Chairman: Vincenzo De Luca
Managing Partner: Vittorio De Luca
Number of partners: 4 Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
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: labour 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 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 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.
Main 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
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.
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.
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.