De Luca & Partners is specialised in providing advice to companies exclusively in the employment law field.The decision to specialise in this area in the middle of the 1970s remains the key point of the Firm's development strategy.

The specialisation of the Firm comprises:

agency agreements;
health and safety in the workplace
compliance with the Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/01;
Pensions and Social security law;
Privacy;
Immigration.

The partners and associates of the Firm provide services in the following four areas of practice:

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Consultancy on employment and labour law

The firm’s lawyers regularly advise companies and institutions on all issues regarding the day-to-day activities, allowing them to concentrate on their core businesses and reach their objectives.

The Firm assists clients with other routine issues, including, for example:

• stock option plans;
• retention plans;
• company policies;
• disciplinary procedures;
• grievance procedures

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Industrial relations and restructurings

Due to the specific expertise of the founder and to the skills of its team, the Firm, since its foundation, has always been regularly involved in reorganizations and restructurings, including trade unions negotiations.

The Firm's experience in restructuring, industrial relations and social shock absorbers is well recognized and for this reason, since 2012, De Luca & Partners is the exclusive official advisor for officers of Lombardy Labour Authorities (ARIFL) the competent public office for trade union procedures concerning collective lay-offs, collective redundancy plans and other social shock absorber procedures.

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Employment law related issues within M&A and extraordinary corporate transactions

De Luca & Partners also works closely with a number of Law Firms – and occasionally even for law firms having an employment law department – Private Equity Companies and Investment Funds where it is typically involved in managing labour aspects of M&A corporate transactions and restructuring of work organizations.

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Labour dispute resolution in court

Partners and Associates of the Firm are always committed to achieving Clients’ goals, preventing litigation when opportune.

Legal aid is in any case an important area of competence for the Firm.

As a matter of fact:

  • in the last 4 years, De Luca & Partners “successfully won 78% of the cases sponsored”, on average.
  • in the period 2013-2014, De Luca & Partners “successfully won 85% of the cases sponsored”, on average. Such outstanding result was confirmed by a specific analysis carried out by the company RSM Independent Auditors and Accounting Organization S.p.A.