The move strengthens the Italian labor and employment capabilities of the world’s largest firm.
Dentons has bolstered its labor and employment practice in Milan with the hiring of Luca De Menech from BonelliErede. Having been a managing associate at the Italian market leader, De Menech is now one of two partners at Dentons, the other being labor and employment practice head Davide Boffi.
With six lawyers in its labor and employment team, all based in Milan, Dentons advises Italian companies and multinationals on advisory and contentious matters relating to a range of employment law, including collective agreements and dismissals, social security, trade unions, and M&A-related labor matters.
Boffi, who is widely recognized for his experience in agency agreements as well as labor and employment work, said in a statement that he is “very happy” with De Menech’s arrival. Dentons’s Italy managing partner Federico Sutti added: “Employment law will be of strategic importance in the coming months, considering the effects of the sanitary crisis on the Italian economy. The arrival of Luca De Menech will allow Dentons to further strengthen its offering in this field.”
Meanwhile, De Menech, who has experience in all avenues of employment work but is especially well versed in bankruptcy- and restructuring-related labour matters, said that he was “very proud and excited to join Dentons and to start this new adventure in a dynamic, energetic and extremely professional environment”.