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Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

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Bergamo, Milan, Naples, Rome

The firm

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is one of the largest specialist employment law firms in Italy.

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is one of the five founding members of the Ius Laboris Alliance, which today is the largest international organisation of employment law firms. Through the Alliance the firm is able to offer clients the highest standard of legal services across 53 countries: truly global coverage with local knowledge and expertise. The firm regularly manages cross-border projects across multiple jurisdictions, always finding innovative solutions tailored to its clients’ ever-changing needs.

As highly regarded practitioners in their fields, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo boasts a long history of collaboration with the leading Italian financial daily, Il Sole 24 Ore. The firm’s publications also feature regularly in law journals and academic resources, and its senior lawyers are frequent speakers at national and international conferences.

Said to stand out for his expertise and sound judgement, Franco Toffoletto is widely regarded as one of the best employment lawyers in Italy, described as an exceptional talent and an extremely confident lawyer. In 2011 he was awarded the top legal award for Best Employment Lawyer of the Year, the same award won in 2012 by senior partner Raffaele De Luca Tamajo. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Italian Employment Law Journal and was president of the Italian Association for Labour Law and Social Security (AIDLASS) until 2012. He was also professeur invité of Comparative Employment Law at Paris-Nanterre University and has contributed to many parliamentary and regional committees in both consultancy and law-making roles.

In 2017 the firm was awarded ‘Employment Law Firm of the Year’ at the Toplegal Awards, as well as ‘Law Firm of the Year: Employment Litigation’ at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. Following an award nomination at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards, Europe, the Financial Times recognised the firm in 2015 as a ‘standout’ firm for its use of technology in its FT Innovative Lawyers Report. The firm also won another award in 2017 for its innovations: the Digital Professional Award, which was awarded by the prestigious Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University of Milan.

Areas of practice

The firm advises both domestic and international clients in all sectors, including: banking, insurance, financial services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, advertising, media, telecommunications, information technology, automotive, aviation, mining, manufacturing, fashion, food and beverage, real estate, publishing and retail, on all matters.

The firm strives to develop a close and long-term relationship with each of its clients. Its aim is to achieve ‘win-win’ situations for its clients and to ensure its business relationships are easy, efficient and productive.

The firm assists clients through the provision of legal services in every aspect of employment and labour law. These include:

Employment: negotiation of collective agreements; interpretation of collective agreements; strategic considerations on the possibilities and risks of industrial conflicts; participation in trade union negotiations; assistance in the elaboration of business and managerial strategies; assistance in agreements for the constitution of European works councils.

Restructuring of companies: employee-related due diligence; planning of employment law issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions; outsourcing and restructuring processes.

Drawing up of employment contracts: employment contracts; specific clauses, like restrictive covenants, confidentiality clauses, privacy clauses, employee inventions and non-competition clauses

Human resources management: employment procedures and policies; company regulations; confidentiality procedures, use of IT equipment and email; data privacy; disciplinary codes and codes of ethics; drawing up requests to public offices for specific authorisation (eg Art 4 Workers’ Statute); technology and employee rights; international secondments; smart-working (so-called ‘flexible working’); whistle-blowing.

Executive compensation and incentive arrangements: bonus schemes and stock option plans; employee benefits and welfare benefit plans.

Management of employment contracts: application of disciplinary sanctions; transfers, changes of job or other conditions of the employment contract; reduction in workforce, plant closure and collective dismissals.

  • Contacts
  • Franco Toffoletto
  • Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
  • Aldo Bottini
  • Donatella Cungi
  • Stefano de Luca Tamajo
  • Valeria Morosini
  • Emanuela Nespoli
  • Aldo Palumbo
  • Paola Pucci
  • Other offices
  • Bergamo
  • Brescia
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Number of lawyers: 80
  • at this office: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Member
  • International Bar Association
  • IBA
  • Ius Laboris
  • global human resources lawyers
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • EELA
  • AGI
  • Italian Employment Lawyers Association

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