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Livio Bossotto



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Livio Bossotto



Livio heads the Italian Employment & Benefits team. He specialises in employment law, advising major corporates and financial institutions on both contentious and non-contentious matters including individual dismissals, termination of executives' contracts, agency agreements, expatriation procedures and secondments as well as company restructurings, mass layoff and reorganisations processes.

Livio has worked in Italy and abroad on employment issues connected to due diligence activities, private equity deals, joint-ventures and commercial agreements. He is a member of the European Lawyers Association (EELA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Italian Employment Lawyers Association (AGI).

Experience highlights



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Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2005


Summer School Beijing-London School of Economics, 2007

J.D, Università degli Studi di Torino, 2001

News & insights

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Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Green pass: the Italian Government's measures

A series of measures extend and regulate the use of Covid-19 Green Certifications in public and private workplaces and judicial offices in Italy.

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Blog Post: 09 AUGUST 2021

Italian data protection supervisory authority fines two food delivery companies for non-compliant algorithmic processing

On 2 August 2021, the Italian supervisory authority (Garante) announced that is has imposed a fine of EUR 2.5 million against a food delivery company Deliveroo Italy s.r.l. (Deliveroo) for violation…

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Publications: 14 JULY 2021

Law decree no. 99 of 30 June and the freeze on redundancies

An end to the generalised ban and an "extension" until 31 December 2021 for those who use free shock absorbers.

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Publications: 01 JUNE 2021

Covid-19 coronavirus: Support Decree-bis: new employment-law measures in Italy

The Law Decree no. 73 of 25 May 2021 (the so-called "Support Decree-bis" or the "Decree"), concerning a series of measures related to the emergency situation linked to Covid-19 and aimed at supporting…

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Published work

  • Several Articles in OGL, Guida al Lavoro
  • Several Articles in Quotidiano Giuridico
  • Contribution to the 3rd edition of a publication about bankruptcy and insolvency, In Pratica, Wolters Kluwer
  • Italian chapter of the "GIR: Data Privacy and Transfer in Investigations" (2020)

Pro-bono experience

  • Advising the human rights charity Save the Children on domestic legislation.
  • Advising the human rights charity Hope and Homes for Children on international and domestic legislation.



Labour Lawyer of the Year

Thought Leadership, 2021

Best Practice Advisory

Legalcommunity Labour Awards, 2020

Labour Lawyer of the Year - Rising Star

Legalcommunity Labour Awards, 2016