Special report: 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


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

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Grimaldi makes trio of lateral hires from local rivals

27-Jan-2015 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale has added three partners to its roster, including former Allen & Overy (A&O) partner Davide D’Angelo.


Squire Patton Boggs and Bonelli collaborate on Rai Way €280m Italian IPO

21-Nov-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Squire Patton Boggs and Italian firm Bonelli Erede Pappalardo have advised Italian transmission tower operator Rai Way on its €280m (£222m) IPO this week on the Italian stock exchange.

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Italian boutique expands with three partner hires

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian corporate boutique Giovannelli e Associati, which was launched last year by a team from Ashurst, has expanded with the addition of another three partners.

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Google to comply with privacy issues set by Italian DPA download subscription

NCTM 5-Mar-2015

For the first time in Europe, Google will be the subject of regular checks to monitor progress status of the actions to bring its platform into line with domestic legislation.

Privacy: co-operation agreement between Italy and Albania download subscription

NCTM 3-Mar-2015

The agreement envisages co-ordinated inspections also on Italian call centres established in Albania.

Call centres established abroad and data processing in breach of the applicable law download subscription

NCTM 3-Mar-2015

As known, on 7 August 7 2012, the Italian Parliament approved the Law no. 134, which converted into law the Decree no. 83/2012, of 22 June 2012.

Distance monitoring of employees allowed only in case of defensive checks download subscription

NCTM 3-Mar-2015

Judges ruled again on the point of law concerning the use of evidence obtained by means of remote control systems, aimed at checking the illegal conduct of employees.

Google to comply with privacy measures set out by Italy’s DPA download subscription

NCTM 3-Mar-2015

In Italy, for the first time in Europe Google is to be subject to regular checks to monitor its progress on bringing its platform into line with domestic legislation.

Italy: which law applies in a clawback action? download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

A clawback action based on Italian insolvency laws in a procedure opened in Italy can have wider limits when the transaction is governed by a foreign law.

Secondary meaning and the strong protection of a weak trademark download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation has issued a ruling regarding the extent of protection of weak trademarks based on the doctrine of  ‘secondary meaning’.

Can the proceeds of future business activity be allocated to unsecured creditors in concordato preventivo, when secured creditors are not paid in full ? download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

The decision of the Court of Rovereto of 13 October 2014 and the Court of Bergamo of 26 September 2013 took opposite stands on the issue of the allocation.

Discharge following concordato preventivo does not extend to mortgages granted by partners of the company download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

The Court of Cassation ruled that partners of a partnership cannot be considered as third parties and therefore the mortgage cannot be considered a guarantee for obligations of a third party.

Trademarks – the nature of ‘strong trademark’ of a certain mark is not sufficient to state its counterfeiting download subscription

NCTM 2-Mar-2015

The Italian Court of Cassation ruled on the counterfeiting of the figurative trademark ‘Valentino’, owned by Valentino S.p.A., by the figurative trademark ‘Giovanni Valentino’, owned by Florence Fashion Jersey Ltd.’ –

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