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Human Capital


From assisting you manage your human resources to designing the right organizational structure, from aligning talent with your business strategy to building a purpose-driven organisation that meets its employees’ or stakeholders’ expectations, van Berings helps you design the most appropriate and fit-for-purpose organizational solution to asses, redefine and achieve your strategic goals.


We help Clients maximize the value of and return on their investments in human capital while avoiding exposure to liability. van Berings has a widely recognized experience in providing Clients comprehensive employment consultancy across a wide spectrum of indvustries, often serving as an extension of their in-house human resources departments to address the full range of employment issues on:

  • Employee discipline and discharge
  • Internal workplace investigations
  • Employment agreements and severance agreements
  • Non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Employee policy manuals, codes of conduct and shop disciplinary codes
  • Wage-and-hour practices and audits
  • Employment discrimination, diversity and equality
  • Secondments, flexible working
  • Secondary Collective Bargaining Agreements and Shop Agreements
  • Employee relations, works councils and unions, grievance handling
  • Collective dismissal procedures


van Berings provides strategic, confidential advice to help our Clients deliver effective business solutions to their internal stakeholders by effectively assisting them in structuring and implementing essential relationships with key personnel and providing expert and commercial advice to meet the challenge of attracting and retaining high calibre employees with innovative remuneration structures:

  • Senior manager regimes, director contracts
  • Executive compensation arrangements, including employment agreements, retention and severance agreements
  • Qualified and Non-qualified deferred compensation plans
  • Equity plans, including stock option and restricted stock
  • Phantom equity programs, stock appreciation rights (SARs), Stock Options Plans and long-term incentive plans (LTIP) and retention bonus schemes
  • International equity and compensation arrangements
  • Change in control or similar arrangements (“golden parachutes”)


van Berings has a wide experience in advising Clients with respect to the full range of employment aspects which are prodromal, ancillary or consequential to mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions also in multi-jurisdictional projects. In countries where we do not have an office, we are experienced in co-ordinating and managing advice from locally qualified employment experts.

  • Due diligence and risk assessments
  • Pre-Merger or acquisition Unions’ information procedures
  • Post-merger integration
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement Harmonization


When an organisation has staff employed, there are various obligations that the organisation has to comply with. We can provide a turn-key payroll facility for your business in Italy. This includes the registration of the business with the tax at source, social security, pension and accident insurance parties as well as operating a monthly payroll facility with on-going reporting for your internal organisation’s needs as well as to the external government organisations.