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 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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Slaughters and Bonelli advise on Dufry’s €1.3bn World Duty Free acquisition

31-Mar-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Best friends Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Slaughter and May have advised on opposite sides of Dufry’s €1.3bn (£950m) acquisition of shares in rival World Duty Free from the Benetton family, in a deal that creates the world’s biggest travel retailer.

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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.

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The email as administrative document download subscription

NCTM 15-Apr-2015

If documents contain sensitive data access is allowed only if strictly necessary, and in some cases to disclose information on health status or sex life.

Italy: sanctions for ‘excessive relocation’ of call centres download subscription

NCTM 14-Apr-2015

Too many violations “relating to the processing of personal data”. 

FAQs on data protection in Italy download subscription

NCTM 14-Apr-2015

Some useful FAQs regarding the controls and the sanctions provided for by the Italian personal data protection code.

Google: right to be forgotten and request for changing the ‘snippet’ download subscription

NCTM 14-Apr-2015

A decision of the Italian Data Protection Authority (the ‘Garante”) recently rejected the complaint filed before it by a person who challenged Google’s decision not to de-index an article.

When the surplus from a sale can be distributed to unsecured creditors download subscription

NCTM 8-Apr-2015

Better payouts to all creditors.

Shipping and Transport Bulletin, April: are sanctions against Russia legal?; cancelling shipbuilding contracts; and more download subscription

NCTM 7-Apr-2015

The latest news and regulations affecting the shipping and transport industries.

Courts split over distinctiveness of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark download subscription

NCTM 7-Apr-2015

The General Court and the Italian Tribunals disagree on the distinctive characteristics of Guerlain’s Samsara trademark

Italy: court rules on conditions for the protection of a colour trademark download subscription

NCTM 2-Apr-2015

Dow Italy owned a trademark claiming the colour “pure blue” that it had used for more than 20 years. It sued AB Isolanti for using a similar colour…

Italy: companies held by public agencies and bankruptcy download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

Public entities are exempt from bankruptcy, but not companies that are carrying out business, even though they are held by public agencies, according to recent decisions.

Copyright: weak similarity of substantial elements avoids plagiarism download subscription

NCTM 1-Apr-2015

The Italian Court of Cassation has ruled on plagiarism of a creative work, focusing on the requirements that the plagiaristic work should own to establish or avoid the infringement.

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