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Angelo Zambelli

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Angelo Zambelli is a Co-Managing partner, member of the Executive Committee and head of the Employment and Industrial Relations Department of Grimaldi Studio Legale. He amassed an outstanding reputation in employment and labour law, industrial relations and issues relating to agency contracts and labour law disputes. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganization and downsizing of the Italian subsidiaries of domestic and international groups. Angelo works side by side with clients advising them on handling complicated industrial relations matters and often represents companies during negotiations.


After earning his JD magna cum laude at the Università degli Studi of Milan in 1987, Angelo became a member of the Italian Bar Association in 1992. Since 2004, he has the right of audience before the Italian Supreme Court. He is an established lecturer at many conferences organized by Il Sole 24 Ore, AIDP (Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale; Italian Association of HR Managers), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani; Italian Employment Lawyers Association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association). He has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy, according to Legalcommunity and GQ magazine published by Condé Nast - which have listed professionals who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact. He won the award as Best Lawyer of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2017, 2015 and 2014 editions, as well as the award as Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions (2012 and 2013 editions). Angelo has also received the Le Fonti award as Employment Lawyer of the Year 2018. In addition, his department has been awarded as Best Practice Restructuring (2018) and as Law Firm of the Year - Labour Restructuring (2016 and 2019) at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards. It has also recently received the award as Law Firm of the Year at the Le Fonti Labour Awards 2019. According to a survey made by Legalcommunity, it has resulted that since the last four/five years Mr. Zambelli is one of the five employment lawyers to have been classified as a “star” in the labour market in Italy, being one of the lawyers who has obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors. In 2018, Who’s Who Legal has included Angelo among the four “Most Highly Regarded” lawyers in Italy with regard to Labour, Employment and Benefits.

Professional Memberships

•Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI; Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani);

•Italian Association of HR Managers (AIDP; Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale);

•European Employment Lawyer Association (EELA);

•Employment Law Alliance (ELA) (Mr Zambelli is the exclusive representant for Italy for ELA);

•American Bar Association (ABA);

•International Bar Association (IBA).


Angelo is author of several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are:

•Manuale di Diritto del Lavoro (Employment and Labour Law Handbook) - Il Sole 24 Ore (2019);

•Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (Company Crisis and Employment Relationship) (collection of five books) - Il Sole 24 Ore (2018), which - on June 21, 2019 - has been awarded as the Best Book on Employment Law by the Labour Consultants Association of Milan;

•International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (Italian Section) - International Bar Association and Wolters Kluwer, sixth edition (2018), fifth edition (2017), fourth edition (2016), third edition (2015) and second edition (2014);

•Licenziamenti Individuali e Collettivi Prima e Dopo il Jobs Act (Individual and Collective Dismissals Before and After the Jobs Act) - Il Sole 24 Ore (2015);

•Diritto Sindacale - Le Relazioni Industriali dopo il Jobs Act (Trade Union Law - Industrial Relations after the Jobs Act) - Il Sole 24 Ore (2015);

•La Nuova Riforma del Lavoro: Licenziamenti Collettivi (The New Labour Law Reform: Collective Dismissals) - Il Sole 24 Ore (2014).


Hobbies: skiing and golfing