Legal 500 top tier 2006–2019 and Hall of Fame 2017–2018); Who's Who Legal 2010–2019; The Lawyer 2009–2019 (winner 2009 and 2011, shortlisted 2010–2019), Legal Week Awards ­| European Managing Partner of the Year 2010 – Nominee; Expert Guides for Best of the Best (2009–2011); Euromoney's Best of the Best 2009; European Legal Experts 2007–2013; Expert Guides for Labour and Employment Lawyers (2007, 2009 and 2011); PLC Which Lawyer? (2006–2011); Best Lawyers (2010–2012); European Legal Experts 2009.

Author of many labour law publications and articles, Luca Failla also runs professional training and refresher courses for companies. He regularly participates as a speaker and moderator in many conferences and seminars on the topic of employment law and industrial relations issues.

Since 2012, he has been an adjunct professor of the Casamassima Jean Monnet LUM University (Bari). He is a member of national labour law associations such as the Association of Italian Labour Law Experts (AGI), the International Bar Association (IBA) (newsletter editor for the employment and industrial relations committee), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). He is also a member of the board management and the executive committee of the Association of Associated Law Offices), and a member of the Italian Association of Personnel Management and the board of arbitrators of Assolavoro (the Association of Italian Industries).

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