Chambers & Partners Europe
The Firm is continuously ranked in Band 1 by Chambers & Partners Europe.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2020 - What the team is known for Highly regarded employment boutique excelling in numerous different areas including the labour aspects of M&A, restructurings, trade union relations and contracts with commercial agents. Assists companies with national trade union disputes. Also active in the implementation of flexible working projects and data privacy audits. Advises an impressive roster of domestic and multinational corporations across a wide array of industries including life sciences, technology and fashion.
Chambers & Partners Europe 2019 - What the team is known for Market-leading employment boutique excelling in numerous different areas including the labour aspects of M&A, restructurings, trade union relations and contracts with commercial agents. Also active in the implementation of flexible working projects and data privacy audits. Advises an impressive roster of domestic and multinational corporations across a wide array of industries including life sciences, technology and fashion.
Strengths The department impresses with its "effective and efficient" approach and provision of a "tailor-made service."
In light of the team's capabilities, clients affirm they "would recommend the firm to anyone having to deal with complex employment issues."
Chambers & Partners Europe 2018 - What the team is known for Market-leading employment boutique excelling in numerous different areas including the labour aspects of M&A, restructurings, trade union relations and contracts with commercial agents. Also active in determining compensation packages and data privacy audits. Advises an impressive roster of domestic and multinational corporations across a wide array of industries including technology and insurance.
Strengths Sources confirm the firm's understanding of the employment sector and client service, with one noting: "The service and appropriateness of advice is excellent, as well as their response time," adding: "They have a solid industry knowledge." Another interviewee says: "It is an outstanding law firm with strong lawyers, who have a very innovative approach to a variety of issues."
Chambers & Partners Europe 2017 - Market-leading employment boutique excelling in numerous different areas including the labour aspects of M&A, restructurings, trade union relations and contracts with commercial agents. Advises an impressive roster of domestic and multinational corporations, across a wide array of industries including technology and insurance.
Strengths The outstanding quality of the team's work is often noted by clients, who state that "the firm has the capacity to be available, quick and give correct opinions." Clients also praise the practicality of the advice received, saying: "They are very focused on the business of the company, giving practical advice and always ready to provide answers in a timely manner." Sources highlight the modern approach of the team, stating the firm to be "boutique but innovative."
Chambers & Partners Europe 2016 - "Market-leading employment boutique excelling in numerous different areas including the labour aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, trade union relations and outsourcing. Clients belong to a variety of industries including the advertising, insurance and oil and gas sectors."
Chambers & Partners Europe 2015 - "Large team with an impressive portfolio of domestic and international clients. Has strong expertise across all areas of employment law and is capable of handling the most complex matter.The lawyers are precise, punctual and have a very clear vision of the client's needs.”
Chambers & Partners Europe 2014 - “The team is extremely open-minded; it looks at problems from various angles without any preconceptions.”
Chambers & Partners Europe 2013 - “Incredibly precise. One of the most well-recognised teams in Italy for employment law.”
Legal 500 EMEA
The Firm is repeatedly ranked as a Top Tier Firm by Legal 500.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 - "Boutique firm Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo’s sizeable team ‘sets itself apart in terms of innovation in the products it provides, but also in the internal management of the work’, ‘giving clear advice and strategy for every single case’. Franco Toffoletto ‘foresees where the market is going and proposes solutions on that basis’, as evidenced by his advice to an equipment manufacturer on the first edition of an automated online contract service created by the company for its clients. The ‘competent, reliable and responsive’ Emanuela Nespoli acted for Autogrill in negotiations with trade unions regarding the early retirement of up to 500 employees. Also highly recommended are Raffaele De Luca Tamajo, Aldo Bottini and Valeria Morosini."
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 - "Boutique offering Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo stands out for its ‘mix of theoretical legal knowledge, close support and strategic approach’."
Legal 500 EMEA 2017 - "‘First choice’ for numerous domestic and international blue-chip clients, boutique practice Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci stands out for its ‘excellent expertise in employment matters’ and its ‘international approach’.
Legal 500 EMEA 2016 - "‘Clearly one of the best firms for labour law advice’, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci’s ‘excellent and extremely responsive’ 16-partner team has ‘a lot of experience and great business acumen’. Recently, Aldo Bottini advised Microsoft on employment law aspects of its acquisition of the mobile phones division of Nokia and practice head Franco Toffoletto, who is singled out for ‘the brilliance of the solutions he proposes’, assisted Allianz with a trade union agreement regarding access to the insurance sector’s solidarity fund. Emanuela Nespoli is ‘always of enormous help, even in transformative moments for a company’, Valeria Morosini has ‘excellent knowledge of Italian regulations’, and Aldo Palumbo is ‘highly competent and precise’. Raffaele De Luca Tamajo is also recommended and Andrea Morone was promoted to the partnership."
Legal 500 EMEA 2015 - "At the very top of labour law advice in Italy", Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci has "high business acumen and a great team."
Legal 500 EMEA 2014 - "First in the class for employment law.”
Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards & Report
2019: The firm was recognised by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report Europe 2019 as commended in two categories: “Data, Knowledge and Intelligence” and “New Products and Services”. It was also ranked among the 50 Most Innovative Law Firms in Europe.
2018: The Firm’s Automated Contract Creation Platform was also selected as a finalist for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards Europe in 2018, and was also recognised in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report Europe in two categories: "Highly commended" for Business of Law - New products & services and “Commended" for «Business of Law – Technology.
2015: 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 received recognition for a joint project that resulted in the creation of a new and unique piece of software: iLex.
Professionista Digitale 2018/2019 and 2016/17 Award - Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University in Milan
In 2019 Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo was awarded the "Digital Professional 2018/2019" award by the Digital Innovation Observatory of Politecnico University in Milan for the category "Law firms". The firm was recognised for its Pricing and Staffing project: an easy and intuitive tool developed inhouse which generates price quotations for legal work, as well as for the selection of staff who will work on the requested work.
In 2017 the Firm was awarded the Professionista Digitale 2016/17 Award («Digital Professional Award») in the Law Firm category for its ad hoc case and practice management software "iLex".
The recognition, which is dedicated to law firms that have distinguished themselves for their innovative capabilities relating to organisation and business through the use of digital technologies, was awarded at the conference entitled "PROFESSIONISTI X.0 … A CIASCUNO IL SUO!", organised by the Osservatory.
Employment Law Firm of the Year - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2020 - ""Innovation is what distinguishes the firm's brand. In the past 12 months, it has extended its services to include HR Administration & Payroll consultancy and has created a piece of software to assist companies with HR management. It provides services covering all employment law issues at the highest of levels, thanks to a team of some of the most qualified lawers."
Employment Law Firm of the Year - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2019 - "It has concluded a year of great growth, expanding its presence in Italy and confirming itself as the law firm of the sector, even in 2019. The strength of their team of lawyers, with many appreciated and esteemed individuals, has also made an impression on the market. The market says: 'The assistance provided surpasses the mere provision of legal assistance and they always know how to anticipate the needs of their clients with avant-garde services and products'."
Employment Law Firm of the Year - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2018 - "This year Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo has emerged as the unequivocal benchmark in Italy for both judicial and non-judicial legal services, which makes it, without a shadow of a doubt, the Law Firm of the Year. The team is appreciated for its 'all-around meticulous nature and expertise, as well as its exellent negotiation skills and international approach'. The Firm also sets itself apart because it has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology. Just one of many examples: last year Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo launched an online contract creation platform for its clients, which is the first of its kind in Italy".
Employment Law Firm of the Year: Litigation - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2017- "Defined by the market as a ' true brand', this year the Firm was singled out many times, especially for great efficiency shown by the firm's lawyers in court".
Employment Law Firm of the Year - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2016 - "The firm is highly renowned in the employment law sector and offers constant advice to a number of important national and multinational companies. According to the firm’s clients, organisation, the expertise of its lawyers, network, innovation and investment in younger generations are the selling points of this firm”.
Law Firm of the Year: Agreements with commercial agents - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2015 - "A client confirmed: "The Firm gives state of the art employment law advice in Italy with an open mind on international matters". It has maintained constant growth over the years, in terms of both turnover and of personnel. Their practice extends to every area of employment law, including that of contracts with commercial agents, and guarantees its clients a complete service, covering all of the national territory".
Employment Law Firm of the Year - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2014 - “Around 90 professionals, 4 offices in Italy and others spread out all over the world thanks to an international alliance, a history full of important deals. If we look at the numbers, it becomes clear that we are speaking about one of the biggest national players practising in employment law. According to authoritative practitioners, this year, the law firm has distinguished itself with the ability of their professionals to work as a team.”
Law Firm of the Year: Agreements with commercial agents - Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2014 - “An almost unanimous decision by the market in awarding this firm the title of leader in this field. Approximately 90% of respondents, both clients and professionals, ranked it as the leader of the pack”.
Legalcommunity Labour Report 2014 - “The Firm sets itself apart through its teamwork, the ability of their legal professionals to work together with synergy and collaboration, achieving important goals.”
Law Firm of the Year: Industrial Relations and Social Security Law - Toplegal Awards 2019
Law Firm of the Year: Industrial Relations and Social Security Law - Toplegal Awards 2018
Law Firm of the Year: Employment Law - Toplegal Awards 2017 - "Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo, employment firm of the year, sets itself apart for its innovative and international approach".
Law Firm of the Year: Innovation - Toplegal Awards 2016 - "The Firm has always been mindful of its use of technology for the development of its organisation, it has established an IT structure for improving the management of the firm and has invested in innovation by creating its own Research & Development department".
Employment Law Firm of the Year: Litigation - Toplegal Awards 2015
Employment Law Firm of the Year: Litigation - Toplegal Awards 2014 - "The Firm coordinated the defensive board that assists Fiat, winning a successful judgment from the Court of Rome regarding the claim filed by Fiom Cgil Nazionale, involving 19 workers of the Pomigliano plant."
Law Firm of the Year: Innovation - Toplegal Awards 2014 - "The Firm has rendered its work more efficient and improved its internal organisation, recruiting a COO (Chief Operating Officer) and a Head of Quality, investing in technology and developing both an internal training system and a preparation appraisal system for its trainees and lawyers."
Employment Law Firm of The Year 2013 - Toplegal Awards 2013 - For “the Firm’s level of excellence … due to its high-profile deals and the widely-recognised guarantee of skill and quality.”
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