LABLAW expands with Boutique Merger

Lablaw - 10 Years

LABLAW – Studio Legale, a major Italian law firm specialized in labour Law, continues its impressive growth strategy with the addition of two new Partners, renowned labour and employment law attorneys Giorgio Treglia and Francesca Maria Valle. In addition, highly regarded employment lawyers Federica Sarti, Silvia Cassina and Cristina Mercuri will also join the LABLAW team.

Since its launch in January of 2006, LABLAW has grown exponentially and now has more than 60 lawyers and 13 partners, operating from 6 locations throughout Italy (Milan, Naples, Bari, Genoa, Padua and Pescara).

Mr. Giorgio Treglia has worked for over 30 years in the labour-law market. He is recognized nationwide as one of the leading experts in Labour Law and in Procedural Labour Law. His expertise covers the full range of labour and employment law matters; litigation, drafting and management of employment and quasi-employment contracts; dismissals and related procedures. He also provides assistance to top managers and executives in the banking and financial, insurance, industrial and journalism sectors. Mr. Treglia is a specialist in the field of corporate acquisitions, the utilization of unemployment benefit schemes, trade union relations and complex transactions. He has also collaborated with the Bankruptcy Division of the Court of Milan with respect to labour law issues. Some of his major clients include Conad, Wagon Lits, Parmigiani Fleurier, Banca Passadore and IULM, amongst others.

Ms. Francesca Maria Valle graduated in civil procedural law at the Milan State University in 1996. She has been registered with the Register of Higher Courts since 2013, a member of the Bar Association since 2000 and is also an AGI member. She has been a partner at the Treglia Valle Law Firm since 2003, even during the brief experience with Danovi (2008-2013). Prior to 2008, she worked in her family-owned law firm with her father, criminal lawyer Ezio Maria Valle. She is specialized in labour law and has gained experience in litigation management, including before the higher courts, in the management of work relations and, in particular, managerial relations in the field of health protection and safety at workplaces as well as contracts, sales, transfers and leases of enterprises (also in regard to criminal law aspects). She has also provided assistance with respect to labour law issues within bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings. She also provides strategic consulting to managers and enterprises and assists with corporate reorganization processes. Further, she is well versed in the subjects of welfare and social security in regard to the assessment and penalty-imposing activity of the agencies and administrative and legal proceedings.

“The fusion of the boutique firm led by Giorgio Treglia and Francesca Maria Valle into LABLAW,” remarked Francesco Rotondi and Luca Failla, founding members of LABLAW, “is an important confirmation of the growth of our firm and a further step forward in our development. 10 years after establishing LABLAW, this recent acquisition confirms that LABLAW is surely one of the top tier Italian firms in the labour-law market, both nationally and internationally.”

“The entry of colleagues Treglia and Valle, both well-known professionals in our sector,” continued Failla and Rotondi, “is an honor for us, since it is based on the high quality and strong specialization of the professionals and the services we offer to our clientele and is further proof that LABLAW is a center of excellence, attracting recognized and esteemed labour law experts.”

“We pride ourselves on being part of such a prestigious law firm,” said Giorgio Treglia and Francesca Maria Valle, “and we are confident that we will convey the qualified experience we have gained over the years in a way that will benefit the development and innovation of the legal services that LABLAW offers to enterprises worldwide.”


LABLAW, the largest Italian labour law firm by its geographical reach, anchors its strength on its team of 60+ professionals based in Milan, Naples, Bari, Genoa, Padua and Pescara, who are all specialized exclusively in employment law and industrial relations. LABLAW knows that labour and employment law issues do not just occur from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. In order to ensure a continual personalized service, LABLAW is available to assist clients 24 hours a day – 7 days a week – 365 days a year.

LABLAW is proud to be a founding member and the Italian representative of L&E Global – an international alliance of law firms, which provide counsel to employers on labour relations, employment law, immigration law and employee benefits. L&E Global’s member firms provide workplace law advice and services throughout the globe, in every major U.S. city, throughout North and South America, in key European business centers as well as vital regions in Asia, the South Pacific and Africa. L&E Global has received accolades from esteemed legal industry insiders including The Lawyer European Awards 2016 (“Global Network of the Year”), the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2015 (“Commended” as an “Innovator in Growth and Business Development”) and Chambers Global 2016 (Band 1 Leading Law Firm Network).

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