Attilio Pavone

Head of Italy
Norton Rose Fulbright Studio Legale

Attilio Pavone

Attilio Pavone

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Biography

Attilio Pavone is an employment lawyer based in Milan. He advises clients on all aspects of employment and labour law, including: corporate restructuring; 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 and qualified to appear before the Italian Supreme Court in 2013.

Attilio’s work includes assisting a US company with employment and labour issues relating to the closure of its Italian plant. This included managing the mass redundancies procedure and successfully negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with the worker unions, reducing the risk of possible lawsuits by former employees.

Attilio’s client base spans a wide range of sectors. He has a keen knowledge of the following industries: financial services (consumer credit); energy (LPG or liquefied petroleum gases); and life sciences (cosmetics).

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

Attilio is a native Italian speaker and fluent in English.


Professional experience

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  • Law Degree, Catholic University of Milan, 1995
  • Avvocato, qualified in Italy
  • Chambers Europe, 2019, Employment. Clients commented on Attilio's "strong communication and knowledge-sharing skills." 
  • TopLegal Review, Labour Report 2019, Ranked 
  • Forbes Italy 2019, listed among the top 100 lawyers in Italy.
  • Legalcommunity Labour Report - The Best in Italy, 2018. Ranked. Client comments included: "Good work, he brings plenty of experience to the table"; "Proactive, always available and extremely accurate";  and, "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, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. Recommended for Employment and Labour Law.
  • Acritas Report 2019, 2018 and 2017. Acritas Star Lawyer. 
  • 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. 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".
  • Guest speaker discussing Italy's new Jobs Act, Confindustria, 2016
  • The Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI)
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Action Institute
  • English
  • Italian

Knowledge

Employment and labor hub

Publication | December 2018

Remuneration requirements

Thought leadership | August 22, 2018

Decreto Dignit approvato il testo definitivo

Publication | August 2018

Italy Employment and Labour Law update

Publication | July 2018