Chairman & Managing Partner: Franco Toffoletto
Senior Partner: Raffaele De Luca Tamajo
Partners Handling Cross-Border Work: Franco Toffoletto, Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, Aldo Bottini, Elio Cherubini, Donatella Cungi, Valeria Morosini, Emanuela Nespoli, Paola Pucci, Aldo Palumbo, Stefano de Luca Tamajo, Ornella Patané, Marco Sideri
Number of partners: 19
Number of lawyers: 65
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is the leading Italian specialist for employers in employment and labour law. Its dedicated team of 19 partners, 65 lawyers and 35 employees operates from the firm’s offices in Milan, Naples, Rome, Bergamo and Brescia. The firm’s offices are fully integrated and are not a series of autonomous local firms working together. This characteristic guarantees clients a high quality service firm-wide.
The firm has been working exclusively with companies for over 90 years on all aspects of HR management; from providing day-to-day legal advice to handling labour disputes at court. Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo is one of the five members that founded the Ius Laboris™ Alliance (www.iuslaboris. com), the largest global alliance of leading employment, labour and pensions law firms. Through the alliance, the firm is able to offer clients the highest standard legal services across 55 countries: truly global coverage, with local knowledge and expertise. The firm regularly manages cross-border projects across multiple jurisdictions; always finding the innovative solutions tailored to its clients’ ever-changing needs.
In 2018 Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo was awarded ‘Employment Law Firm of the Year’ at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2017, as well as ‘Law Firm of the Year: Industrial Relations and Social Security Law’ at the TopLegal Awards 2018. In 2018 the firm’s ‘Automated Contract Creation Platform’ was also selected as a finalist for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2018. It was also recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report Europe in two categories: ‘Highly commended’ for Business of Law—New products and services and ‘Commended’ for Business of Law—Technology. The firm was also ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe. The firm was also nominated at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe 2015, with the Financial Times recognising it as a ‘Standout’ firm for its use of technology in its FT Innovative Lawyers Report. The firm also won another award in 2017 for its innovations: the Digital Professional Award, which was awarded by the prestigious Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University of Milan.
As highly regarded practitioners in their field, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo boasts a long history of collaboration with the leading Italian financial daily, Il Sole 24 Ore. The firm’s publications also feature regularly in law journals and academic resources and its senior lawyers are frequent speakers at national and international conferences.
Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo attracts Italy’s top graduates and, through its structured in-house training programme, the knowledge within the firm is kept consistent and always at the forefront.
The firm’s partners are members of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI).
Main Areas of Practice:
-Labour & Agency
The firm assists its clients through the provision of legal services in every aspect of employment and labour law. These include:
Employment & Labour:
Negotiation of collective agreements; interpretation of collective agreements; strategic considerations on the possibilities and risks of industrial conflicts; participation in trade union negotiations; assistance in the elaboration of business and managerial strategies; assistance in agreements for the constitution of European Work Councils; litigation.
M&A & Restructuring:
Employee-related due diligence; planning of employment law issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions; outsourcing and restructuring processes; collective redundancies; audits and due diligence.
Drawing Up of Employment Contracts:
Restrictive covenants, confidentiality clauses, privacy clauses, employee inventions and noncompetition clauses.
Human Resources Management:
Employment procedures and policies; smart working policies; company regulations; confidentiality procedures; use of IT equipment and email; employee monitoring procedures; data privacy; disciplinary codes and code of ethics; technology and employee rights; international secondments.
Executive Compensation & Incentive Arrangements:
Bonus schemes and stock option plans; employee benefits; employee welfare benefit plans.
Management of Employment Contracts:
Application of disciplinary sanctions; transfers, changes of job or other conditions of the employment contract; reduction-in-workforce, plant closure and collective redundancies.
The firm advises both domestic and international clients in all sectors including: banking, insurance, chemical, financial services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, automotive, advertising, media, telecommunications, energy, information technology, aviation, mining, fashion, food and beverage, real estate, manufacturing, publishing and retail.
The firm strives to develop a close and long-term relationship with each of its clients. Its aim is to achieve ‘win-win’ situations for its clients and to ensure its business relationships are easy, efficient and productive.