Italy: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2018

Our research into the Italian labour, employment and benefits market this year highlights 38 individuals across the country that have excelled in the field. Their practices see them advise and represent domestic and international clients in a wide range of matters, with collective bargaining agreements, stock option plans and contract arrangements featuring heavily as areas of expertise.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Franco Toffoletto Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, Milan
2. Angelo Zambelli Grimaldi Studio Legale, Milan
3. Raffaele De Luca Tamajo Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, Naples
4. Marcello Giustiniani BonelliErede, Milan


Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci is a dominant force in the Italian market whose offices host some of the top names in the field. This year it receives an outstanding nine nominations.
Franco Toffoletto is “a leader of the bar” who “adds to the great reputation of the firm” according to sources. He is ranked among the most highly regarded practitioners in our research and has outstanding expertise in matters such as individual dismissals and regulatory advice.
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo is “an authority” and is listed as one of the most highly regarded individuals in the country by respondents. He has great insight into matters such as collective dismissals, severance pay and outsourcing issues.
Another impressive practitioner from the firm, Valeria Morosini, receives high praise from sources this year. She has over 20 years’ experience handling restructuring, discrimination and multi-jurisdictional matters.
Aldo Bottini has an outstanding reputation among commentators and runs an enviable practice that sees him advise and represent on a range of labour issues relating to individual employment contracts.
Emanuela Nespoli is well regarded for her work in the field and receives strong support from market commentators. She has a wide-ranging practice that covers such issues as industrial relations, restructuring and commercial contracts.
Paola Pucci commands respect in the field for her work on matters relating to employment law, with particular expertise on data-related issues.
Respondents think highly of Marco Sideri, who receives much praise in our research this year. He is multilingual, speaking Italian, English, French and Spanish, and offers wide-ranging insight across the labour, employment and benefits field.

At BonelliErede, five outstanding practitioners are highlighted in this year’s research for their work in the field. The firm is home to some excellent practitioners, with collective redundancies and employment contracts being just some of the areas where it stands out.
Marcello Giustiniani is “the number-one practitioner for quality and professional standing” according to one source this year. He is described as “a well-recognised expert for top executives looking to reach deals with companies”, with observers stating that “the results speak for themselves”. He offers clients a wealth of knowledge on trade-union negotiations and collective redundancies.
Antonella Negri is “an excellent individual” with “a top reputation” in the country, say respondents. She has extensive experience on an array of issues from collective redundancies and social security litigation to individual employment contracts.

Uniolex – Stucchi & Partners has an impressive labour, employment and benefits practice that continues to maintain an excellent reputation among colleagues both nationally and abroad. This year’s research sees three of its practitioners highlighted.
Paola Gobbi is “a very competent lawyer” who is “able to quickly interpret business needs”. Colleagues think highly of her, noting the broad experience she offers clients on matters such as transfers of undertakings, collective dismissals and stock option plans.
Olimpio Stucchi is “an excellent and very experienced lawyer” who has “a huge technical competence and a wide strategic vision” according to respondents. He is praised for his “high technical expertise, reliability, sense of responsibility and ability to propose innovative ideas”. Sharon Reilly is a leading practitioner in the space after more than 30 years’ experience in the field. Her internationally focused practice offers a wealth of knowledge on matters relating to restructuring and business transfers.

Grimaldi Studio Legale’s Angelo Zambelli is a pre-eminent name in the Italian labour, employment and benefits market and is listed as one of the most highly regarded practitioners by sources this year. He has outstanding experience relating to agency agreements and restructuring.

Lablaw – Studio Legale’s Luca Failla is “a leading expert in the sector” according to market sources. He is “well-recognised and knowledgeable” on issues such as contract negotiation, trade union negotiations and restructuring.

Giacinto Favalli of Trifiro' & Partners Avvocati “has been a big name in the Italian market for over 30 years” according to commentators. Sources state that “he put the practice of employment law in Milan on the map” and he offers outstanding expertise on union negotiations and restructuring.

Scorcelli Rose & Partners’ Renato Scorcelli has a “professional and responsive approach,” and stands out for his “strong negotiation skills and deep knowledge of labour law”. He is praised by colleagues for his work on redundancies, terminations and resignations.

The “excellent” Paola Tradati of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners commands a top reputation in the Italian market for her work on a range of issues including agency contracts and collective dismissals.

Andrea Gangemi of Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale receives plaudits from market commentators who effusively recommend him in our research this year. He has a top-tier practice which focusing on advising on matters such as employment contracts, collective redundancies and stock option plans.

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