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First choice’ for numerous domestic and international blue-chip clients, boutique practice Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci stands out for its ‘excellent expertise in employment matters’ and its ‘international approach’. In recent highlights, Raffaele De Luca Tamajo represented Trenitalia in disputes related to safety gear for workers and the ‘outstandingFranco Toffoletto assisted Technogym with issues related to the geolocation of employees in 20 countries. Paola Pucci and senior associate Ornella Patanè are also highly recommended.

Trifirò & Partners has a tremendous reputation for its comprehensive employment practice and assists high-profile domestic corporations and financial institutions with the whole array of employment issues, including trade union rights, industrial relations and agency relationships. Founding partner Salvatore Trifirò and Giacinto Favalli are recommended.

BonelliErede exhibits ‘high dedication to achieving its clients’ goals’ on the entire spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. In 2016, ‘real rainmaker’ Marcello Giustiniani assisted Telecom Italia, Assicurazioni Generali and UniCredit with the negotiation of CEO and managerial succession and ‘excellent litigator’ Antonella Negri advised a multinational oil and gas company on trade union relations.

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners’ ‘excellent’ employment practice has longstanding experience in advising local and multinational corporations on trade union rights, reorganisations and M&A-related employment matters. Recently, ‘tremendous negotiator’ Saverio Schiavone advised Dexia Crediop on a collective dismissal procedure. Paola Tradati heads the practice.

As ‘one of the best firms for employment matters’, Grimaldi SL LLP provides ‘very sophisticated and practical advice’. Recently, the team has been particularly active in reorganisations for clients such as Blackberry and IMS Health. In other notable work, the ‘excellent’ Angelo Zambelli advised KaVo Promedi on a trade union agreement.

Studio Legale Ichino-Brugnatelli e Associati is a highly regarded player in the Italian employment arena. Led by Pietro Ichino, the eight-partner practice is well versed in assisting its mainly domestic client base with trade union rights, collective dismissals and restructuring-related employment issues.

First-rate firmLabLaw – Studio Legale absorbed employment boutique Treglia Valle in January 2017, thereby adding two additional partners to the practice, which also includes ‘real problem-solver’ Luca Failla. The group recently advised NH Italy on a collective layoff and subcontracting matters. Clients also include Hermès and Robert Bosch. Sharon Reilly joined UnioLex - Stucchi & Partners in March 2017.

Legance – Avvocati Associati’s ‘outstanding’ employment practice adeptly advises its high-profile multinational client base – which includes 3M, Henkel and Mars – on industrial relations, collective dismissals and top executive agreements, among other matters. ‘Very professional and precise’ practice head Alberto Maggi is recommended along with the ‘decisive’ Silvia Tozzoli.

One of the very best in Italy for employment law’, Lexellent’s ‘very dynamic team’ covers the full range of employment advice and provides ‘an outstanding service level’. The group recently advised Federculture on the renewal of its national collective labour agreement. The ‘creative’ Sergio Barozzi is widely recommended.

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie is ‘focused on solving clients’ issues’ and Uberto Percivalle in particular is ‘professional and precise’. The team recently advised Emerson on employment and union relations aspects of its Network Power division’s spin-off.

Headed by Caterina Rucci, Bird & Bird’s employment team advises its diverse multinational client base on individual and collective dismissals, agency relations, industrial relations and contentious matters. Clients include Avis Budget Italia, Hanesbrands and Teva Italia.

DLA Piper provides ‘a high level of professionalism’ across its comprehensive employment practice. The team recently advised HDI Spa on restructuring-related employment issues and assisted EasyJet with industrial relations. Practice head Giampiero Falasca ‘fulfils clients’ needs’.

De Luca & Partners provides employment advice ‘of the highest standard’ and is particularly active in reorganisations, industrial relations and corporate-related employment matters. The ‘sharp and intuitive’ Vittorio De Luca heads the practice.

Dentons’ ‘excellent’ team advises its multinational clients on the whole spectrum of employment law advice. The ‘smart, sharp and analyticalAldo Calza has particular expertise in industrial relations and trade union agreements.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advises clients such as Burberry, Lavazza and Telecom Italia on M&A-related employment matters, dismissals, boardroom issues and reorganisations. Luca Capone is the key contact.

Maresca Morrico Boccia & Associati is highly regarded for its competence in collective labour law, trade union proceedings and social security issues. Arturo Maresca is the key contact.

Nctm Studio Legale’s Michele Bignami recently assisted ZF TRW with the closure of its plant in Livorno; other recent work for the group includes advising on industrial relations and reorganisations. Dario Clementi is ‘a great employment lawyer with a unique human touch’.

Studio Legale Associato in affiliation with Simmons & Simmons LLP has been increasingly active in individual and collective dismissals and also recently gave strategic advice to Granite International Services concerning strike issues. Davide Sportelli is the name to note.

Andrea Stanchi heads the practice at Studio Legale Stanchi e Associati, which is particularly adept at advising domestic corporations on contentious matters and has a specialism in asbestos liability cases.

At Chiomenti Studio Legale, Annalisa Reale advises Alitalia and Ethiad on trade union rights and top management contracts, among other matters. Other clients include Versace, BMW Bank and Credit Suisse.

Clifford Chance mainly advises on corporate employment matters but also has expertise in employment litigation, where clients include Carrefour, Credit Suisse and Christie’s. Simonetta Candela is the name to note.

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale is often involved in multi-jurisdictional employment issues and recently advised on employment aspects of SABMiller’s merger with Anheuser-Busch InBev. Vittorio Moresco is ‘very knowledgeable’ and counsel Francesca Lauro has ‘excellent legal skills’.

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