Italy: Via Dolorosa

3-Feb-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times


European firms in London: City of dreams

4-Nov-2013 | By Joanne Harris

With a focus on internationalisation and a determination to forge bonds with clients, European firms are finding their City bases increasingly important

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Italy: Voter cycle

4-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

Political instability in Italy has made foreign investors wary, slashing legal activity, but there is optimism that the coming elections could start a recovery

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Positive thinking

5 March 2012 | By Joanne Harris

Restructuring is up and M&A is down in Italy, but despite the country’s ratings downgrade many lawyers are upbeat about the prospects for 2012 and beyond

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Per ardua ad astra?

7 March 2011

Italian firms are emerging from their cloistered market and are now ready to launch a credible challenge in the international arena. Joanne Harris talks to the main contenders

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Reed Smith and Lindahl among firms advising on Meda’s £1.8bn acquisition of Rottapharm

5-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Reed Smith has advised alongside a raft of European firms on Swedish pharmaceuticals company Meda’s acquisition of its Italian rival Rottapharm for £1.8bn.

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DLA Piper Italy partner caught up in corruption probe

25-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

A partner in DLA Piper’s Milan office is facing trial on corruption charges related to Milan’s hosting of next year’s ‘Expo 2015’ world fair.

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Italy's NCTM bolts on Rome TMT and finance boutique

6-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm NCTM has increased its privacy, TMT and finance strength by merging with Rome firm Panetta & Associati.

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Convention against double taxation between Italy and Hong Kong download subscription

NCTM 3-Apr-2013

Convention against double taxation between Italy and Hong Kong.

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Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — Aereo ‘astonishes’ broadcasters with new legal strategy; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 8-Aug-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

Insurers to boost access to financing in Italy download subscription

DLA Piper 28-Jul-2014

On 24 June 2014, Governmental Decree no. 91/2014 (the so-called ‘Competitiveness Decree’) was published in the Italian Official Gazette.

Corporate liability: the Italian Supreme Court extends the scope of application of Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 download subscription

DLA Piper 25-Jul-2014

The Italian Supreme Court has reconsidered the possibility of applying Legislative Decree No. 231/2001 to the so-called target offences of a criminal organisation.

Italian tax changes: implications for medium- and long-term banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

International retail businesses that have businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent tax changes within the country.

Europe: Italian tax changes in relation to Italian banking arrangements download subscription

Eversheds 22-Jul-2014

International industrial and manufacturing businesses that have Italian businesses or subsidiaries with banking facilities in Italy should be aware of recent Italian tax changes.

Kazakhstan introduces visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries from 15 July download subscription

Dentons 16-Jul-2014

The Republic of Kazakhstan has unilaterally introduced a visa-free regime for the period from 15 July 2014 to 15 July 2015 for the citizens of 10 countries.

Apprenticeship contracts: will they save Italy’s future? download subscription

Lexellent 14-Jul-2014

The law that converted the Poletti Decree (Law No. 78 of 16 May 2014) has only recently been published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale.

Patents: the Italian Supreme Court on fair premium for employees’ inventions download subscription

NCTM 2-Jul-2014

The Supreme Court has issued a decision in a case of an employee who sought payment of a fair premium for an invention he created during his employment.

Patents: the IP Court of Milan on patent claim reformulation download subscription

NCTM 2-Jul-2014

The IP Court of Milan has issued an important decision over patent claims reformulation during a validity proceeding.

Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Jun-2014

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.

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