Founder – Managing Partner
Founder – Managing Partner
Degree from the Catholic University of Milan, J.D. 1991.
Member of the Bar Association since 1994.
Francesco Rotondi is a Founder – Managing Partner of LABLAW – Studio Legale.
He provides 360° Labor Law and Industrial Relations counsel to numerous important Italian companies as well as international businesses with operations in Italy. He boasts a solid experience assisting with reorganization and restructuring plans, extraordinary operations, trade union litigation, the management of employment contracts, and with the organization of agency networks in the commercial and credit sectors.
Francesco is particularly well known for managing complex reorganizations and corporate restructuring, top management labor issues and litigation, in addition to providing counsel on future scenarios of labor law and the individual work contracts – advising on new types of employment contracts for the digital economy.
Francesco commenced his professional career in 1991 at Trifirò & Partners, where he became Partner. In 2001, he joined Hammonds Rossotto as a Partner and Head of the Employment and Industrial Relations Department. In 2006, Francesco Rotondi founded LABLAW – one of the top employment and labour law firms in Italy.
Francesco Rotondi is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA). In addition, Francesco is a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Personnel Directors (AIDP) of Lombardia, a Member of CONFINDUSTRIA, as well as being a member of the Scientific Committee of Employment Law & Practice at IPSOA – the Italian Professional institution of Corporate Organisation.
Francesco is extremely active in the academic world – teaching courses on diverse Italian Employment & Labour Law subjects at universities around the country. You will read more about this below.
In addition, he is also a licensed journalist in Italy and has published numerous articles and books on a number of industrial relations and trade union matters over the years. Of particular note, Francesco is the Director of the Licosia Edition series “The Work Has Changed. We Change The Rules” which aims to develop an evolutionary vision of labor law. A full list of these publications is provided below.
Francesco is regularly recognized by both the national and international legal communities as a leader in his field year after year:
Black Belt of Italian Employment Law | 100 Industry Leading Consultants – Forbes Magazine 2019
Lawyer of the Year | Trade Union and Industrial Relations – TopLegal Awards 2018.
AA Ranking for Italian Employment Law – LegalCommunity Labour Report 2018
Italian Employment Lawyer of the Year – LegalCommunity Labour Awards 2018.
Lawyer of The Year – Le Fonti Awards 2018.
Lawyer of the Year | Trade Union and Industrial Relations – TopLegal Awards 2017.
Lawyer of the Year | Counsel – LegalCommunity Labour Awards 2017.
LegalCommunity Labour Awards: Advisory Lawyer of the Year 2017.
Lawyer of the Year | Sport – TopLegal Industry Awards 2017.
Lawyer of the Year | Litigation – TopLegal Awards 2016.
Lawyer of the Year | Trade Union & Industrial Relations – LegalCommunity Labour Awards 2016
40 Most Influential Lawyers Under 50
Italian Employment Lawyer of the Year – Premio Internazionale Le Fonte 2015
Special Award – LegalCommunity Labour Awards 2014
Lawyer of the Year – LegalCommunity Labour Awards 2012
Labour Professional of the Year FINALIST – TopLegal Awards 2010 – 2012
Chambers Europe 2007 – 2019
Legal 500 EMEA 2007 – 2019
Who’s Who Legal 2011 – 2019
Expert Guides 2007 – 2009 – 2011 – 2019
Best Lawyers 2010 – 2019
Best of the Best 2012
Employment, Labour and Benefits Lawyer of The Year – Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017.
European Managing Partner of the Year FINALIST – The Lawyer European Awards 2012
European Managing Partner of the Year FINALIST – Legal Week Awards 2010 – 2011
Member of the Board of Arbitrators of Assolavoro (Confidustria)
Member of the Labor Law and Practice Scientific Committee – IPSOA
Member of the Justice Commission of the 2° for the Federal Council of the Italian Kickboxing Federation
2016 | Educational Coordinator for the Masters Course: Employment Law & Corporate Organisation – IPSOA
2002 – 2005 | President of the Committee of Guarantors of the Region of Lombardy | Medical Management
University of Carlo Cattaneo LIUC – Adjunct Professor of Employment Law
AIDP (The Italian Association of Personnel Directors) – Lecturer
HRCommunity Academy – Lecturer
GIDP – Personnel Directors Group – Lecturer
European University of Rome – Adjunct Professor
International Research Institute – Lecturer
CEGOS – Lecturer
Paradigma – Lecturer
SDA Bocconi – Professor
University Carlo Cattaneo LIUC – Professor of Labour Law
University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’ – Professor of Labour Law Master OPL.
Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI) of Lombardia – Professor
University of Milan ‘degli Studi’ – Professor for the Masters Course: Sport Law
Executive Studies Institute (ISTUD) – Professor
Institute of Personnel Management (ISPER) – Professor
University of Milan – Sacro Cuore – Scholar at The Labour Law Institute.
2017 | IPSOA – Professor for the Masters Course: The Work Relationship During a Company Crisis
2017 | IPSOA – Professor for the Masters Course: The Work Relationship and Corporate
Francesco Rotondi is the author of numerous books and articles on employment and trade union matters. He regularly publishes commentary in the following professional journals and newspapers:
AIDP | HR Online
AIDP | Dir. Pers
Il Sole 24 Ore | Guida al Lavoro,
Il Sole 24 Ore | Avvocati 24
IPSOA | Diritto & Pratica del Lavoro
IPSOA | Il Lavoro nella Giurisprudenza
IPSOA | Il Quotidiano Unico
IPSOA | Guida alle Paghe
Leggi di Lavoro, rivista giuridica dei consulenti del lavoro, Fondazione Studi Consulenti del Lavoro
Sintesi, rassegna di giurisprudenza e dottrina, Commissione Studi e Ricerche dell’Ordine dei Consulenti del lavoro
Introduction of the book of Pino Mercuri, “The future of the work explained to my daughter”-Licosia editions, necklace “The work has changed. Let’s change the Rules “, November 2018
Jobs App, a new contract of work for the digital economy – Edizioni Guerini Next, 2018 (co-authored with Luca Solari);
Work and industrial relations at the time of the crisis and the Jobs Act – Welfare Annual Report 2016. The point of view of the professionals of the work – Franco Angeli, 2016 (co-author)
Flexibility vs Insecuerity: Which Side is Matteo Renzi’s Jobs Act on? – Rubbettino Editore, 2015
Dialogues on Industrial Relations: Collective Bargaining After Marchionne, MIND 2012