Firm Profile > De Luca & Partners > Milan, Italy

De Luca & Partners
LARGO A. TOSCANINI 1
20122 MILAN
Italy

Employment Tier 3

The small but highly regarded De Luca & Partners is an established Milanese labour and employment law firm, founded by current president Vincenzo De Luca. The firm is adept across a wide range of matters, including agency and trade union law, contracts, health and safety, compliance and immigration. Alberto De Luca is the name to note for issues relating to reorganisations, M&A, restructuring and private equity transactions. Vittorio De Luca is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Vittorio De Luca

Testimonials

‘Alberto De Luca is one of the best employment lawyers in Milan. Very responsive and commercially minded. A perfect lawyer to work with when dealing with sophisticated international clients.’

‘The practice represents a powerful example of experts in all issues surrounding employment and labour laws and practices, providing a 100% integrated approach with all other potentially involved disciplines (e.g. tax, civil and contractual issues, etc.).’

‘Competence, pragmatic approach, client-oriented and brilliant capacity to deeply understand the dynamics and concerns arising from the client organization’

‘Alberto De Luca is a great lawyer with great expertise, always prompt to give answers when needed. Alberto is very flexible towards the needs of the client and is a good negotiator when it comes to labour litigation. Having Alberto’s support during a negotiation or transaction is a guarantee of correctness. Raffaele Di Vuolo is a very practical professional who digs deeply into the clients’ matters.’

The firm: De Luca & Partners, at present composed of 24 professionals, was founded in 1976 by the current President, Vincenzo De Luca.

The law firm is specialized in Employment Law and carries out its consultation, assistance activity, including for all aspects of litigation management for national and multinational companies from all commodity sectors, having a specific and exclusive expertise in the following practice areas: Labor and Employment law, Commercial Agency law, Health & Safety in the workplace, Anti Bribery law (Law 231/01) and GDPR – Data Protection.

Specialisation, confidentiality, professionalism, independence, efficiency, a pro-active attitude, attention to our clients’ needs and transparency: these are the values that have driven De Luca & Partner’s activities since 1976.

Thanks to its in-depth knowledge of laws and practices gained in over 40 years of activity, as well as its capacity to simply and clearly explain the rules (which are often complex) of Italian employment law, the firm frequently handles cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and provides advise to headquarters, legal affairs directors and human resource managers working outside of Italy.

The firm relies on a solid network of counterparts for transactions requiring activity in Italy or the world.

The firm advises over 400 clients, with whom it enjoys long-term professional relationships due to an ability to adapt to their ever-changing requirements.

Clients are either large, or medium and small sized Italian and foreign companies from a variety of business industries such as: Audit, Banking, Chemical, Design, Fashion, Furniture, Insurance, Metal Mechanical, Retail, Food & Drink, Media & Marketing, Software, technology & Telecommunications, Energy, Automobiles & Parts, etc.

Typically, De Luca & Partners advises international corporations in every single step of the set up of their operations in Italy, as well as in their day to day activity, reorganization and even closure.

De Luca & Partners, due to the skills in assisting foreign investors in M&A transactions and start-ups, is:

  • Partner of HR Capital S.r.l.
  • Strategic Partner of Invest in Lombardy
  • Partner of Camera di Commercio Italo-Germanica
  • Partner of TMA
  • Partner of RoadJob
  • Partner of ESG governance LAB

De Luca & Partners is a continuous Partner for:

  • National and International Law firms;
  • Private Equity companies and Investment Funds;
  • Auditing firms

in complex M&A and restructuring transactions during the acquisition, restructuring and disposal phases of investments in companies operating in Italy.

De Luca & Partners’ Think Tank manages and coordinates research, training (internal and external) and editorial activities on labour law matters, protection of personal data and administrative liability of entities.

De Luca & Partners invests in researching and disseminating Employment Law material and for this reason collaborates with Il Sole 24 Ore and with the main employment law journals. Its partners and associates are often invited as speakers at training courses, workshops and seminars on employment law issues in Italy and abroad.

Areas of practice: De Luca & Partners is specialised in providing advice to companies exclusively in the employment law field. The decision to specialise in this area in the middle of the 1970s has been a winning one and it remains the key point of the firm’s development strategy.

The partners and associates of the firm provide services in the following areas of practice:

Employment & Labour: The lawyers of the firm regularly advice corporations and institutions in any and all the issues they face in their day-to-day activity, in order to allow them to concentrate on their core businesses and achieve their targets. The firm normally assists its clients in ordinary issues as well as:

  • stock option plans;
  • retention plans;
  • company policies;
  • disciplinary procedures;
  • grievance procedures.

Industrial Relations & Restructurings: Due to the specific expertise of the founder and to the skills of its team, the firm, since its foundation, has always been regularly involved in reorganisations and restructurings, including trade unions negotiations. The firm’s experience in restructuring, trade union and business relations and in redundancy procedures and solidarity contracts is well recognised and, for this reason, the firm has long been commissioned by the Regional Agency for Education, Training and Employment of Lombardy – ARIFL (for its acronym in Italian) for the restructuring and use of redundancy arrangements.

Employment within Corporate & M&A: De Luca & Partners also works closely with a number of Law firms – and occasionally even for law firms having an employment law department – Private Equity Companies and Investment Funds where it is typically involved in managing labour aspects of M&A corporate transactions and restructuring of work organisations.

Labour & Dispute Resolution: Partners and Associates of the firm are always committed to achieving Clients’ goals, preventing litigation when opportune. In any case, legal aid is one of their firm’s strong areas of competence, with a dedicated department and an impeccable track record.

The areas of intervention of the firm also include the right of agency, the right of trade union relations, the right of health and safety at work, the right of social security and immigration law.

As part of its specialisation in Labour Law, the firm provides its clients with advice on the protection of personal data and the administrative liability of entities under Legislative Decree 231/01.

Department Name Email Telephone
Employment and labour Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment and labour Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment and labour Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment and labour Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Agency agreement Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Agency agreement Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Agency agreement Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Agency agreement Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Occupational health and safety Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Occupational health and safety Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Occupational health and safety Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Occupational health and safety Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Administrative liability of companies Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Administrative liability of companies Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Administrative liability of companies Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Administrative liability of companies Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Social security law Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Social security law Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Social security law Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Social security law Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Privacy compliance (GDPR) Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Privacy compliance (GDPR) Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Privacy compliance (GDPR) Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Privacy compliance (GDPR) Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Immigration law Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Immigration law Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Immigration law Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Immigration law Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Industrial relations and restructurings Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Industrial relations and restructurings Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Industrial relations and restructurings Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Industrial relations and restructurings Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment-related issues within M&A and corporate transactions Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment-related issues within M&A and corporate transactions Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment-related issues within M&A and corporate transactions Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Employment-related issues within M&A and corporate transactions Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Labour Dispute Resolution Vincenzo De Luca vincenzo.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Labour Dispute Resolution Vittorio De Luca vittorio.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Labour Dispute Resolution Enrico De Luca enrico.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Labour Dispute Resolution Alberto De Luca alberto.deluca@delucapartners.it 39 02 3655 651
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alberto De Luca  photo Alberto De Luca As partner at De Luca & Partners, Alberto is regularly involved –…
 Enrico De Luca  photo Enrico De Luca Enrico De Luca is specializes in employment, labour law, including compensation &…
 Vincenzo De Luca  photo Vincenzo De Luca Vincenzo De Luca, recognised as one of the top experts in his…
 Vittorio De Luca  photo Vittorio De Luca Vittorio De Luca is regularly involved – as expert for employment and…
Number of lawyers : 16
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Specialisation, confidentiality, professionalism, independence, efficiency, a pro-active attitude, attention to our clients’ needs and transparency: these are the values that have driven De Luca & Partner’s activities since 1976.

De Luca & Partners possesses a Code of Ethics which states the values and principles used as inspiration for its identity and conduct.

The code applies to partners, associates, employees, clients and suppliers of the firm, and supplements the laws and regulations set down in statutory professional codes of ethics.

De Luca & Partners has always created the conditions required to value diversity and women in the workplace.

Women currently represent above 60% of the professionals at the firm.

Everybody has the same career chances and remuneration is based on objectivity and meritocracy, in order to encourage a richer and more stimulating work environment each day.


CLIENT: HR director of a client
COMPANY/FIRM: Private equity fund
TESTIMONIAL: “They are very proactive, able to offer tailor-made solutions to labour and employment law issues and to understand the overall picture of the transactions.”


CLIENT: Chief executive officer of a client
COMPANY/FIRM: Pan-European ophthalmic specialty pharmaceutical company
TESTIMONIAL: “Family values and tradition along with an international dimension: an excellent combination.”


CLIENT: Executive partner and founder of a client
COMPANY/FIRM: Global private investment firm
TESTIMONIAL: “Great result. Gives us the opportunity to continue to build a great business in Italy and Europe.”


CLIENT: Chief executive officer of a client
COMPANY/FIRM: Company
TESTIMONIAL: “Technical preparation along with rapid understanding of the organisation and the client’s issues.”


CLIENT: International manager of a client
COMPANY/FIRM: Leading global provider
TESTIMONIAL: “Sensibility and availability, knowledge and expertise in employment matters we explicitly trust in.”


CLIENT: Co-founder & CEO of a client
COMPANY/FIRM: International corporation
TESTIMONIAL: “Thanks a lot to all of you once again for your reactivity and availability. I’m glad I followed your advice.”


Thanks to its in-depth knowledge of laws and practices gained in over 40 years of activity, as well as its capacity to simply and clearly explain the rules (which are often complex) of Italian employment law, De Luca & Partners frequently handles cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and provides advise to headquarters, legal affairs directors and human resource managers working outside of Italy.

The Firm relies on a solid network of counterparts for transactions requiring activity in Italy or the world.

De Luca & Partners has Partners that are members of:

– the EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association);

– the IBA (International Bar Association);

– the ABA (American Bar Association);

– the IPBA (The Inter-Pacific Bar Association).