Italy

The Lawyer European Awards – Italy’s contenders

2-Feb-2015 | By Joanne Harris

It’s been a difficult few years for many Italian firms, but as this year’s shortlist for The Lawyer European awards demonstrates, they’ve risen to the challenge

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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Italian and French firms lead as Vivendi becomes Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder

29-Jun-2015 | By Rachel Moloney

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Cabinet Bompoint and Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners have taken lead roles as multinational media company Vivendi spends around €1bn to increase its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9 per cent. 

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Gianni Origoni signs formal alliance with China's Han Kun

28-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has signed a formal alliance agreement with Chinese firm Han Kun Law Offices.

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Grimaldi hires former Clifford Chance CEO Bray in London push

14-Apr-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Grimaldi Studio Legale has announced the hire of two prominent banking partners for its London office, former Clifford Chance CEO Michael Bray and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo’s Riccardo Sallustio.

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Promoting competitive sales in concordato preventivo procedures download subscription

NCTM 3-Jul-2015

New rules for the competitive bid process aimed at the sale of the debtor’s assets.

Eli Lilly succeeds in overturning award of DNIs regarding UK, FR, IT and ES designations of its European patent download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 1-Jul-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its long-awaited judgment in the Actavis v Eli Lillydispute, ruling that Actavis is not entitled to a declaration of noninfringement (DNI) of Eli Lilly’s European patent.

Investment opportunities in Italy: Shariah-compliant minibonds? download subscription

NCTM 30-Jun-2015

Italy, as many other countries in the western world, is facing a deep economic and financial crisis, which has affected the loan market and the ability of businesses to obtain bank financing. 

Smart Work in Italy: flexible working download subscription

Lexellent 29-Jun-2015 | Updated: 30-Jun-2015

One year ago, a new proposed law on Smart Work in Italy – with the aim of promoting more flexible and simplified forms of teleworking – was presented to the Italian Chamber of Deputies. 

Access to evidence in stand-alone antitrust damages actions: a landmark decision of the Italian Supreme Court download subscription

NCTM 17-Jun-2015

On 4 June 2015, the Italian Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in relation to taking of evidence in stand alone antitrust damages actions (case Comi & Ors v Cargest).

Is the sun shining on Italy’s jobs market? download subscription

Lexellent 15-Jun-2015

Surge in new jobs could be a result of labour reforms or just down to workers being hired for the summer season.

Across the EUniverse, issue 3: Is EU law more like Taylor Swift or The Rolling Stones? download subscription

NCTM 11-Jun-2015

Also: will Better Regulation for Better Results work?; private enforcement in antitrust; and more.

Shipping and transport bulletin, Jun-Jul: piracy; freight uncertainty; and more download subscription

NCTM 8-Jun-2015

Also: second-hand containers; private areas in public ports; pilfering; and more.

Deductibility of losses on receivables and recovery of VAT when the debtor has entered into a debt restructuring agreements with creditors download

NCTM 4-Jun-2015

According to Legislative Decree No. 175/2014, in case of defaulting transferee/ buyer, the transfer or/supplier is entitled to recover the VAT originally paid to the Treasury.

Enduring effects of an inadmissible concordato preventivo demand in the ensuing bankruptcy liquidation procedure? download subscription

NCTM 4-Jun-2015

The Tribunal of Reggio Emilia rejected the pleading in the proof of debt procedure of a creditor who requested its own post-concordato debt towards the then bankrupt company to be set off against its own pre-concordato receivable.

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