Emanuela Nespoli is a Partner at the law firm, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, one of the leading major Italian players specialising in employment law, industrial relations, and agency contracts.
Emanuela read law at the University of Milan, graduating magna cum laude in 1993. She has been practising law since 1996, when she qualified into the Italian Bar, and has held rights of audience in the Italian Supreme Court since 2010. In addition to her native Italian, Emanuela is also fluent in English and often works on international matters that involve multi-jurisdiction operations and cross-border HR projects, giving both international and domestic advice to major Italian and foreign multinational companies on employment law. She is also the head of the firm's team dedicated to "Flexit" (flexible exit), which provides companies with specialised assistance on issues regarding pensions and early retirement.
She is the author of several articles and publications on employment law, is a regular contributor to the Law & Tax columns of the Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, and is also the co-author of the book "Individual Dismissals In Italy and Across Europe" (2008). More recently, she has also contributed to the book "Economic and Organisational Dismissals" (2016) published by Ius Laboris – Global HR Law, which is the largest international Alliance of Employment and HR Law specialists.
Emanuela is also highly involved in the legal service market, on both a national and international level. She is the Chair of the Ius Laboris Compensation & Benefits Expert Group and is a member of the Executive Board for the Lombardy Regional Chapter of the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI, Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani). She is also a member of the national AGI, the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).
Emanuela is consistently recognised for her employment law expertise by various legal directories such as Chambers & Partners Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal: Labour & Employment and Pensions & Benefits 2019. She was also shortlisted for four consecutive years for the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards.