Massimo Pallini  

Partner in Rome


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Massimo Pallini joined the firm in March 2021, bringing in his team of lawyers.

He provides legal counselling and judicial assistance in matters of labour law, industrial relations, public employment and social security. Since 1998, he had been practising as a free-lance lawyer.

He advised the Directorate-General for Employment of the European Commission on preparatory studies for Directive 2014/67/EU (COM/2012/131 final), concerning the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning worker secondments in the framework of the provision of services between Member States, and he is currently advising on studies to assess the impact of a possible reform of the rules on the application of competition law to the recruitment of self-employed and para-subordinate workers (COMP/2020/008).

From 2015 to 2017, he was a member of the Government Commission to assess the effects of the so-called Jobs Act reform.

He holds the chair of labour law and industrial relations at the State University of Milan, where he currently teaches courses on labour law institutions, European and comparative labour law and labour law in public administration.

He is Deputy Director of the 2nd Level Master Course in labour law and industrial relations at the University of Milan.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications: Barrister since 1993, admitted to practice before Italy’s Highest Court in 2005.

Professional Affiliations: member of Associazione Italiana di Diritto del Lavoro e della Sicurezza Sociale (Association of Italian Labour Law and Social Security Experts – AIDLaSS); member of AGI, Associazione Giuslavoristi Italiani (i.e., Italian Employment Lawyers Association)

Member of the Boards of Editors of Rivista Italiana di Diritto del Lavoro, Rivista Giuridica del Lavoro e della Previdenza Sociale, and Rivista del diritto della Sicurezza Sociale.

Publications: author of many publications (monographs, essays, notes to judgments, conference papers) on labour law and industrial relations.

Legal education: J.D. awarded in 1989 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.  Became “Specialist in Trade Union, Labour and Social Security Law” at the same University in 1993. PhD in Labour Law and Industrial Relations at the University of Bologna in 1997.

Native Italian speaker, good knowledge of English.