Nicoletta Ravida

Director | Head of Southern Europe


Nicoletta leads our Italian office and is responsible for in-house legal recruitment in Italy, France and Spain. Formerly a lawyer, Nicoletta has handled instructions at all levels of seniority across a wide range of jurisdictions and industries, assisting many of the world’s best-known multinationals. Nicoletta is Italian mother tongue and fluent in English and French.

  • Financial Services (In-house)

Italian M&A Legal Counsel Southern Europe

Our Client, a top tier US Insurance Company, is seeking to recruit an M&A Lawyer to join its Corporate Transaction Risks’ team in Milan. Reporting to the Head of M&A Southern Europe based in Milan, you will be part of a top tier European M&A team of about 30 lawyers, and you will cover the […]
  • Salary medical insurance,pension
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  • Pharmaceuticals/Life Sciences

M&A and Licensing Legal Counsel

We have been exclusively retained to source an M&A and Licensing Legal Counsel to join a top tier pharmaceutical company – distributing both OTC and prescription products, to source an M&A and Licensing Legal Counsel to join their headquarters. Your key responsibilities will include: Providing legal support for the company’s worldwide acquisitions and other strategic […]
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  • Energy

Head of Legal Europe

We have been exclusively retained by a US multinational operating in the renewable energy sector to source a Head of Legal Europe to be based in Milan and manage a team of 4 lawyers. The role reports to the General Counsel based in the US. To qualify you will be: Italian (or European qualified with […]
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  • Logistics

Group Legal Counsel M&A

Taylor Root has been instructed by Sodexo to source a Group M&A Legal Counsel to be based in its headquarters in Issy-Les-Moulineaux. About the group: Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, with annual revenues of €21.1 billion and more than 400,000 […]
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  • FMCG

Legal Counsel Italy

We have been exclusively retained by a leading international FMCG company, to source a Legal Counsel to be based in Milan. Reporting to the Legal Director, you will provide legal support to the Italian business on the following: National and international contract drafting and negotiation. Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Competition Law and Consumer Protection and Staff […]
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  • FMCG

International Legal Counsel

We have been instructed by an Italian Listed FMCG company to source an International Legal Counsel. Reporting to the General Counsel Compliance and Group Functions, you will join a team of 3 and support the business at international level in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts with particular regard to supply chain agreements, contribute to managing […]
  • Salary medical insurance,pension
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  • Finding Talent

How to hire your first in-house lawyer

  • Posted May 31, 2023
Why hire your first in-house lawyer? There are numerous reasons a company decides to recruit their first in-house lawyer. Traditionally the key driver was to reduce reliance on external law firms and the associated costs of briefing work out. However, the intangible aspects of bringing legal work in-house as well as heightened corporate governance and […]
  • General counsel

Crafty Counsel podcast

  • Posted March 21, 2023
We are very excited to share our first Taylor Root in-house podcast! In collaboration with Crafty Counsel, we met with Alexandra Badel and Sharon Harris to discuss their experience of job sharing their General Counsel role. The podcast highlights the pros and cons of job sharing at this level and gives listeners practical tips on […]
  • Company updates

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Fran Forsyth, Indigo Volunteers

  • Posted February 7, 2023
As part of the Taylor Root UK Trustee Network, a pro-bono initiative we created to help our networks and communities, we are always looking to speak to legal professionals who want to develop themselves personally and professionally. Here, Sarah Ingwersen, Partner and Global Head of In-house Legal, sat down with Fran Forsyth, Global General Counsel […]
  • Company updates

Driving positive change through the Taylor Root UK Trustee Network 

  • Posted February 1, 2023
At Taylor Root, we work hard to constantly create positive change and growth for our clients, candidates and of course the legal industry as a whole.  As the world focuses more on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and environmental, governance and social (ESG), more non-profit businesses and charities are recruiting voluntary Trustees who want to […]
  • ESG

ESG: how can in-house lawyers impact their businesses?

  • Posted March 13, 2022
Environmental Social Governance (‘ESG’) refers to three key factors used to measure how sustainable and ethical a company is from a corporate governance and investment perspective and also increasingly from an employee perspective. There are a myriad of frameworks to help measure ESG impact and whilst there is currently no clear industry leader, companies and […]
  • Uncategorized

How is the war for junior lawyers impacting in-house salaries?

  • Posted November 11, 2021
Throughout 2021, Taylor Root has witnessed the strongest recovery in the in-house legal recruitment market ever experienced, which has impacted significantly on candidate supply and demand, as well as on recruitment processes. Recently, I commented in The Times about the war for hiring junior to mid-level lawyers and how it is impacting salaries. Such demand for junior-to-mid […]
  • Career Advice

Are you an Imposter? How to identify, deal with and overcome Imposter Syndrome

  • Posted November 1, 2021
What is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome was first recognised by psychologists in the 1970s who were studying high achieving women and their feelings of inadequacy or anxiety. It is now widely recognised as disproportionately affecting people at all stages of their career – both women and men – regardless of their background, status or title. […]
  • Finding Talent

Legal Operations: How can General Counsels transform their legal teams?

  • Posted July 12, 2021
On Wednesday 26 June 2021 Taylor Root UK hosted a webinar on Legal Operations for General Counsel and Legal Operations professionals.  ‘Legal Operations’ is not a new concept but is gaining widespread popularity within the UK legal market, having originated in the US in-house legal market where there are over 3000 legal operations professionals. The function provides […]
  • DEI

IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Emma Priestley

  • Posted April 12, 2021
Disclaimer: Please note that all commentary and opinions provided in this interview are those of the individual and not the organisation/company they are employed by.  What impact could Kamala Harris’ appointment to Vice President have on the next generation of female leaders?  Showing that anything is possible and that the ‘glass ceiling’ is there to […]
  • In-house

ESG: how can General Counsels and in-house lawyers guide their business to the starting line?

  • Posted March 12, 2021
On the 4th March 2021, Sarah Ingwersen and Eva Bishop facilitated the latest in our Taylor Root ESG webinar series titled ESG: How can General Counsels and in-house lawyers guide their business to the starting line?.  There is so much information in the public domain about ESG and the importance of measuring impact for an […]
  • DEI

IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Anna Koshy

  • Posted March 12, 2021
Disclaimer: Please note that all commentary and opinions provided in this interview are those of the individual and not the organisation/company they are employed by.  What skills and attributes do female leaders bring to create diverse leadership at management level? In my experience, having female leaders is not just about the attributes women bring to the […]
  • DEI

IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Anna Solar-Basset

  • Posted March 12, 2021
​ Disclaimer: Please note that all commentary and opinions provided in this interview are those of the individual and not the organisation/company they are employed by. What skills and attributes do female leaders bring to create diverse leadership at management level?  Commercially, a natural understanding of the demographic that drives up to 80% of consumer […]
  • DEI

IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Female Leaders Across The Globe

  • Posted March 12, 2021
During this past year we have been challenged beyond what could ever have been reasonably conceivable. In such unprecedented times and a period of incredible upheaval and tremendous uncertainty, why then should we also #ChooseToChallenge, on top of the daily challenges that we have no choice about? Because, whilst we have come so far, there […]
  • Wellbeing

“How are you?”​ The lost art of serendipity & water cooler chats

  • Posted October 12, 2020
These are surreal times. We are so physically remote from each other yet have so many ways of connecting. Six months ago I had never used Microsoft Teams. Now I have about eleventy-million internal Teams calls each week. And then there’s Zoom for client calls, candidate interviews, webinars, round tables, virtual conferences and team quiz […]
  • DEI

Taylor Root – Diversity & Inclusion Series

  • Posted September 12, 2020
The lack of diversity within corporate and in-house legal teams is becoming increasing prevalent, highlighted by a groundswell of support to have all minority groups fairly represented. The legal profession has been slow to redress this imbalance and we wish to explore ways that we can support companies achieve more diverse in-house legal teams. Taylor […]
  • Career progression

Making the most of your in-house career

  • Posted April 12, 2019
Taylor Root has been active in the in-house legal market since 1989, helping candidates to make the move from private practice and to navigate the different stages of their in-house career. In association with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) we hosted an event on “Managing your In-House Career”, which quickly turned into an extremely constructive discussion not only on […]
  • Market update

#CallItOut Supporting victims of economic abuse in the workplace

  • Posted March 12, 2019
International Women’s Day is all about celebrating the achievements of women and forging a gender- balanced world. Yet it’s also a celebration, and acknowledgement, of women’s political struggle to secure statutory rights and achieve equality. This International Women’s Day[1] we wanted to recognise this ongoing campaign to secure women’s rights, as well as the extraordinary women […]
  • Finding Talent

How do you build an outstanding legal team?

  • Posted November 12, 2017
Taylor Root recently hosted an event at LinkedIn’s office with guest speaker, Bjarne Tellmann, General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Pearson Plc. Bjarne discussed his insight into Building an Outstanding Legal Team, based on his extensive experience heading up legal teams at Pearson Plc and Coca-Cola and also at top US law firms. Bjarne has recently […]
  • Industry leaders

‘New breed’ General Counsel need to understand ‘entrepreneurs’

  • Posted November 12, 2016
Lawyers working with entrepreneurs – particularly those in ‘disruptive’ businesses – need to be able to understand their bosses’ motivations, understand what it means to be entrepreneurial and balance commercial risk with fast business progress. That was the key message from a roundtable of General Counsels with some of the UK’s most high-profile ‘challenger’ technology […]

nicoletta’s Insights

  • Market Insight

Q1 Italian legal recruitment market update: March 2023

  • Posted March 16, 2023
The first part of the year has seen the global economy remain rocky due to rising interest rates, inflation, and the persistent threat of a recession. As a result, many major corporations continue to announce redundancies and hiring freezes. Despite this, there are sectors actively hiring, prolonging hiring challenges with continued competition and continuing the […]
  • Market Insight

Southern European legal market update – June 2022

  • Posted August 4, 2022
The last year has seen unprecedented growth across multiple industries all over the world. The legal markets have been no exception. Indeed, the Italian economy, for example, grew 6.5% in 2021. The knock on is obvious. Businesses have needed to recruit in order to keep up with demand, and this includes the recruitment of lawyers. […]
  • Finding Talent

Looking to recruit your first in-house lawyer? Here are some factors to consider

  • Posted April 13, 2019
The decision about whether to bring all, or even some, of your legal services in-house can be a complex one. Many factors relating to your business, stretching beyond simple affordability, need to be considered before committing to anything. Plus, once the decision to hire has been made, due care must be given to the criteria […]
  • Italy

Interview with Patrizia Carrozza

  • Posted August 13, 2018
Nicoletta Ravida was delighted to interview Patrizia Carrozza on the difference between working as Legal Counsel for an Italian multinational and a foreign multinational. Thanks Nicoletta for bringing me on board for this! Yes, I have been lucky enough to work for both an Italian multinational and a European one and try myself in both conditions. I […]
  • Italy

Hiring your first in-house lawyer in Italy

  • Posted May 13, 2018
We are a specialist legal & compliance recruitment business operating since 1989. Our global presence enables us to provide our clients with a truly international solution to their hiring needs. The strength of our brand and the quality of our people allows us to work with some of the best-known multinationals in the world. Almost […]
  • Moving jobs

Changing Industry – from Energy to Fashion

  • Posted February 13, 2018
I was delighted to recently interview Sergio Marini, General Counsel at Fendi and former Head of Legal at Shell, on: “Changing Industry”. Nicoletta Ravida: Please introduce yourself: Sergio Marini: I am the Group General Counsel for Fendi, LVHM Group and I am responsible for worldwide legal affairs, IP, compliance and relationships with Public Authorities. I manage a […]