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Italy, as many other countries in the western world, is facing a deep economic and financial crisis, which has affected the loan market and the ability of businesses to obtain bank financing.
Expert calls regulation based on one-stop-shop an “illusion”.
Access to evidence in stand-alone antitrust damages actions: a landmark decision of the Italian Supreme Court
On 4 June 2015, the Italian Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision in relation to taking of evidence in stand alone antitrust damages actions (case Comi & Ors v Cargest).
Also: will Better Regulation for Better Results work?; private enforcement in antitrust; and more.
Also: second-hand containers; private areas in public ports; pilfering; and more.
Deductibility of losses on receivables and recovery of VAT when the debtor has entered into a debt restructuring agreements with creditors
According to Legislative Decree No. 175/2014, in case of defaulting transferee/ buyer, the transfer or/supplier is entitled to recover the VAT originally paid to the Treasury.
Enduring effects of an inadmissible concordato preventivo demand in the ensuing bankruptcy liquidation procedure?
The Tribunal of Reggio Emilia rejected the pleading in the proof of debt procedure of a creditor who requested its own post-concordato debt towards the then bankrupt company to be set off against its own pre-concordato receivable.
The Tribunal of Milan allowed a concordato preventivo proposal to be amended, providing that additional resources for the creditors could be made available through a lien on real estate property belonging to a shareholder of the company.
The Court of Turin laid down an interesting ruling on the protection of the variety of forms of expression and creative contributions that may be related to the creation of commercial ads.
A decision of the ECJ regards the possibility of issuing a second valid supplementary protection certificate (SPC) concerning a further combination of two active ingredients.
The Italian Data Protection Authority has started, along with other 28 privacy authorities around the world, a ‘sweep investigation’ on the online privacy of children.
The Italian Data Protection Authority adopted the General Resolution, which states the modalities to be used by website managers.
Whoever works on the internet must provide the users with clear and complete information, and require and obtain the data subjects’ consent.
The District Court of Milan dismissed the preliminary proceeding filed by Audermars Piguet Holding S.A, the famous Swiss luxury watches company.
CJEU confirms the decision issued by the General Court of the European Union that the three-dimensional trademark consisting of the shape of a cylindrical bottle had no distinctive character.
The ECJ has ruled on the conditions under which a geographical designation may be used to designate a product manufactured outside the relevant zone.
The Milan World Expo’s theme of ‘feed the planet, energy for life’ is a golden opportunity to look at how food and agriculture should be regulated in the 21st century.
Single environmental authorisation: administrative simplifications for small and medium-sized enterprises
Italian Presidential Decree no. 52 introduces into Italian law a series of administrative simplifications regarding the environment aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises.
The procedure of composition with creditors aimed at business continuity has a major impact on the rules governing public contracts.
Over the past four years, China has strongly intensified its efforts to promote the internationalisation of the RMB (CNY).