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Attilio Pavone

Head of Italy

Attilio Pavone


T:+39 02 86359 417

Attilio Pavone is an employment lawyer based in Milan. He advises clients on all aspects of employment and labour law, including corporate restructurings, transfers of business, mass redundancies, individual dismissals, employment contracts, HR regulations and policies and commercial agency law. He is also an experienced employment and commercial agency litigator. He is qualified to appear before the Italian Supreme Court (since 2013).

Attilio’s recent work includes assisting a US company on employment and labour issues relating to the company’s closure of an Italian plant, managing the mass redundancies procedure and successfully negotiating with the worker unions a collective bargaining agreement concerning the termination of the redundant workforce, thereby assisting the company in reducing the risk of possible lawsuits by former employees.

Attilio’s client base spans a wind range of industry sectors. He has keen knowledge in particular in the financial services (consumer credit), energy (LPG or liquefied petroleum gases) and life sciences (cosmetics) industries.

Attilio obtained his Law Degree from Catholic University of Milan in 1995. He is an active member of numerous professional associations, including: AGI – The Italian Employment Lawyers Association, EELA – European Employment Lawyers Association, IBA – International Bar Association and Action Institute. He is the author of numerous articles and publications on employment law topics and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on topics of employment law.

Attilio is a native Italian speaker. He is fluent in English.

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  • Admissions
    • Avvocato, qualified in Italy
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Legalcommunity Labour Report 2018, The best in Italy. Ranked; noted as our key strengths: "(1) expertise and practice in all areas of employment law; (2) technical skills, professionalism, timeliness and responsiveness; (3) knowledge and understanding of the market and the company's business; (4) presence and availability of the partners; (5) international network and strong presence in Italy". Client comments included: "Good work, he brings plenty of experience to the table"; "Proactive, always available and extremely accurate"; "He is very focused on the case but with the capacity to have an overview on the different topics in order to find the best solutions".
    • Who's Who Legal. Recommended for Employment and Labour Law (Italy) 2016, 2017 and 2018
    • Acritas Report 2018, 2017. Named Acritas Star as a result of a survey of 4,000+ general counsel and other senior leaders at legal departments around the world.
    • Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2017. Agency Contract Lawyer of the Year
    • Legalcommunity and GQ Magazine 2017. Listed among the top 50 lawyers in Italy
    • Legalcommunity Labour Report – The Best in Italy 2017, 2016. Ranked among the best lawyers in Italy; clients comments included: "Attilio Pavone is the best lawyer I know" […] "His work is excellent. He knows our business and his professional, clear, transparent and approachable; these are his strengths"
  • Speaking engagements

    Attilio Pavone was a guest speaker at a conference on November 25, 2016 hosted by Confindustria, Italy’s leading organization representing the manufacturing, construction, energy, transportation, ITC, tourism and services industries in Italy, to discuss Italy's new Jobs Act. Topics discussed included individual dismissals and mass redundancies, fixed term contracts and temporary work, new rules about employees' duties and monitoring employees at work.