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Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

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Bergamo, Bologna, Brescia, Milan, Naples, Rome

The firm:  Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is a leading Italian law firm, which assists companies in employment law, labour law and contracts with commercial agents. With a team of 20 partners and 95 associates and staff across its six offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bergamo, Brescia and Bologna- and as a member of Ius Laboris, an international alliance of global human resources lawyers - we are able to manage the most complex of transactions, both in Italy and abroad. With 90 years of experience in employment law, we pride ourselves in having at our fingertips the know-how and resources to offer tailor-made services to our clients around the world.

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 55 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.

The firm, and its professionals, are consistently rated among the top leaders in the field of employment and labour law.

Most recently, the Firm’s Automated Contract Creation Platform was also selected as a finalist for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2018, and was also recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report Europe in two categories: "Highly commended" for Business of Law - New products & services and “Commended" for «Business of Law – Technology. The Firm was also ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe. The Firm was also nominated at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2015, with the Financial Times recognising it as a “Standout” firm for its use of technology in its FT Innovative Lawyers Report. The Firm received recognition for a joint project that resulted in the creation of a new and unique piece of software: iLex. This very software also earned the Firm another award in 2017: the Digital Professional Awardin 2017 for the Law Firm category, which was awarded by the prestigious Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University of Milan.

Some of its most recent national awards include:

- Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2018(the most prestigious national awards dedicated exclusively to labour law);

- Law Firm of the Year Industrial Relations and Social Security Law at the TopLegal Awards 2018(awards which the monthly publication, TopLegal, assigns every year to the number one firms in the Italian legal market).

The Firm’s Partners are all members of the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani - AGI,, EELA - European Employment Lawyers Association ( and IBA (

Details of the Firm’s profile, services and Partners are all available on the website,

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
  • Ornella Patané
  • Paola Pucci
  • Marco Sideri
  • Other offices
  • Bergamo
  • Bologna
  • Brescia
  • Naples
  • Rome
  • Number of lawyers: 80
  • at this office: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Member
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Ius Laboris
  • EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)

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