Angelo Zambelli is 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 litigation. He has acquired in-depth knowledge in the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganisation and downsizing of either domestic companies or the Italian subsidiaries of 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 University of Milan in 1987, he became a member of the Italian Bar Association in 1992. Since 2004, he has had the right of audience and pleading before the Italian Supreme Court.
He is an established lecturer at many conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, AIDP (Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale; Italian Association of Personnel Management), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani; Italian Labour Lawyers Association), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association).
He's the exclusive Italian representative for ELA and member of AGI, AIDP, EELA, IBA and ABA. 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) (630 pages) - Il Sole 24 Ore, 2019; Crisi Aziendale e Rapporto di Lavoro (Company Crisis and Employment Relationship) (Collection of five books; 1,070 pages) - 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; the International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (Italian Section) (102 pages) - IBA and Wolters Kluwer, first to eighth edition (2013 - 2020).
He won the award for Best Lawyer of the Year at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards in 2017, 2015 and 2014, as well as the award for Best Lawyer of the Year for Industrial Relations and Trade Unions in 2012 and 2013 and that for Best Lawyer of the Year for Restructuring in 2020. Angelo has 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 received the award as Law Firm of the Year for Employment and Industrial Relations at the Le Fonti Labour Awards 2019.
He’s ranked in tier/band 1 in all the international legal directories.
Among others, he has been ranked among the top 30 leader lawyers in Italy, according to Legalcommunity and GQ magazine published by Condé - which have listed professionals who stand out for managerial skills, strategic vision and media impact.
Moreover, according to a survey made by Legalcommunity, Angelo is one of the five employment lawyers to have been classified as a "star" in the Italian labour market in the last seven years, having been one of the lawyers who obtained the highest number of positive comments and referrals from important stakeholders in the market, including competitors.
Angelo has been also included by both Who’s Who Legal among the four “Most Highly Regarded” Italian employment lawyers in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and by The Legal 500 in its “Hall of Fame”.
The Italian Constitutional Court declares the invalidity of the “arithmetic rule” to quantify indemnities against unlawful dismissalsIn November 2018, the Italian Constitutional Court has declared the invalidity of the statutory “arithmetic rule” which was to be adopted by the Judge when quantifying the indemnity which certain categories of employees unlawfully dismissed are entitled to