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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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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Italy's Gianni secures Paul Hastings corporate finance duo

30-May-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has announced the hire of two lawyers, including partner Alessandro Stoppa, from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker.

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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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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.

Weekly Newsletter Italy: rules governing a power of attorney granted overseas; FITs — retrospective cuts: government erring on side of caution download subscription

Eversheds 20-Jun-2014

Eversheds has published its Weekly Newsletter Italy for the period 9–15 June 2014.

ICA accepts remedies proposed by the major insurance companies in relation to possible vertical restraints in agency contracts download subscription

Eversheds 12-Jun-2014

The ICA has accepted remedies proposed by the major insurance companies in relation to possible vertical restraints in agency contracts.

Italy: new rules on cookies and internet profiling download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jun-2014

The Italian Data Protection Authority has finally issued its decision on the ‘simplified information notice and cookie consent’.

Weekly Newsletter Italy: HR consultancy; competition, EU and regulatory; and financial services disputes and investigations download subscription

Eversheds 4-Jun-2014

Eversheds has published its weekly newsletter covering Italy for 19–25 May 2014. It looks at HR consultancy, competition, EU and regulatory, financial services disputes and more.

Geographical indications and designations of origin: ECJ on the requisite of protection download subscription

NCTM 2-Jun-2014

The ECJ has ruled on the conditions under which a geographical designation may be used to designate a product manufactured outside the relevant zone.

Patents: the Court of Genova on torpedo actions download subscription

NCTM 30-May-2014

On 23 April 2014, the Court of Genova issued a decision on the admissibility and width of a ‘torpedo action’. 

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