Angelo Zambelli


Grimaldi Studio Legale
Via F.lli Gabba 4
20121 Milan

Tel: +39 0230309390


Angelo Zambelli is a partner, member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and head of the Employment and Industrial Relations Department of the Firm.

Mr Zambelli amassed an outstanding reputation in employment and labour law, industrial relations and issues relating to agency contracts and labour law disputes acquiring in-depth knowledge of the planning and implementation of extraordinary finance operations and restructuring plans, including the reorganisation and downsizing of subsidiaries of Italian and international groups. Mr Zambelli works side by side with clients advising them on handling complicated industrial relations matters and often represents companies during negotiations.

After earning his JD magna cum laude at the Università degli Studi of Milan in 1987, Angelo Zambelli became a member of the Milan Bar Association in 1992. Since 2004, Mr Zambelli is qualified to plead before the higher courts as well as the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione).

He is also a member of AGI, of AIDP, member of EELA and representant for Italy for ELA, as well as member of ABA and IBA.

He is an established lecturer at many conferences organised by Il Sole 24 Ore, Synergia, AIDP (Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale), AGI (Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani), EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association), IBA (International Bar Association), ELA (Employment Law Alliance) and ABA (American Bar Association).

Prior to joining Grimaldi Studio Legale, Angelo Zambelli was a founding member and managing partner of LabLaw Studio Legale. He was also partner at the law firms of McDermott Will & Emery/Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato and Toffoletto e Soci.

He is the Italian representative of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), and a member of the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), the Italian HR Managers Association (AIDP – Associazione Italiana per la Direzione del Personale), the International Bar Association (IBA), and American Bar Association (ABA).
Mr Zambelli has published several books on employment law and trade union issues, the latest of which are: “La Nuova Riforma del Lavoro: Licenziamenti Collettivi” (The New Labour Law Reform: Collective Dismissals, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2014); “Labour and Employment Compliance in Italy” (International Bar Association – Wolters Kluwer, 2nd edition, 2014); “Riforma del Lavoro: Licenziamenti Individuali e Collettivi” (The Labour Law Reform: Individual Dismissals and Redundancy, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2012); “Diritto Sindacale e Relazioni Industriali” (Trade Union Law and Industial Relations,, 2012); “International Labour and Employment Compliance Handbook” (Italian section, International Bar Association and Wolters Kluwer, 2012); “Codice del Processo del Lavoro” (Labour Procedure Case Law Collection, Il Sole 24 Ore, 2nd edition, 2010); “Diritto Sindacale” (Trade Union Law and Industrial Relations, Il Sole 24 Ore, 5th edition, 2012); “Risoluzione Del Rapporto di Lavoro” (Dismissal and Disciplinary Procedure, Il Sole 24 Ore, 4th edition, 2012); “Le Assenze nel Rapporto di Lavoro” (Procedures for Absences in the Workplace, co-author, Il Sole 24 Ore, 1st edition, 2006); “Dieci Temi di Diritto del Lavoro” (Ten Themes on Labour Law, co-author, Pirola, 1996); “La Disciplina dei Licenziamenti” (Dismissal Procedure, Pirola, 3rd edition, 1995).
Angelo Zambelli has been consecutively recognised as a leader in his field by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe (Band 1), Legal 500, European Legal Experts, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers, in addition to PLC Global Counsel, PLC Which Lawyer?, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who in the World, and Best Lawyers.

He received the Legal Community – Labour Awards, “Best Lawyer of the Year in Industrial and Trade Unions Relations”, both in 2012 and 2013 editions.

Grimaldi Studio Legale has been one of the most significant law firms in the Italian legal scenario for over 20 years, initially as the Italian partner of the firm Clifford Chance and subsequently as an independent law firm. Situated in Milan, Rome, Brussels and London, with 26 partners and more than 100 highly qualified lawyers and trainees, the Firm is a leader in the legal services marketplace.
“Angelo Zambelli retains his position as a leading lawyer in the employment law arena. One pleased client says: “Angelo has huge experience in managing difficult and intricate situations. When you have him on your side, you know that you are covered.”
Chambers & Partners, 2016