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Livio Bossotto

Employment Counsel


Bossotto Livio
Livio Bossotto

Employment Counsel


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). Livio has been awarded "Labour Lawyer of the Year - Rising Star 2016" at the annual Italian Legalcommunity Labour Awards.

Livio Bossotto is very skilled in providing practical and easily implementable solutions.” Chambers Europe 2020 (Employment & Benefits: Italy)

He is always very good at finding a solution to any problem we bring to his attention.” Chambers Europe 2018 (Employment & Benefits: Italy) 


News & insights

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: the key risks you need to be aware of – part 2

Allen & Overy’s Global Employment team held the second in a series of calls on the major developments of interest when workforce planning in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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Publications: 30 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the public).  Many of these processing activities are not part of “business as usual”, so established policies and protocols may not exist. Organisations face a challenge to ensure that this processing complies with data protection and privacy laws, particularly given the urgency behind some of these processing activities and other pressures, which means there is limited time available for consideration and consultation.

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Publications: 26 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus and global employment law: the key risks you need to be aware of - part 1

Allen & Overy’s global employment team held a call on some of the major developments of interest concerning the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the spectrum of emerging policy and practice impacting employee relations.

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Publications: 06 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: the Italian Data Protection Authority’s statement

A summary of the Italian Data Protection Authority’s press release of 2 March 2020, regarding various queries from private and public entities on the possibility of recording data on the clinical signs of Covid-19 coronavirus and on the movements of persons, as a measure to prevent contamination.

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Admitted as avvocato, Italy, 2005


Summer School Beijing-London School of Economics, 2007

J.D, 2001

Published work

  • Several Articles in OGL, Guida al Lavoro