Stefano has gained considerable diversified experience in the management of human resources and in the field of labour law; skills that qualify him as a protagonist in the current debate on the future of work.

He is the Head of the Italian Employment team and has considerable experience in both day-by-day assistance and cutting-edge projects, as well as in litigation.

Stefano assists Italian and international clients in the management of issues such as individual and collective dismissals, international secondments, employment contracts (relating to subordinate and independent employment relationships), outsourcing processes, the employment aspects of corporate transactions and the restructuring and reorganisation of companies, dealing with labour and trade union aspects.

He also has specific skills in agency-related issues, including agency contracts with a particular focus on the independent financial advisors’ sector, and distribution agreements, as well as in the management of issues concerning relationships with top managers.

Stefano also assists clients with disruptive and innovative business models: over time he has acquired significant experience in dealing with gig-economy and platform employment issues and an in-depth comprehension of the future of work dynamics.

Stefano Lava is a talented professional, who guarantees a 360° service. Timely and punctual in his answers, he is always available even for a simple chat; takes into consideration, as mentioned, the human aspect in the professional/client relationship.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

New technologies and new socio-economic configurations lead to ever-faster changes in business models and the labour market: a process that affects the entire area of employment law and which is the central focus of my work and my commitment to supporting clients in reaching their goals.



Providing assistance in numerous labour law issues for Diageo Group, leader in the distribution of alcohol and spirits.

Getyourguide Italy S.r.l

Providing assistance on all employment matters, including the client's launch of a new business in Italy.

Prominent food delivery platform

Advising a prominent food delivery platform on employment related gig-economy matters.


Advising the company operating in the photovoltaic infrastructure sector, on issues of international secondments infragroup.

UCI Cinemas

Ongoing assistance in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters.

Engie EPS Italia S.r.l

Advised in the creation, together with FCA Italy S.p.A. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Stellantis), of a JV that will offer a full suite of services and innovative solutions in the e-mobility sector including Vehicle-to-Grid technologies. Read more

Native advertising platform

Advising a native advertising platform on redundancies further to its merger by incorporation into another leading industry player.

Italian banking group

Advising a leading Italian banking group and an Italian finance boutique on business protection issues (enforcement of non-competition undertakings and related litigation with brokers and financial promoters).

Autotorino S.p.A

Advised one of the main players on the Italian market for vehicle distribution, sale and after-sales assistance on its merger with Autostar S.p.A, creating one of the largest car dealers in Italy.