US law firm Littler has expanded into Italy with the addition of a six-lawyer team in Milan led by experienced Italian principals Carlo Majer and Edgardo Ratti. This marks the fourth European country Littler has entered in just over two years following expansion into Germany, France and the United Kingdom and brings its global footprint to more than 75 offices in 17 countries. Mr Majer and Mr Ratti each have nearly two decades of experience practicing labour and employment law in Italy and advising global and domestic companies. They join Littler Global with a team of four attorneys based in the Milan office. Mr Majer was previously a partner with the Italian labor and employment law boutique Lexellent whilst Mr Majer joins the firm from Italian employment law boutique Lexellent whilst Mr Ratti joins from Trevisan & Cuonzo. The two earlier worked together at LabLaw.
'Our strategy of combining forces with the best labor and employment law practitioners in key international markets has proven to be successful and we are excited to add Italy to our global platform,' said Tom Bender and Jeremy Roth, co-managing directors of Littler, in a joint statement. 'In the last few years, we have established a presence in Europe’s three largest economies. Expanding into the fourth largest European economy by adding this talented team was a natural next step in deepening our services to the global employer community.'
'Adding an office in Milan led by two well-known and respected attorneys in the Italian market will expand our capabilities in Europe and further solidify our reputation as an international labour and employment powerhouse,' Littler spokesperson Stephan Swinkels said.