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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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.


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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Across the EUniverse: the Patent Box; Horizon 2020 programme; incentives for innovations in IP; and more download subscription

NCTM 21-May-2015

Across the EUniverse is designed to show why the EU is important: each month it follows and monitors different issues that are likely to have an impact on our daily business lives.

The Jobs Act: the first month in review download subscription

Lexellent 19-May-2015

The Italian government has revealed the first labour market statistics after the most recent implementation of the Jobs Act on 1 March 2015… and the news looks positive. 

Debtors and assets: to sell or not to sell download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

Can a debtor subject to a concordato preventivo pre-filing regime be authorised to sell some of its assets?

Cross-border insolvency: who can apply for the opening of a secondary procedure? download subscription

NCTM 1-May-2015

The ECJ has held a secondary insolvency proceeding in the member state where the debtor has its registered office may be opened at the request of creditors entitled under the law of that state. 

‘W’ is distinctive and valid as a trademark download

NCTM 1-May-2015

Italian hotel chain told to repay profilts after losing dispute over the letter W

Marketing and data protection: Italian companies warned download subscription

NCTM 22-Apr-2015

Clarification on promotional offers, the ‘loyalisation’ of consumers and spam matters in Italy.

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.

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