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It is with great pleasure that LABLAW shares with you the news that on the evening of October 1st, 2018, during a gala ceremony in Milan, the firm’s Founding Partners Luca Failla and Francesco Rotondi were presented with 2 very important awards at the 2018 LegalCommunity Labour Awards. In their words:

Italian Employment Lawyer of the Year 2018:
Francesco Rotondi

Flagged by the market and counterparties for "360° experience and expertise, including Sports Law, and notable business acumen" clients appreciate his "very easy attitude, pragmatic approach, and extreme efficiency". This year Francesco Rotondi has distinguished himself in terms of extra-judicial counsel as well as in terms of the contentious cases which have had widespread media coverage and has led him to win the 2018 Italian Employment Lawyer of the Year award.

Italian Employment Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2018:
Luca Failla

Luca Failla has unanimously been recognised as an exceptional litigator, "ultra competent and efficient in law, with an approach which is always pragmatic". One case, above all, which can be seen given the considerable media coverage in 2018 representing a very well known Multinational Company - the most important ruling on discrimination in the workplace in Italy so far which also created a precedent not only in Italy but also at the European level.

After been awarded in 2013 this is an extremely great honour to be presented again this year with these awards as LegalCommunity is one of the top publications in Italy dedicated to the legal sector and one of the leading expert sources on the market.

Guided by the Founders Luca Failla and Francesco Rotondi, LABLAW is today the most extended Italian
labor law firm for numbers of lawyers and offices..

Founded in January 2006 by Luca Failla and Francesco Rotondi, LABLAW Law Firm has offices in Milan, Padua, Pescara, Genoa, Naples, Bari and Rome and has become one of the most important Italian law firms specialized in labor law, as proved by many awards and prizes gained over the years: Labour Law Firm of the Year 2009, 2010 and 2011 (Top Legal), Law Firm of the Year (The Lawyer), Law Firm of the Year Industrial
Relations 2015 (Labor Award by
LegalCommunity), Excellence in Labor Law 2016 (Le Fonti Awards), Law firm of the Year Labor Law – Banking (LOY Banking & Finance AWARDS 2018), Law Firm of the Year Restructuring (Le Fonti Awards 2018).

It carries out advisory activities for important Italian and foreign companies in all areas of
labor law, as well as following top managers in complex negotiations relating to both formalisation and termination of employment relationships.

After the recent partnership with the law firm Marazza & Associati in Rome, there are currently around 80 lawyers and among them 20 Partners in 7 locations in Italy.

Lablaw has also strenghtened its international recognition, creating in 2011 together with five of the world's leading law firms in the field of labor law, the Global Employment and Labor Law Alliance ( International Alliance, that counts today more than 30 law firms and over 1,500 specialised lawyers all over the world with leading international law firms such as Jackson Lewis (USA), FIlion Wakely (Canada), Tozzini Freire (Brazil), Induslaw (India ), Flichy Grangè (France), Clyde & Co (UK), Pusch Walig (Germany), Harmers (Australia) Zhong Lun (China) among the many.


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