Firm: Grimaldi Studio Legale
Office: Corso Europa no. 12
Tel: +39 02 3030 9390
Fax: +39 02 3030 9340
Bio: 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 (Avvocati 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’s the sole Italian representative for ELA and a member of AGI, AIDP, EELA, IBA and ABA. He’s also a member of the main international legal directories.
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 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, seventh edition (2019), sixth edition (2018), fifth edition (2017), fourth edition (2016), third edition (2015) and second edition (2014).
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 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 six 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.
Angelo has been included by Who’s Who Legal among the four “Most Highly Regarded” Italian employment lawyers in both 2018 and 2019 (first position last year).