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Federico Strada

Federico is easy to reach for urgent queries and gives helpful, succinct and pragmatic advice on the spot. He has good industry knowledge and plenty of global experience.
Client, Legal 500 2022

Federico guides some of Italian and international top companies through their complex international workforce challenges, granting top quality assistance and commercial acumen.

Federico is a Partner in the International Employment group and is based in the Milan office.
Active in all the employment related fields, he has gained more than 20 years experience assisting both Italian and international clients on domestic and cross border matters. 

He specializes in restructuring, investigations and litigation matters. Federico is also well-versed in international profiles, thanks to the years spent working in major international law firms in Milan and London. He specializes in aviation, retail and oil & gas sectors and regularly delivers training in Italy and abroad on a wide range of matters. He is editor and author of  Employment Law in Europe, an extensive guide on employment matters across Europe.

Professional QualificationsAvvocato admitted to the Milan Bar


  • Managing multicountry mass redundancies for a leading US retail company. 
  • Successfully assisting a leading aviation company in a collective litigation brought by +200 employees.
  • Managing the industrial relations for a leading Italian company leading to the signing of a national collective labour agreement. 
  • Manage plants acquisitions, sales and closures.
  • Italian
  • English
  • French
  • University of Milan, Law Degree


Federico is co-editor and author of the Italian chapter of "Employment Law in Europe", an extensive guide to employment law in 28 European jurisdictions.


Federico is a regular lecturer in seminars and tutorials focusing on Italian Employment law in London.

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Federico worked with leading Italian and international law firms.

Memberships And Affiliations

Federico is member of the Surveillance Committee, set up in compliance with Legislative decree no. 231/2001, in Italian and foreign companies.