Avvocato Roberto Ferrario

Roberto Ferrario

Founding and Name Partner

Roberto Ferrario


Roberto was a founding partner of Ferrario Provenzali & Partners (currently Ferrario Provenzali Nicodemi & Partners), together with Paolo Provenzali, in 2012. Since 2014, he has been ranked as a leading individual in the Chambers and Partners Directory for Employment Lawyers in Italy. In the 2018 directory he is singled out by clients for "his pragmatism, flexibility, preciseness and skills as a negotiator" and is described as "absolutely reliable and dedicated to his clients".

Roberto has extensive experience as an employment lawyer gained from working for some of the most recognized Italian and international law firms, both in Milan, Italy, (Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, Allen & Overy and DLA Piper) and abroad, in London (Lewis Silkin and Allen & Overy). This experience allowed him to develop an extremely wide knowledge of employment law as well as a practical approach to Clients’ problems focusing on achieving the best possible outcome.

Roberto’s international experience enables him to see the issues that arise from international transactions and he is able to advise in English, French and Spanish as well as Italian.


Roberto was born in Udine on 4 May 1975. He attended the Liceo Classico in Milan and, after a period of legal studies in Spain at the University of Oviedo and in France at the University of Strasbourg, he obtained a “full marks" Law Degree in 2000 from the University of Milan. He also obtained a Master in Comparative Law in 2002 from the University of Strasbourg, International Faculty of Comparative Law.

Roberto passed the bar exam in 2003 and enrolled with the Milan Bar in January 2004 and has been entitled to appear before the Supreme Court since April 2016.

Roberto is the author of several articles and publications in the employment law field and regularly provides employment related training to the human resources departments of his clients.

Roberto has been a member of AGI (Italian Employment Lawyers’ Association) since 2009, EELA (European Employment Lawyers Associaton) since 2010. Thanks to his international background, he collaborates on a daily basis with several international law networks and alliances as well as boutique firms in any part of the world and has been the Italian point of contact for the CELIA Alliance since 2012 to 2018.

Honors & Awards

Chambers Europe 2022

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario is an adept lawyer in employment disputes, as well as providing regulatory advice and dealing with issues in relation to remuneration structures. He is additionally experienced in handling the employment aspects of acquisitions.

Chambers Europe 2021

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario is a noted specialist in employment disputes, as well as providing regulatory advice and dealing with issues in relation to remuneration structures. He is additionally experienced in handling the employment aspects of acquisitions.

Chambers Europe 2020

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario is particularly visible in contentious proceedings, regularly assisting with employment litigation. He further advises local and domestic clients on industrial relations as well as collective redundancies. 

Chambers Europe 2019

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario is noted for his "empathy and ability to grasp the problem and identify the best solution with ease." He is skilled in supporting clients in contentious proceedings, as well as advising on the labour elements of corporate operations.

Labour Report 2018


«His work is excellent, he has great technical skills, mixed with a long-lasting experience».
«Good work. Negotiation skills, technical knowledge, high level of precision».

Chambers Europe 2018

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario is singled out by clients for "his pragmatism, flexibility, preciseness and skills as a negotiator."He is routinely engaged to assist clients with handling collective and individual dismissals, as well as employment litigation. Another client comments: "He is absolutely reliable and dedicated to his clients."

Labour Report 2017


«Professionista eccellente. Oltre all’indiscussa competenza e preparazione, ottima capacità di ascolto e di capire le esigenze del cliente. Grande reattività»

Chambers Europe 2017

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario is praised for being "very precise" and "pragmatic." Sources also note that he is "able and clever in negotiations."

Labour Report 2016


«Preparato, veloce, reattivo, comprende i meccanismi di funzionamento dell’azienda»

Chambers Europe 2016

Chambers & Partners

Roberto Ferrario rises in the rankings after winning praise from market sources. He is described as "very precise and accurate." He is also praised for being "practical" and for providing advice within a short timeframe.

Labour Report 2015

«È uno che dà il massimo, ha sempre la soluzione. Gran lavoratore, disponibile anche nei week end. Non credo che sceglierei altri». «Ha grande capacità nell’applicare la normativa e trovare soluzioni pragmatiche ed efficaci per il nostro team internazionale»

Chambers Europe 2015

Chambers & Partners
“Roberto Ferrario assists both domestic and international clients with all manner of employment issues.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Chambers & Partners
“He is proactive and business-oriented, and tries to get the best solution for the company whilst keeping costs low.”