Italy: Labour, Employment & Benefits 2019

In this chapter we recognise 42 labour and employment specialists who have been selected for their experience and expertise in a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment matters, including contractual disputes, collective actions and corporate restructurings.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Angelo Zambelli  Grimaldi Studio Legale, Milan
2. Franco Toffoletto  Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo, Milan
3. Marcello Giustiniani  BonelliErede, Milan
4. Valeria Morosini  Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo, Milan

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo dominates the field this year with nine listings in this chapter.
Franco Toffoletto is one of the leading names in Italy’s labour and employment market. He is lauded as "a star of the market" by peers and as "an international lawyer that deserves recognition".
Valeria Morosini is a respected name in the labour and employment space who attracts recommendations from peers across Europe for her work in employment law and industrial relations matters.
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo has a “proactive approach to strategic planning” and provides clients with technical excellence and experience, consistency, clearness and accuracy” when handling a wide range of labour and employment matters in Italy.
Aldo Bottini wins acclaim from market commentators who applaud his “excellent response time, advice and strong knowledge of the insurance sector”. He also brings “technical expertise, accuracy and business acumen” to his cases.
Paola Pucci is praised as “a really good lawyer” by peers who commend her considerable experience in employment issues that have data components.
Emanuela Nespoli draws high praise from market commentators thanks to her profound ability when it comes to employment law and industrial relations matters.

Renowned Italian firm BonelliErede performs strongly in this year’s research with five listings.
The “excellent” Marcello Giustiniani is one of Italy’s premier labour and employment specialists who is particularly skilled in trade union matters and collective redundancy issues.
Antonella Negri is celebrated as “an extremely smart practitioner” by peers. Her broad practice spans social security proceedings, collective redundancy matters and employment contracts.
Marco Maniscalco is a well-regarded figure among peers and is well versed in union matters, as well as contractual and agency issues.
Arianna Colombo is “an outstanding lawyer in the market” who focuses on termination of employment, extraordinary transactions, collective redundancies and corporate regulations drafting.
Vittorio Pomarici’s practice focuses on employment matters regarding senior management in the finance and insurance sectors. He also has extensive litigation experience in the field.

Uniolex – Stucchi & Partners see three of its lawyers achieve a listing here. 
Olimpio Stucchi wins recommendations from clients asa very strong and hard litigator, a smart adviser and a successful negotiator”. He is “used to winning and always has a solution that works", add sources.
Paola Gobbi has developed experience in individual and collective dismissals, executive employment matters, disabled employment and social security matters.
Sharon Reilly is acclaimed by market commentators as “a very good lawyer” who is highly experienced in advising on secondments, dismissals, hiring and industrial relations matters at both international and domestic levels.

Angelo Zambelli at Grimaldi Studio Legale sits among the very elite of labour and employment specialists in Italy this year, and is praised for his “speediness, efficiency, and straightforward approach”.
Alberto Testi is a distinguished figure in the Italian market who is praised for his "level-headed approach" and "true market insights", as well as his proficiency in labour force restructuring matters.

The “extremely gifted” Andrea Nicolò Stanchi of Stanchi Studio Legale is a top name in the Italian market. He is recognised as “a very good lawyer with outstanding knowledge of the law” who works to a “very high-quality standard”. 

Gatti Pavesi Bianchi’s Paola Tradati is a very distinguished name in the Italian market. She is praised by respondents for being "skilled in particular with commercial agent issues”.

Luca Failla of LabLaw – Studio Legale wins considerable recommendations for his work which focuses on international and domestic matters including managerial contract issues, redundancies and company restructuring.
Francesco Rotondi is a standout lawyer in the Italian market who is applauded for his “business acumen, deep knowledge, strategic view, innovation and determination”.

Renato Scorcelli at Scorcelli Rosa & Partners is a prominent figure in the Italian market who has considerable expertise with collective redundancy, union negotiations and outsourcing matters.

Pietro Ichino from Studio Legale Ichino-Brugnatelli e Associati ranks highly in our research this year and is "very well known as a lawyer in the market and as a technical writer".
Carlo Fossati also wins commendations for his impressive work on labour law issues relating to M&A, restructurings and contracts.

Elexia’s Gianluca Crespi is experienced in a variety of contractual matters, health and safety regulations, company reorganisations and contentious labour disputes.

Raffaella Betti Berutto from Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners is extolled by peers for her "professionalism, sense of duty and competencies" as well as her "listening capacities and thoroughness in delivery”.

Arturo Maresca of Studio Legale Maresca Morrico Boccia & Associati is praised by market commentators as "the best Italian professor in the employment field, with the capacity to combine academic and commercial skills".

Chiomenti’s Annalisa Reale is a well-regarded practitioner in the market who achieves recommendations from peers for her experience of social security, corporate restructuring and management contract matters. 

Andrea Gangemi at Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale is held in high esteem by market sources who commend his expert handling of employment contracts, dismissal cases and internal policies. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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