Firm Profile > Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo > Milan, Italy

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo
20121 MILAN

Employment Tier 1

2019 was a year of further growth for labour law firm Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo. With three new office openings in Brescia (led by Flaminio Valseriati), Bologna (Chiara Torino) and Genoa (Maddalena Paroletti and Paolo Iasiello from GoaLex), the firm has enjoyed much recent development, including two partner promotions in Milan. The firm's modernisation efforts also include a set of new products revolving around current issues such as data privacy, benefit plans, flexible working and whistleblowing, complementing the firm's more traditional offering, which covers contracts, trade union relations, restructuring and litigation. Franco Toffoletto and Raffaele De Luca Tamajo head up the firm as managing partner and senior partner respectively; Emanuela Nespoli and Donatella Cungi are other names of note.

Practice head(s):

Franco Toffoletto; Raffaele De Luca Tamajo


‘Valeria Morosini is a fantastic communicator, who provides practical and realistic advice’

‘The team are incredibly specialised. They are used to working with multinational companies and in English, which makes them great strategic partners.’

‘Donatella Cungi and Lisa Auguadra  are a great fit for our company. They’re responsive and always available, providing with thorough answers which go to the heart of each question. A very positive experience with both lawyers.’

Donatella Cungi is skilled and very much engaged in diversity projects and can provide a very good insight on these issues’

‘Deep know-how, continuous learning, hands-on capabilities’

‘Amazing professionalism, deep knowledge of national and international labour law, high availability, well-structured teams, it is a law firm sufficiently large and staffed to cater to any requirement and need one may have, but still able to offer a tailored service’

‘Lea Rossi is by far the best lawyer one can ever work with. Deep knowledge of national and international labour law, she also commands higher-than-average knowledge of other law fields and outstanding managerial capacity in organizing her team efficiently. Additionally, she shows amazing professionalism and is always able to find the best solutions under high pressure’

Key clients


Poste Italiane

FCA Italy (Fiat Chrysler)



Ferrovie dello Stato





Yoox Net-a-Porter

Johnson & Johnson Group


Naples: leading firms Tier 1

Employment boutique Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo's Naples practice is particularly active in the oil and gas, and distribution sectors. Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, who is praised for his 'enormous competence', heads the practice. Maria Teresa Salimbeni and Vincenzo Luciani are also active. Highlights of 2019 included advising Federdistribuzione on its autonomous collective agreement; De Luca Tamajo and managing partner Franco Toffoletto led on this matter.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele De Luca Tamajo


Great professionalism, competence and timeliness.’

Key clients

Ferrovie dello Stato

Palumbo Superyachts Ancona



The firm: Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is the leading Italian specialist for employers in employment and labour law. Its dedicated team of 27 partners and more than 150 associates and staff operates from the firm’s offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bergamo, Brescia, Bologna, Genoa and Varese.

The firm has worked exclusively with companies for over 90 years on all aspects of HR management; from providing day-to-day legal advice to litigation. On 1st January 2020, the firm expanded its services beyond employment law, adding further services that include employment consultancy, human resource management and payroll.

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 57 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. Some of the firm’s most recent national awards include:

  • Employment Law Firm of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2018 and 2019 (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 and 2019 (awards which the monthly publication, TopLegal, assigns every year to the number one firms in the Italian legal market).

The firm is also known for its legal technology projects. In fact, in 2018 and 2019 the firm was ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Report. In 2019, the firm was commended in two categories: Data, Knowledge and Intelligence and New Products and Services. The firm’s Automated Contract Creation Platform was also selected as a finalist for the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe in 2018, and was also recognised in the New Products and Services and Technology categories. The Financial Times also recognised the firm for its use of technology in 2015 for a new and unique piece of case and practicemanagement software: iLex. This very software also earned the firm another award in 2017: the Digital Professional Award in 2017 for the Law Firm category, which was awarded by the prestigious Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University of Milan. The firm was also awarded the Digital Professional Award in 2019 for an inhouse pricing and staffing module.

The firm’s lawyers are also recognised as leading experts in the field. By way of example, Franco Toffoletto, the firm’s Managing Partner has consistently been named in the Hall of Fame by Legal 500, and is ranked in the top tier of other legal directories. Most recently, he was recognised in the top ten of Legalcommunity’s ‘Best 50lawyers in Italy 2019’ list as an Innovator, and in 2018 he won the ‘Lawyer of the year: Employment consultancy’ award at the TopLegal Awards. Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, the firm’s Senior Partner, is also consistently recognised by the top international legal directories, and has also won the ‘Employment Lawyer of the Year’ award at the TopLegal Awards.

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 & 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 & 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 & 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 employ- ment contract; reduction-in-workforce, plant closure and collective redundancies.

Employment & 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Franco Toffoletto +39 02 721441
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Annalisa Ammirati  photo Ms Annalisa Ammirati
Mr Aldo Bottini  photo Mr Aldo Bottini
Mr Elio Cherubini  photo Mr Elio Cherubini
Ms Donatella Cungi  photo Ms Donatella Cungi
Mr Giacomo De Fazio  photo Mr Giacomo De Fazio
Mr Raffaele De Luca Tamajo  photo Mr Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Mr Antonio Di Stasio  photo Mr Antonio Di Stasio
Mr Massimo Dramis  photo Mr Massimo Dramis
Mr Lorenzo Gelmi  photo Mr Lorenzo Gelmi
Mr Paolo Iasiello  photo Mr Paolo Iasiello
Mr Vincenzo Luciani  photo Mr Vincenzo Luciani
Mr Andrea Morone  photo Mr Andrea Morone
Ms Valeria Morosini  photo Ms Valeria Morosini
Ms Emanuela Nespoli  photo Ms Emanuela Nespoli
Mr Aldo Palumbo  photo Mr Aldo Palumbo
Ms Maddalena Paroletti  photo Ms Maddalena Paroletti
Ms Ornella Patané  photo Ms Ornella Patané
Ms Federica Paternò  photo Ms Federica Paternò
Ms Paola Pucci  photo Ms Paola Pucci
Ms Lea Rossi  photo Ms Lea Rossi
Ms Maria Teresa Salimbeni  photo Ms Maria Teresa Salimbeni
Mr Marco Sideri  photo Mr Marco Sideri
Mr Franco Toffoletto  photo Mr Franco Toffoletto
Ms Chiara Torino  photo Ms Chiara Torino
Mr Flaminio Valseriati  photo Mr Flaminio Valseriati
Mr Stefano de Luca Tamajo  photo Mr Stefano de Luca Tamajo
Number of lawyers : 100
Ius Laboris
IBA (International Bar Association)
EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
Contacts : Franco Toffoletto
Contacts : Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Contacts : Annarita Ammirati
Contacts : Aldo Bottini
Contacts : Donatella Cungi
Contacts : Massimo Dramis
Contacts : Stefano de Luca Tamajo
Contacts : Lorenzo Gelmi
Contacts : Valeria Morosini
Contacts : Emanuela Nespoli
Contacts : Aldo Palumbo
Contacts : Ornella Patané
Contacts : Paola Pucci
Contacts : Lea Rossi
Contacts : Marco Sideri
Other offices : Bergamo
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Naples
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Varese