Annalisa Reale

Annalisa Reale





  • Milan




Annalisa advices Italian and foreign clients in matters concerning Employment Law, social security (also in litigation) with a focus on Employment Law aspects of acquisitions, corporate restructuring and management of contracts for top managers of multinationals corporations, companies of the financial sector and other industries. In addition, she offers assistance in matters concerning remuneration policies, compliance programs, international mobility, retention/non compete restrictions and corporate governance issues.

Annalisa has also gained extensive experience in complex corporate restructuring processes, outsourcing, national and international reorganization plans, also with assistance in industrial relations.

Annalisa has been recognized as a leading lawyer by prominent international legal guides such as Chambers and Legal 500. She has received the award "Lawyer of the Year - Labour Dispute" at TopLegalAwards 2018, “Italian Labour Lawyer of the Year” at the Legalcommunity Labour Awards 2016. Annalisa is often speaker in national and international conferences and lectures in courses/seminars of employment law. She is also Global Chair of the Lex Mundi Employment and Labour Practice Group.

Professional experience

Annalisa Reale joined the Firm in 2001 and became a Partner in 2008.

Membership in professional associations

  • Member of the Cassino Bar (Italy)


  • Member of the IBA (International Bar Association)

  • Lex Mundi, Chair Emeritus of the Employment and Labour Practice Group

  • Member of EELA (European Employment Law Association)

  • Member of ABA (American Bar Association)

  • Member of AGI (Avvocati Giuslavoristi Italiani)

  • Member of AIDLASS (Associazione Italiana di Diritto del Lavoro e della Sicurezza Sociale)


  • Graduated in Law, With Honours

    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 1996

  • Master, Management

    LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, 1997

  • Postgraduate school, Employment Law, Industrial Relations and Social Security

    Sapienza University of Rome, 1997

  • LL.M.

    Columbia University, New York, 2001

  • Ph.D, European Community Labour and Employment Law

    Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2001

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms

    Jean Monnet Center New York University , 2002

  • Executive Education, Leadership in Law Firms

    Harvard University, Cambridge, 2018


Italian, English, Spanish

Annalisa Reale