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Labour and Employment Law, Italy

"Our main strengths are a high degree of specialisation, rapidity of response and attention to both legal detail and your specific needs.

We have acquired a great deal of experience in all matters relating to employment, both contentious and non-contentious. Our focus is on helping you to prevent and avoid litigation whenever possible; but when necessary, we can act for you in court, providing a high quality, efficient service. Acting for companies of all sizes, we can improve productivity in the workplace through the effective management of human resources. Our training programme includes topics relating to issues you face every day."

Marcello Floris and Valentina Pomares co-head of labour and employment

Our main services include:


  • management of employment relationships
  • drafting of specific clauses: non-competition covenants
  • agency agreements
  • career and remuneration planning
  • incentive, bonus and stock options plans
  • company transfer
  • company reorganisation procedures
  • industrial and trade union relations
  • international agreements
  • in-house regulations and policies

Social security issues

  • assistance during inspections
  • immigration and emigration: assistence for temporary detachment, naturalisations, and employee transfer inside and outside the European Union
  • company pension plans drafting
  • contracts and subcontracts

Environment, health and safety

  • drafting specific health and safety company manuals (health, safety, mobbing)
  • prevention of injury in the workplace
  • corporate and director liability
  • relations with suppliers
  • compliance with statutory regulations

Training and development of human resources

  • human resources training to aid competitiveness in the market
  • evolution of legislation and case law
  • seminars and meetings for staff


Our Italian pensions team provides legal advice and technical assistance to employees, employers, and companies operating in the financial sector, including those operating in other jurisdictions.

Particularly, our lawyers offer clients guidance to help them make the right decisions and comply with legislative and regulatory requirements. In addition to typical advice concerning pension contribution requirements, our team is able to provide assistance in relation to all types of legal claims, including class action matters.

Recent questions dealt with by our pensions team include:

  • working after retirement
  • post-retirement benefits
  • pension funds, referring to a variety of matters including governance, tax and regulation
  • aggregation of different pension schemes

We are proud to add that our Partner Valentina Pomares has recently been shortlisted in band 3 by Top Legal, a well-known legal sector magazine in Italy. The research is based on a submission followed by interviews with clients.