Contractual and non-contentious advice/Corporate transactions/Company policies and regulations/Incentive plans/Collective redundancies/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.

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)
  • So-called “Smart Working” agreements
  • Assistance and consultancy related to the gender equality certification
  • Assistance in the context of dispute resolution relating to all of the matters above