Angelo Zambelli is a partner of the Italian law firm Grimaldi Studio Legale. He leads the employment and industrial relations department of the firm.
He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Milan in 1987. He was called to the Bar in 1992 and admitted to the Italian Supreme Court in 2004.
Angelo has amassed an outstanding reputation in employment and labour law, industrial relations, and issues relating to agency contracts and labour law disputes, acquiring in-depth knowledge of the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganisation and downsizing of subsidiaries of Italian and international groups. He works side by side with clients advising them on the handling of complicated industrial relation matters and often represents companies during negotiations.
He has been recognised as a leader in his field by leading legal directories such as Chambers Europe (band 1), Legal 500, European Legal Experts, and Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers, in addition to PLC Global Counsel, PLC Which Lawyer?, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and Who's Who in the World. Chambers Europe says of him: "Sources describe Angelo Zambelli as "incredibly skilled and extremely tough; he drives the process forward with his focused and result-oriented attitude." With extensive knowledge of company reorganisation and downsizing, he advises clients on industrial relations matters as well as represents them in negotiations." Angelo received the Lawyer of the Year Award for Industrial Relations from LegalCommunity in 2012 and in 2013.
He is the Italian representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) and the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), a member of the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI), the Italian HR Managers Association (AIDP), the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).
He is an established lecturer at conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, Synergia, AIDP, AGI IBA, ELA and ABA.
Angelo has published several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are: La nuova Riforma del Lavoro: Licenziamenti Individuali e Collettivi (The New Labour Law Reform: Collective Dismissals), Il Sole 24 Ore, 2014; Labour and Employment Compliance in Italy, International Bar Association and Wolters Kluwer, 2013; Riforma del lavoro: licenziamenti individuali e collettivi (The labour law reform: individual dismissals and redundancy), Il Sole 24 Ore, 2012; Diritto Sindacale e Relazioni Industriali (Trade Union Law and Industrial Relations), LegalCommunity.it, 2012; International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook – Italian Section, International Bar Association and Wolters Kluwer, 2012.
He speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish.
He was previously a partner at both Toffoletto e Soci, McDermott Will & Emery/Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato, and was founding and managing partner of LabLaw.