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Roberto Podda

Automotive

Advising a NASDAQ-listed US company, world leader in the B2B distribution of spare parts for cars and industrial vehicles in the aftermarket, in connection with the acquisition of a leading Italian distributor and its subsidiaries active in Eastern Europe.

Consumer

Assisted a Italian company part of an industrial group active in the heavy & civil engineering construction industry in the acquisition of 80% of one of the main European players in the visual merchandising and window display sector for some of the main international brands in the fashion industry, which is also present in the strategic markets of China and the United States through two subsidiaries.

Assistance to a holding of an Italian family, in the acquisition of 80% of the investments of one of the main European players in the visual merchandising and window display sector for some of the main international brands in the fashion world, which is also present in the strategic markets of China and the United States through two subsidiaries. The transaction aims to guarantee to the company a future of growth, to strategically expand the Group's business sectors both in Italy and abroad.

Education

The Italian branch of an independent college grounded in the liberal arts retained our labor team to review the whole range of employment agreements and to renew fixed-term employment agreements to make them compliant with the Italian labor law. Assistance even included (i) termination of certain employment agreements; (ii) review of commercial agreements executed by the client; (iii) management of privacy and data protection topics.

Healthcare

Assistance to the client a U.S. Pharmaceutical company, in different activities including: (i) reorganization of the Italian company’s organizational chart; (ii) implementing changes of level and positions to a number of employees; (iii) assignment of employees to different tasks; (iv) management of individual redundancies; (v) new distribution of powers amongst executives and directors and drafting of relevant minutes of the Board of Directors’ meetings.

Assisted a U.S. cosmetic company in reviewing various service agreements with service providers and outsourcers, and in the contractual arrangements on labor clauses to protect the client.

Hospitality

Assisted an Italian group leader in the tourism and hospitality sector in restructuring its workforce at a global level. Labor law assistance included: (i) re-organization of personnel and organizational chart; (ii) day-by-day assistance in HR extrajudicial matters; (iii) implementation of individual dismissals due to redundancy; (iv) disciplinary procedures and measures against employees; (v) labor litigation having as object challenge of dismissals; (vi) labor litigation established by personnel of client's supplier.

Assisted the client, owner of an Italian hotel group based in Rome, in a transfer of business having as object a luxury hotel in downtown Rome. Our assistance included due diligence on labor and employment-related aspects, drafting of the Business Transfer Agreement's clauses regarding personnel, management of the mandatory information and consultation procedure with works council and trade unions. We have been continuously assisting the client post-closing, within the context of the re-organization of the hotel's workforce and management of trade union relationships entailing execution of collective agreements at a company level.

Industrial

Assisted a U.S. global leader in energy-efficient air treatment and climate solutions in the reorganization of its Italian operations, including individual dismissals due to redundancies and relevant settlement agreements with the employees involved.

Logistics

Assisted an Italian leader in exhibition shipments and logistics in labor law issues arising in relation to a service agreement taken over by the client, including hiring of employees from the old employer, management of the information and consultation procedure with the trade unions, management of the strikes on behalf of the employer.

Assisted an Italian leader in exhibition shipments and logistics in non adverse legal assistance regarding the implementation of GDPR and data protection implications.

Assisted a healthcare logistics company in the drafting of a settlement and separation agreement with a top manager and relevant negotiation. 

Manufacturing

Assisted an Italian steel company in the process of renewal and execution of a collective agreement at a company level, including management of trade union relationships and negotiation with works council.

Assisted an Italian steel company in labor law issues, redundancy management, trade union relationships, and labor litigation.

Assisted a leading Italian manufacturer of hydraulic coupling technology in the closing down of an Italian plant including the collective dismissal procedure.

Assisted the Italian branch of a Japanese glass-manufacturing company in non adverse labour law issues.

Mining & Metals

Assisted an Italian company active in the field of the zoo technical food, in the following issues: (i) transfer of the company’s registered office from Verona to Bologna and relevant triggering of the procedure for the transfer of the Italian employees; (ii) drafting letter of transfer of employees; (iii) triggering and management of disciplinary procedures against the employees refusing transfer; (iv) disciplinary dismissals of employees refusing transfer; (v) drafting employment agreements for new workforce.

Sport

Assisted an Italian foundation in labor law matters related to a network of companies established for the purpose of launching the challenge and participating in the XXXVI America's Cup (2018 - 2019).

Technology

Assistance to a U.S. provider of cloud-based business automation technology, in different activities: (i) management of employees' redundancies; (ii) drafting of MBOs and bonus plans for employees; (iii) individual dismissals due to objectively justified reasons and (iv) execution of the relevant settlement agreements with the dismissed employees.

Assisted a technology company operating in the grocery delivery, in the drafting of agreement with self-employees and in the review of labor legal framework for workers operating through the digital platform.

Assisting a company in a labor litigation regarding a claim raised by an employee due to alleged work-related stress and having as object the relevant compensation for damages.

Assisted the Italian branch of an international company active in the 3D printing sector, in implementing its organizational chart, in the drafting of employment agreements and of agreement with free-lance consultants. Assistance in the re-organization of the Italian finance department and management of individual dismissals due to objectively justified reasons.

Assisted a French global engineering group in the management of employment-related issues, such as: (i) information and consultation procedure with the trade unions; (ii) terms and conditions of employment of the employees to be transferred, including drafting of employment agreements containing non-competition covenants, stability covenants and incentives schemes; (iii) negotiation and drafting of clauses of the Business Transfer Agreement connected with employment aspects, including the relevant representations and warranties and indemnification clauses; (iv) post-closing assistance regarding the integration of the newly acquired employees in the organization; (v) management of trade union relationships and kick-off for renewal of collective agreements at a company level.

Assisted a a leading British telco analytics solution provider in disciplinary procedure and dismissal due to bad performance of a top manager. 

Assisted a leading digital platform company for the life science supply chain in implementing the GDPR for its Italian operations and the rules to save employees’ data in Italy.

TMT

Represented the client, a technology company operating for the financial industry, in the procedure for the individual dismissal of a top manager.

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