Firm profile submitted by De Luca & Partners
President: Vincenzo De Luca
Managing Partner: Vittorio De Luca
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 9
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Composed of 20 people, De Luca & Partners was founded more than 40 years ago, in 1976, by the President, Vincenzo De Luca. The law firm is specialised in employment law and carries out its consultation, assistance activity, including for all aspects of litigation management for national and multinational companies from all commodity sectors. The studio’s areas of expertise include agency law and trade union law. Thanks to its in-depth knowledge of laws and practices, as well as its capacity to simply and clearly explain the rules (which are often complex) of Italian employment law, the firm frequently handles cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and provides advise to headquarters, legal affairs directors and human resource managers working outside of Italy.
The firm relies on a solid network of counterparts for transactions requiring activity in Italy or the world. The firm advises over 400 clients, with whom it enjoys long-term professional relationships due to an ability to adapt to their ever-changing requirements. Clients are either mainly represented by large and medium sized Italian and foreign companies from a variety of business industries such as: audit, banking, chemical, design, fashion, furniture, insurance, metal mechanical, retail, food and drink, media and marketing, software, technology and telecommunications, energy, automobiles and parts, etc.
Specialisation, confidentiality, professionalism, independence, efficiency, a pro-active attitude, attention to its clients’ needs and transparency: these are the values that have driven De Luca & Partner’s activities since 1976. Technology and knowledge sharing are a key factor for the firm.
De Luca & Partners also invests in researching and disseminating employment law material and for this reason collaborates with Il Sole 24 Ore and with the main employment law journals. Its partners and associates are often invited as speakers at training courses, workshops and seminars. For over a decade and until 2013, when the edition ceased, De Luca & Partners was responsible for drafting Employment Terms and Conditions – Italy published by Towers Watson (formerly, Watson Wyatt).
In 2015, De Luca & Partners has been responsible for the edition of ‘Doing Business in Italy’ for the Italian Trade Agency (ICE Institute), as far as employment law is concerned. The firm regularly organises conventions and seminars on employment law issues and the lawyers are regularly engaged in writing articles and books concerning employment law.
Due to its skills in assisting foreign investors in M&A transactions and start-ups, De Luca & Partners is:
■ The Strategic Partner of Invest in Lombardy (www.investinlombardy.com)
■ Partner of Camera di Commercio Italo- Germanica (www.ahk-italien.it)
■ Partner of Easy Business in Milan (www.ebmilan.com)
■ Partner of HR Capital S.r.l.
De Luca & Partners is continuous partner for:
■ National and International Law firms
■ Private Equity companies and Investment Funds
■ Auditing firms in complex M&A and restructuring transactions during the acquisition, restructuring and disposal phases of investments in companies operating in Italy