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Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo

Italy > Employment Tier 1

Highly reputed Franco Toffoletto and Raffaele De Luca Tamajo jointly head up the team at boutique firm Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo. The practice has a great national presence (which was enhanced in January 2021 though the opening of a new office in Bari led by Serena Botta), combined with international capabilities thanks to the membership to the international employment law network Ius Laboris, which is ‘highly appreciated’ by clients. Emanuela Nespoli specialises in the compensation and benefits aspect of employment law. Lorenzo Gelmi  is noted for his activity relating to commercial agency agreements and the management of collective redundancies and reorganizations.

Practice head(s):

Franco Toffoletto; Raffaele De Luca Tamajo

Other key lawyers:

Lorenzo Gelmi


‘Attention to the customer and promptness in providing support during the main regulatory updates. The quality of the services offered by the firm though the “Ius laboris” network is highly appreciated.’

‘Ornella Patanè and Stefano De Luca Tamajo: ability to interact in a personalized way with the client.’

‘Deep scientific knowledge, team with complete areas of specialization, immediate availability for direct contact, outstanding technology, completeness of opinions, international profile, perfect alignment with business needs. Overall, there are no possible comparisons with any other labour law firm in Italy’.

‘High scientific level, personal flexibility, 24/7 availability. Franco Toffoletto, Emanuela Nespoli, Laura Mancini are resolutive.’

‘Lorenzo Gelmi: a champion! Competence, speed, practical solution orientation and not theoretical dissertations.’

‘Aldo Palumbo I have been working with the lawyer Palumbo for years and I appreciate his skills, reliability and availability. Each operation conducted together has been a success. Reactivity in assistance and ability to accompany the customer in choices and operations. Avv. Alessia Barbante, I have known Alessia since her debut in the studio. Today for me he is an essential point of reference both alongside the lawyer Palumbo and independently. Prepared, reliable and always available to accompany the customer in critical situations, competent and prepared. lately also in the management of agency contracts.’

‘Technology combined with important knowledge and skills, proactivity and excellent customer service. They have specialists for every area, I found webinars indispensable and of great support, still these “on line ” meetings are a tool for updating and addressing issues and opportunities offered by the legislation.’

‘Knowledge, skills, interpersonal skills and empathy, willingness to listen, ability and willingness to create a partnership, unlimited availability. Annarita Ammirati distinguishes herself in guaranteeing an excellent service.’

Work highlights

  • Advised an international company for a collective redundancy procedure due to a significant closure of business.
  • Assisting Allianz during the acquisition of the damages business of Aviva Italia.
  • Assisted Cattolica Assicurazioni for the entire employment due diligence in relation to the reserve capital increase of Cattolica Assicurzioni.

Italy > Naples: leading firms Tier 1

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is an employment law boutique firm with a strong Naples-based department. The team is led by highly esteemed Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, who exclusively assists employers in connection to labour and social security law. Civil litigator and arbitrator Vincenzo Luciani is particularly known for his frequent collaboration with the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele De Luca Tamajo

Other key lawyers:

Antonio Di Stasio; Vincenzo Luciani; Maria Teresa Salimbeni; Stefano de Luca Tamajo

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ente Autonomo Volturno in multiple court cases involving fixed-contract temporary agency workers.

The firm: Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is a leading Italian law firm, which specialises in assisting companies with employment law, labour law, commercial agency agreements and HR management and payroll issues. With a team of 27 partners and more than 140 associates and staff across its nine offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bologna, Bergamo, Brescia, Genova, Varese and Bari – 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.

The firm has worked exclusively with companies for over 95 years on all aspects of HR management; from providing day-to-day legal advice to litigation and payroll services.

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is one of the five members that founded the Ius Laboris Alliance (, the largest global alliance of leading employment, labour and pensions law firms. Through the alliance, the firm is able to offer clients the highest standard legal services across 59 countries: truly global coverage, with local knowledge and expertise. The firm regularly manages cross-border projects across multiple jurisdictions; always finding the innovative solutions tailored to its clients’ ever-changing needs.

The firm, and its professionals, are consistently rated at both a national and international level among the top leaders in the field of employment and labour law, as well as legal technology.

The Firm has been recognised several times by the Financial Times Innovative Layers Report – Europe, including in 2020 when the Firm was commended for the service it provided to companies during the Covid-19 state of emergency. In 2019, the Firm was recognised in two categories: “Data, Knowledge and Intelligence” and “New Products and Services”. It was also ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe. The Firm’s Automated Contract Creation Platform was also selected as a finalist for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe in 2018 and for its use of technology in its FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2015 thanks to the creation of a unique piece of software: iLex. The firm has also received the Digital Professional Award on different occasions from the Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University of Milan. Most recently, the Firm was recognised for two of its digital products: Total Reward Statement and Futuhro.

The firm’s partners are 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,

Practice areas: 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 and labour: 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 Work Councils; litigation.

M&A and restructuring: Employee-related due diligence; planning of employment law issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions; outsourcing and restructuring processes; collective redundancies; audits and due diligence.

Drawing up of employment contracts: Restrictive covenants, confidentiality clauses, privacy clauses, employee inventions and non-competition clauses.

Human resources management: Employment procedures and policies; smart working policies; company regulations; confidentiality procedures; use of IT equipment and email; employee monitoring procedures; data privacy; disciplinary codes and code of ethics; technology and employee rights; international secondments.

Executive compensation and incentive arrangements: Bonus schemes and stock option plans; employee benefits; employee 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 redundancies.

Employment and HR management consultancy: Pay slips, Relations with the local authorities (INPS, INAIL, etc.), Payment of social security contributions, Periodical statements (Form 770, etc.), Strategical advice regarding staff policies.

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Raffaele De Luca
Annalisa Ammirati photoMs Annalisa AmmiratiPartner
Aldo Bottini photoMr Aldo BottiniPartner
Elio Cherubini photoMr Elio CherubiniEmployment law and industrial relations; civil law; restructuring and transfer of undertakings;…
Donatella Cungi photoMs Donatella CungiEmployment law and industrial relations; restructuring; litigation
Giacomo De Fazio photoMr Giacomo De FazioEmployment law and industrial relations; contracts with commercial agents; restructuring; collective redundancies;…
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo photoMr Raffaele De Luca TamajoEmployment law and industrial relations
Antonio Di Stasio photoMr Antonio Di StasioEmployment Law and industrial relations; civil law; litigation; arbitration
Massimo Dramis photoMr Massimo DramisPartner
Lorenzo Gelmi photoMr Lorenzo GelmiPartner
Paolo Iasiello photoMr Paolo IasielloPartner – Genoa office
Vincenzo Luciani photoMr Vincenzo LucianiEmployment law and industrial relations; civil law; litigation; arbitration
Andrea Morone photoMr Andrea MoroneEmployment law; industrial relations; restructuring; litigation
Valeria Morosini photoMs Valeria MorosiniEmployment law and industrial relations; cross-border matters; international assignments; restructurings; litigation; contracts…
Emanuela Nespoli photoMs Emanuela NespoliPartner
Aldo Palumbo photoMr Aldo PalumboEmployment law; litigation; collective redundancies; transfers of undertaking; outsourcing processes; industrial relations;…
Maddalena Paroletti photoMs Maddalena ParolettiPartner – Genoa office
Ornella Patané photoMs Ornella PatanéPartner
Federica Paternò photoMs Federica PaternòEmployment law and industrial relations; litigation; arbitration
Paola Pucci photoMs Paola PucciPartner
Lea Rossi photoMs Lea RossiPartner
Maria Teresa Salimbeni photoMs Maria Teresa SalimbeniEmployment law and industrial relations; European law; litigation; arbitration
Marco Sideri photoMr Marco SideriPartner
Franco Toffoletto photoMr Franco ToffolettoChairman and Managing Partner
Chiara Torino photoMs Chiara TorinoPartner – Bologna Office
Flaminio Valseriati photoMr Flaminio ValseriatiPartner – Brescia Office
Stefano de Luca Tamajo photoMr Stefano de Luca TamajoEmployment law and industrial relations; restructuring and transfer of undertakings; litigation
Number of lawyers : 89
Ius Laboris
IBA (International Bar Association)
EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
Contacts : Franco Toffoletto
Contacts : Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Contacts : Annarita Ammirati
Contacts : Serena Botta
Contacts : Aldo Bottini
Contacts : Elio Cherubini
Contacts : Donatella Cungi
Contacts : Giacomo De Fazio
Contacts : Antonio Di Stasio
Contacts : Massimo Dramis
Contacts : Stefano de Luca Tamajo
Contacts : Lorenzo Gelmi
Contacts : Paolo Iasiello
Contacts : Vincenzo Luciani
Contacts : Andrea Morone
Contacts : Valeria Morosini
Contacts : Emanuela Nespoli
Contacts : Aldo Palumbo
Contacts : Maddalena Paroletti
Contacts : Ornella Patané
Contacts : Federica Paternò
Contacts : Paola Pucci
Contacts : Lea Rossi
Contacts : Maria Teresa Salimbeni
Contacts : Marco Sideri
Contacts : Chiara Torino
Other offices : Bergamo
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Naples
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Varese
Other offices : Bari