Angelo Zambelli


Angelo Zambelli leads the Employment and Industrial Relations Dept. of the Italian practice and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Employment Litigation Practice Group. Angelo Zambelli has amassed an outstanding reputation in 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, including the reorganisation and downsizing of subsidiaries of Italian and international groups. He works side by side with clients advising them on the handling of complicated industrial relation matters and often represents companies during negotiations. He is an established lecturer at many conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, Synergia, AIDP (Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association).

Bar Association, Memberships and Activities

  • Bar Association of Milan
  • Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI)
  • Italian representative of ELA – Employment Law Alliance

Admitted to Practice

  • Italy
  • Italian Supreme Court


  • Author, “International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook”, International Bar Association and Wolters Kluwer, 2010;
  • Author, “Codice del Processo del Lavoro” (Labour Procedure Case Law Collection), Il Sole 24 Ore, Second Edition, 2010;
  • Author, “Diritto sindacale” (Trade Union Law and Industrial Relations), Il Sole 24 Ore, Fourth Edition, 2010;
  • Author, “Risoluzione del rapporto di lavoro” (Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedure), Il Sole 24 Ore, Third Edition, 2010;
  • Author, “I licenziamenti e le sanzioni disciplinari”, Il Sole 24 Ore, Second Edition, 2006;
  • Co-author, “Le assenze nel rapporto di lavoro” (Procedures for Absences in the Workplace), Il Sole 24 Ore, First Edition, 2006;
  • Co-Author, “Dieci temi di diritto del lavoro” (Ten Themes on Labour Law), Pirola, 1996;
  • Author, “La disciplina dei licenziamenti” (Dismissal Procedure), Pirola, Third Edition, 1995.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Chambers Global
  • Chambers Europe
  • Legal500
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook
  • European Legal Experts
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers
  • International Who’s Who of Management and Employment Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who Legal
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in America


  • Università degli Studi di Milano, 1987, J.D., magna cum laude


  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish