The Impacts of the Introduction of the Green-Pass Obligation (Covid-19 Green Certification) on the Workplace in Italy

Andrea d'Agostino, Legal Counsel Europe, Coca-Cola Italia S.r.l.
Ugo Ettore Di Stefano, Senior Partner, Lexellent

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (formerly called Digital Green Certificate) is a digital proof that a person has either (i) been vaccinated against COVID-19, (ii) received a negative test result or (iii) recovered from COVID-19. The scope of the EU Digital COVID Certificate is to facilitate safe free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic within the EU. The certificate can be used across all EU Member States as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Contacts are also ongoing to enable its use with Switzerland.

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Italy Employment General February 2022 Vol.15, No. 58, Winter 2022

Andrea d'Agostino


Andrea d’Agostino is an international business lawyer with bachelor’s degree in Law from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in Naples, Italy, and (i) Master Business Law (LL.M) from Business School Sole24Ore, Milan; (ii) Master of Law from Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley (CA); (iii) Master in Data Protection Officer & Privacy Matter Expert, TL Academy, Milan; (iv) Master in New Technologies and Digital Innovation, TL Academy, Milan. Andrea has built a good knowledge and experience in corporate and commercial law, data protection and advertising. He has worked in various international and domestic law firms in Italy including one of the BigFour consulting company (Deloitte). He has also a vast experience as in-house counsel in a multinational set up like the Coca-Cola Company (Sony Europe). In this context he acquired great expertise in the field of compliance, antitrust and M&A. He joined the Coca-Cola Company from Mondadori Group, the main Italian publishing company belonging to Fininvest Group, where he covered the role of senior legal counsel and privacy director.

Ugo Ettore Di Stefano


Lawyer - Senior Partner at LEXELLENT Former Group General Counsel, Company Board Secretary, Member of Board and Data Protection Officer at Mondadori Group.



LEXELLENT is an Italian Law firm specialized in labor law, data protection law and corporate compliance. Lexellent is member of the international law firms network ELLINT (Employment and Labor Lawyers International)

Coca-Cola Italia S.r.l.


The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, KO portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater and ZICO coconut water. The Coca-Cola Company is constantly transforming its portfolio, from reducing sugar in drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. KO is also working to reduce its environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling

Italy Employment General February 2022 Vol.15, No. 58, Winter 2022

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