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Fabrizio Spagnolo


CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni
Via Agostino Depretis 86
00184 Rome
Languages Italian, English, French

Fabrizio Spagnolo is head of the Employment & Pensions Department at CMS. He joined the firm in 1991 and became Partner in 1994.

He provides consulting on individual and collective issues in mergers and acquisitions cases and company transfers (including union consulting) and more generally on corporate re-organisations as well as the related individual or collective agreements.
He also focuses on all issues related to workforce restructuring and layoff procedures, including consultations with union representatives, the implementation of redundancy plans (integration funds), interacting both with the unions as well as with the Ministry of Labour.

Fabrizio assists clients in negotiations with union organisations as well as in the drafting of collective business agreements, the resolution of issues related to employment contracts with rank and file employees, managers and directors, the drafting and review of professional collaboration or employment contracts and other alternatives to subordinate employment contracts.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Rome Bar Association
  • IBA (International Bar Association)
  • AGI (Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani) [Italian Employment Attorneys]
  • EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association)
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  • 2002 – Authorized to act before the Higher Courts (Supreme Court and Council of State)
  • 1994 – Passed the state exam for fast-track qualification as attorney
  • 1991 – Admitted to the Rome Bar Association
  • 1988 – University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Italy), Law Degree
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01 June 2021
COV­ID-19 De­creto Sostegni bis - La­bour Law and So­cial Policies
13 April 2021
COV­ID-19: vac­cin­a­tion of em­ploy­ees and vir­us con­tain­ment in the work­place
On 6 April 2021, so­cial part­ners in Italy, which in­cluded the gov­ern­ment, em­ploy­ers and em­ploy­ee rep­res­ent­at­ives signed shared pro­to­cols for the ac­tiv­a­tion of vac­cin­a­tion points in work­places and for...
25 March 2021
De­creto Sostegni COV­ID-19 meas­ures for com­pan­ies and em­ploy­ees
Fol­low­ing the pub­lic­a­tion of De­cree-Law no. 41 of 22 March 2021, we of­fer a brief sum­mary of the Ur­gent La­bour Meas­ures re­lated to the COV­ID-19 emer­gency. So­cial safety nets Em­ploy­ers who sus­pend or...
02 March 2021
Brexit: em­ploy­ment law between Italy and the UK
The EU-UK Trade and Co­oper­a­tion Agree­ment (TCA) con­cluded on 24 Decem­ber 2020 between the EU, Euratom and the UK marks a key step in the Brexit pro­cess. With the TCA, the UK leaves EU rules and will no...
Em­ploy­ees: private ac­quis­i­tions (Italy)
An over­view of the Itali­an em­ploy­ment law is­sues to con­sider when ac­quir­ing a private com­pany or a busi­ness in Italy.by Prac­tic­al Law Cor­por­ate Italy For more in­form­a­tion, please con­tact: fab­riz­io...
04 January 2021
Budget Law 2021, COV­ID-19 and em­ploy­ment con­tracts: ad­di­tion­al meas­ures...
Budget Law No. 178 of 30 Decem­ber 2020 (in force from 1 Janu­ary 2021) in­tro­duced fur­ther pro­vi­sions aimed at coun­ter­act­ing the neg­at­ive ef­fects on com­pan­ies and work­ers by the pro­longed epi­demi­olo­gic­al...
30 December 2020
Com­puls­ory vac­cin­a­tion and dis­missal
The dis­tri­bu­tion of the first doses of the COV­ID-19 vac­cine has giv­en hope for a re­turn to nor­mal­ity. However, a wide­spread vac­cin­a­tion cam­paign is re­quired to en­sure “herd im­munity”. Com­pan­ies hop­ing...
CMS al fianco di Coty nella strut­turazione della vendita del ramo Pro­fes­sion­al...
CMS – tra i primi 10 studi leg­ali a liv­ello in­ternazionale - ha coad­i­uvato lo stu­dio amer­icano Skad­den Arps nell’am­bito dell’im­ple­mentazione de­gli as­petti op­er­ativi tesi alla ri­or­ganizza­zione in...
Ris­tori De­cree and COV­ID-19 Ad­di­tion­al ur­gent meas­ures to sup­port em­ploy­ees...
CMS News­let­ter
“De­creto Fer­ra­gosto”: ur­gent meas­ures to sup­port and re­launch the em­ploy­ment
Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree No 104 of 14 Au­gust 2020, so-called De­cree Law Au­gust (re­named "Re­launch 2"), ad­op­ted a num­ber of im­port­ant meas­ures in the field of la­bour law, in or­der to deal with the epi­demi­olo­gic­al...
27 May 2020
The Re­launch De­cree: an in­nov­a­tion in the em­ploy­ment law
The "Re­launch De­cree" (Le­gis­lat­ive De­cree no. 34 of 20 May 2020) has ad­op­ted a series of im­port­ant meas­ures in the area of em­ploy­ment law.In view of the length of the de­cree (226 art­icles for 110,859...
18 May 2020
COV­ID-19 Phase Two – Work­place safety Pro­to­cols
The Prime Min­is­teri­al De­cree of 26 April 2020 (“Phase 2 De­cree”), which in­cor­por­ated the "Joint Pro­tocol for reg­u­lat­ing the meas­ures de­signed to counter and con­tain the spread of Cov­id-19 in work­places"...