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Francesca Lauro


Francesca Lauro

With over 20 years' experience, in employment law, Francesca Lauro is counsel of our Italian employment practice and assists her clients – mostly multinational companies - operating in various sectors, including life sciences and healthcare, information technology, chemical and petrochemical, energy, financial institutions, industrial and trade - in relation to all aspects of employment law. Also thanks to her past experience as in-house counsel of several major multinational companies, Francesca is able to combine her legal knowledge with suitable solutions tailored to the Client's needs and organisation, with a practical and problem solving approach.

She deals with a variety of employment issues, both ordinary and extraordinary, from the labour aspects of hiring employees, agents and consultants in Italy, including the drafting of the relevant contracts, policies, handbooks and codes of conduct, also with respect to the monitoring of employees’ internet use and whistleblowing, as well as evaluating Mother Companies documentation’s compliance with Italian law, to assisting Clients in implementing reorganisations, also including individual or collective dismissals and business transfers (including outsourcing). She assists Clients in out-of court negotiations with employees and in Court proceedings on any aspect of an employment relationship.

Francesca is member of the Italian Association of Labour Lawyers (Associazione degli Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani) and XBHR (Global Forum for Cross Border Human Resources).

Representative Experience

Advising several multinational companies in employment aspects related to the change of corporate governance, including the change of Managing Directors.

Advising a major UK Insurance Company in dealing with the closure of its business in Italy.

Assisting U.S. pharmaceuticals and technology companies in the employment aspects related to the start-up phase of their businesses in Italy.

Advising multinational companies in different sectors in implementing a reorganisation and reduction of their workforce in Italy.

Education and admissions


  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, 1987


  • EELA ((European Employment Lawyers Association), XBHR (Global Forum for Cross Border Human Resources)
  • Italian Association of Labour Lawyers (Associazione degli Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani)

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