Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo > MILAN, Italy > Firm Profile

Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo
20121 MILAN

Italy > Employment Tier 1

Employment boutique Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is led by highly reputed Franco Toffoletto  and Raffaele De Luca Tamajo  out of Milan and Naples, respectively. Besides its vast national geographic presence, the group opened new offices in Turin and Venice in July 2022. As a founding member of the international employment law network Ius Laboris, the group has outstanding international capabilities in assisting clients in all employment related aspects. Emanuela Nespoli  specialises in restructuring, agency contracts and employment litigation, next to M&A and reorganisations. Valeria Morosini  stands out for her specialism in diversity and equality matters advising companies on potential liabilities. Ezio Moro and Andrea Bortoluzzi joined in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Franco Toffoletto; Raffaele De Luca Tamajo

Other key lawyers:

Emanuela Nespoli; Valeria Morosini; Lorenzo Gelmi


‘Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo shows an impressive capability to understand the business needs and put any topic in the right perspective for the best solution or an innovative approach.’

‘Notwithstanding the fact anyone owns top level knowledge in the field, they are easy to reach and stay by your side until the very very end of the issue. Thorough technical capabilities together with full client partnership.’

‘The team and the firm is flexible, result driven, very quick and business oriented. I am very satisfied in the partnership with Toffoletto’s team.’

‘Francesco Lorenzi is a great partner. Always available, expertise, business oriented and capable to deal ambiguity. One of the best lawyers I have worked with.’

‘I work with Francesco Lorenzi who is an outstanding professional. He provides advice with great business oriented approach in a swift and effective way. He is always available and proactive. He knows how to deliver the best advice also in English. Clearness and effectiveness are his major strengths.’

‘Always well informed about the relevant news and available to provide instructions and insights, via webinars as well as in one-to-one discussions. Focused on the best way to support their clients thanks to standardized tools, technology and a wide network of experts to get the most advanced skills and knowledge for each field (legislation, tax, etc.’

‘Outstanding knowledge of all topics related to labor law and deep understanding of the client’s needs valuable advice also on new topics of the labor law, anticipating arising needs. very good in analytical skills and judgement’

‘Business acumen; Prompt answers; Great flexibility; Exceptional knowledge.’

Key clients

FCA Italy



Work highlights

  • Advised Covisian in a complex negotiation which saved the jobs of more than 500 employees through a double agreement signed before the Ministry of Labour.

Italy > Naples: leading firms Tier 1

The Naples-based team of well-known employment law boutique Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is led by the esteemed Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, who exclusively assists employers in connection to labour and social security law. He co-heads the practice with Maria Teresa Salimbeni whose specialist area is industrial relations. Both practice heads are professors of employment law.

Practice head(s):

Raffaele De Luca Tamajo; Maria Teresa Salimbeni; Vincenzo Luciani

Key clients

FCA Italy

Work highlights

  • Advised Covisian in a complex negotiation which saved the jobs of more than 500 employees through a double agreement signed before the Ministry of Labour.

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 29 partners and more than 150 associates and staff across its 12 offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bologna, Bergamo, Brescia, Genova, Varese, Bari, Turin, Venice and Treviso – 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, including recognition 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Franco Toffoletto +39 02 721441
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Photo Name Position Profile
Annarita Ammirati photo Ms Annarita Ammirati Partner
Annarita Ammirati photo Ms Annarita Ammirati Partner
Aldo Bottini photo Mr Aldo Bottini Partner
Elio Cherubini photo Mr Elio Cherubini Employment law and industrial relations; civil law; restructuring and transfer of undertakings;…
Donatella Cungi photo Ms Donatella Cungi Employment law and industrial relations; restructuring; litigation
Giacomo De Fazio photo Mr Giacomo De Fazio Employment law and industrial relations; contracts with commercial agents; restructuring; collective redundancies;…
Raffaele De Luca Tamajo photo Mr Raffaele De Luca Tamajo Employment law and industrial relations
Antonio Di Stasio photo Mr Antonio Di Stasio Employment Law and industrial relations; civil law; litigation; arbitration
Massimo Dramis photo Mr Massimo Dramis Partner
Lorenzo Gelmi photo Mr Lorenzo Gelmi Partner
Paolo Iasiello photo Mr Paolo Iasiello Partner – Genoa office
Francesco Lorenzi photo Mr Francesco Lorenzi Partner
Vincenzo Luciani photo Mr Vincenzo Luciani Employment law and industrial relations; civil law; litigation; arbitration
Valeria Morosini photo Ms Valeria Morosini Employment law and industrial relations; cross-border matters; international assignments; restructurings; litigation; contracts…
Emanuela Nespoli photo Ms Emanuela Nespoli Partner
Aldo Palumbo photo Mr Aldo Palumbo Employment law; litigation; collective redundancies; transfers of undertaking; outsourcing processes; industrial relations;…
Maddalena Paroletti photo Ms Maddalena Paroletti Partner – Genoa office
Ornella Patané photo Ms Ornella Patané Partner
Federica Paternò photo Ms Federica Paternò Employment law and industrial relations; litigation; arbitration
Paola Pucci photo Ms Paola Pucci Partner
Lea Rossi photo Ms Lea Rossi Partner
Maria Teresa Salimbeni photo Ms Maria Teresa Salimbeni Employment law and industrial relations; European law; litigation; arbitration
Marco Sideri photo Mr Marco Sideri Partner
Franco Toffoletto photo Mr Franco Toffoletto Chairman and Managing Partner
Stefano de Luca Tamajo photo Mr Stefano de Luca Tamajo Employment 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 : 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
Other offices : Bergamo
Other offices : Bologna
Other offices : Brescia
Other offices : Naples
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : Varese
Other offices : Bari
Other offices : Turin
Other offices : Venice
Other offices : Treviso
Contacts : Francesco Lorenzi
Contacts : Mario Quaranta