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My particular expertise is advising on all aspects of labour law, industrial relations and  social security law. Among my clients - many of which are international - are business enterprises, public administrations, and private clients.

I was tenured professor of labour law at the University of Pavia (Law department) from 1971 to 1988, and professor of labour law at the law department of the Catholic University of Milan from 1988 to 2013. I am now professor Emeritus of the Catholic University of Milan.

In addition I was visiting professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and at the Law department of the University of Paris (Nanterre) in 1986.

I have been active in many national and international professional associations and in public institutions: from 1980 to 1991 I was President of the Italian Association for the Study of Industrial relations; from 1995 to 1998 I was President of the International Industrial Relations Association; and from 1993 to 1995 I was President of ARAN, the Agency for the Representation in negotiations of the Public administration. Finally from 1980 to 1992 I was a Member of the National Commission of Strikes affecting essential industries.

I was Minister of Labour and Social Security in the Italian Government from 1995 to 1998. From 1998 to 1999 I was Minister of Transportation. I was elected to the Senate of the Italian Republic, a position I held until April 2013. From 2013 to 2016 I was Councilor of the CNEL (National Council for Economy and Labour).

I Am President of ISLSSL (International Society for Labour and Social Security Law).

I have authored numerous essays and books on labour law, union law and industrial relations, both Italian and comparative. My most recent publication is Labour Law in Italy (Fifth Edition), published by Wolter Kluwers in 2016.

I frequently speak at conferences and on national and international courses on Labour Law matters.

Before joining Fieldfisher I was a consultant and partner at other Italian and international law firms.

I advise my clients in Italian, English and French.

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