Vincenzo Di Gennaro

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale

Vincenzo Di Gennaro

Vincenzo Di Gennaro



Vincenzo Di Gennaro is an employment and commercial lawyer based in Milan.

Vincenzo focuses his practice on all aspects of employment and labour law, including corporate restructurings, transfers of business, mass redundancies, individual dismissals, employment contracts, HR regulations and policies, commercial and insurance agency and distribution law. He is also an experienced employment and commercial agency litigator.

Vincenzo graduated with honours (cum laude) from the University of Naples and is recipient of the Law Society of Naples' Lawyer Honours (Toga d'Onore al Merito), in recognition of position as "top ranking lawyer qualified in 2012/2013".

He is a member of the following professional associations: EELA - European Employment Lawyer Association (since 2015), Lawyers' association "Camera degli Avvocati civili di Napoli" (since 2014).

Vincenzo is Lecturer since 2017 at the Business School of Sole 24 Ore.

Prior to joining our practice in December 2014 he worked for a leading Italian boutique firm that specializes in employment law.

Vincenzo is a native Italian speaker. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional experience

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  • Avvocato, qualified in Italy
  • (2018) Assisting Regal Beloit Corporation on employment law matters relating to the acquisition of Nicotra Gebhardt (leader in critical, energy-efficient systems for ventilation and air quality) from Ergon Capital Partners
  • (2018) Advising a major UK engineering company and a major US chemical company in the negotiations with several top level executives relating to the termination of their employment and director roles
  • (2017) Advising the Italian division of a major UK insurance company in a collective dismissal procedure successfully concluded with an agreement with the Trade Unions
  • (2016) Advising the Italian division of LyondellBasell on reaching a company-level agreement with the Trade Unions regarding industrial relations, redundancies and production bonuses
  • (2016) Advising a German pharmaceutical corporation on employment and labour law issues relating to a transfer of business involving employees and agents
  • (2016) Data privacy and financial services regulatory advice regarding a cloud based application that an international client planned to roll out to branches/subsidiaries around the world
  • (2016) Advising a major UK engineering company in the implementation of antivirus software and on employee privacy issues
  • (2015) Advising a US engineering company in a collective dismissal procedure involving more than 100 employees in Italy
  • (2015) Advising a public non-Italian petrol company on employment law matters relating to the acquisition of five companies active in the renewable energy sector in Italy
  • (2015) Advising a major US manufacturing company on employment law matters relating to the acquisition of an Italian company active in the production of compressors
  • 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: "Extremely proactive and competent. Business-oriented and pragmatic approach."
  • Legalcommunity Italia Labour Report, The best in Italy (2017): Ranked; client comments included: “Vincenzo Di Gennaro is extremely competent and proactive. He has a great capacity for team-working, assuring clients first class assistance”.
  • Winner “Emerging Labour Lawyer of the Year”, Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2016
    Vincenzo was selected for the award because “He is an up and coming lawyer to watch in the Italian labour market. Sources say he is “professional and careful to deliver precise and timely advice and interact with clients].”
  • Recipient of the Law Society of Naples’ Lawyer Honours (Toga d’onore), in recognition of position as “top ranking Italian lawyer qualified in 2012/2013”.
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish