Practice area/Labour


Contractual and non-contentious advice/Corporate transactions/Company policies and regulations/Incentive plans/Lay-offs and collective redundancy/Dispute resolution


Our firm’s specialist labour law and industrial relations practice assists Italian and international clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Our client base of leading domestic and multinational corporates covers a broad range of sectors, including banking & finance, fashion, digital & media, telecommunications, marketing & advertising, travel & leisure, healthcare, food & drink, and industrial manufacturing.

Areas of activity

Our principal areas of expertise, on which we give a broad range of advice and assistance, include:

The various phases (including engagement, carrying on and termination) of the employment relationship (in particular for senior management), as well as relationships with directors, consultants and agents
Advice on the labour aspects of corporate transactions (mergers, acquisitions, asset and business transfers) and managing any related redundancies in the context of the prescribed trade union procedures
Corporate reorganisations, lay-offs and collective redundancies
Drafting and negotiation of non-compete agreements, no poaching obligations, guaranteed-duration clauses, confidentiality undertakings and secondment agreements (both domestic and international)
Negotiation and drafting of company policies and internal rules (including in relation to the use of IT systems and welfare benefits) and collective bargaining agreements
The remuneration of key executives in regulated sectors (including listed companies, banks and insurance companies)
Drafting and negotiating incentive plans (for rewards in cash bonuses and securities) and
Assistance in the context of dispute resolution relating to all of the matters above