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Phone Number

+39 02 3030 9390

Fax Number

+39 02 3030 9340

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Grimaldi Studio Legale

Main Office Address

Via F.lli Gabba 4
Milan 20121

Office Locations

Milan, Rome, Brussels

Firm Phone Number

+39 02 3030 9330

Firm Fax Number

+39 02 3030 9340

Personal Background

Angelo Zambelli leads the Employment and Industrial Relations Department of Grimaldi Studio Legale.  He is a Co-Managing Partner and member of the Executive Commitee of the Firm that counts more than 100 lawyers in two offices in Italy (Milan and Rome), and one in Brussels.

Mr Zambelli amassed an outstanding reputation on 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. This experience includes the reorganisation and downsizing of subsidiaries of Italian and international groups. Mr Zambelli works beside clients advising them on the handling of complicated industrial relations matters and he often represents companies during negotiations.

Mr Zambelli received his law degree, magna cum laude, at the University of Milan in 1987 and was admitted as a member of the Italian Bar Association in 1992. He was then admitted to practice at the Italian Supreme Court in 2004.

He is the Italian representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), and a member of the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and American Bar Association (ABA).

Mr Zambelli has published several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are Labour and Employment Compliance in Italy (International Bar Association - Wolters Kluwer 2013); Riforma del lavoro: licenziamenti individuali e collettivi (The labour law reform: individual dismissals and redundancy), 2012; Diritto Sindacale e Relazioni Industriali (Trade Union Law and Industial Relations), 2012; International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook (Italian section, International Bar Association and Wolters Kluwer, 2012); Codice del Processo del Lavoro (Labour Procedure Case Law Collection) 2nd edition, 2010; Diritto Sindacale (Trade Union Law and Industrial Relations)5th edition, 2012; Risoluzione del rapporto di lavoro (Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedure) 4th edition, 2012; Le assenze nel rapporto di lavoro (Procedures for Absences in the Workplace) co-author, 1st Edition, 2006; Dieci temi di diritto del lavoro (Ten Themes on Labour Law) co-author, 1996; La disciplina dei licenziamenti (Dismissal Procedure) 3rd edition, 1995.

Angelo Zambelli has been consecutively recognised as a leader in his field by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, European Legal Experts, 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, Who's Who in the World, and Best Lawyers.

Prior to joining Grimaldi Studio Legale, Angelo Zambelli was a founding member and managing partner of LabLaw Studio Legale. He was also partner at the law firms of McDermott Will & Emery/Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato and Toffoletto e Soci.

In addition to his native Italian, Mr Zambelli is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

He received the Legal Community - Labour Awards, "Best Lawyer of the Year in Industrial and Trade Unions Relations”, both in  2012 and 2013 editions.


Firm Background

Grimaldi Studio Legale is the result of the separation of the Italian office from the Dewey & LeBoeuf network. Grimaldi Studio Legale has an extraordinary breadth of practice and extensive industry experience. We have the knowledge, resources and commitment to client service to address the most complex and challenging legal issues.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Employment and Labor Law
  • M&A, private equity and venture capital
  • Finance and corporate finance
  • Antitrust
  • Capital markets and competition
  • Tax
  • Energy law
  • Litigation matters
  • Administrative law