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H&S Protocol
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2020

On April 24, 2020, the Protocol signed on March 14 2020 (the “H&S Protocol”), providing for the measures to be complied with by employers to continue the activity while ensuring the maximum degree of protection for the employees, has been amended. The amendments encompass all the sections of the H&S Protocol...

Industrial Design Protection: News and Reassessment
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, August 2011

A new change in the Italian regulation of the industrial design has been recently introduced by section 8, paragraph 10, of Law Decree no. 70 of May 13, 2011 (“First urgent provisions for the economy”), aimed at restricting the temporary protection granted to industrial design works under copyright law under section 239 of the Industrial Property Code (Legislative Decree no. 30 of February 10, 2005, as amended by Legislative Decree no...

Insurance services: Nnovelties Introduced by the “Liberalization Decree”
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, January 2012

Within the scope of the measures intended to promote the competition and liberalization of the business activities approved by the Council of Ministers on January 20, 2012, are included, among other things, special provisions concerning the performance of insurance services which introduce relevant amendmentsto the Legislative Decree No. 209 of September 7, 2005 (“Insurance Code”)...

Italian Port reform. Reorganization, rationalization and simplification of port authorities and additional projects for the renewal of ports and logistics in Italy
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2016

1. Introduction  On 21st January 2016, the Italian Cabinet gave the green light for the “Reorganization, rationalization and simplification of Port Authorities” decree (the “Ports Decree”), which reviews a system which has been in place for over 20 years. The Ports Decree is part of the re-launch of ports and logistics in Italy promoted by the Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport (“MIT”)...

Latest news on Italian Investment Funds
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2011

Latest news on Italian Investment Funds: Italian Government withdraws proposed regulatory changes affecting real estate and private estate equity funds and adopts new taxation scheme for investors in real estate funds...

Legal Update - Corporate. Mergers & Acquisitions
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2010

Legislative Developments In July 2009, new rules came into force in Italy concerning class actions brought by consumers and final users who are the victims of unfair trade practices or anti-competitive conduct. Under the new rules, collective damages actions may be brought either by individual class members or by associations empowered by them or committees of which they are members for claims based on breaches of competition law...

Liquidity Decree - Golden Power Rules
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2020

Law Decree n. 23 of 8 April 2020 (the “Liquidity Decree”) has introduced significant changes to the socalled “golden power rules” and to the disclosure duty of relevant shareholdings in listed companies. These rules are aimed at discouraging “predatory purchases” of Italian strategic and listed companies in times when their share price may be particularly depressed due to the COVID-19 emergency...

Liquidity Decree - Restructuring Support Measures
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2020

Introduction The Italian Government has adopted Law Decree no. 23 of 8 April 20201 (the "Liquidity Decree"), which provides for additional measures to support companies in the current COVID-19 emergency...

Liquidity Decree - Tax Support Measures
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2020

ThThe Italian Government has adopted Law Decree no. 23 of 8 April 2020 (the "Liquidity Decree"), published in the Official Journal of the Italian Republic no. 94 of 8 April 2020, which provides for additional measures to support companies in the current COVID-19 emergency...

New Decree on Incentive Tariffs for Photovoltaic Plants from 1st June 2011
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2011

On 5th May 2011, the Italian Government approved the much¨Cexpected Ministerial Decree (the ¡°Decree¡±), establishing new tariffs for photovoltaic plants (¡°Photovoltaic Plants¡±) entering into operation from 1st June 2011 and until 31st December 2016. The Decree was published in the Official Gazette on 12th May 2011 and entered in force on 13th May 2011...

New EU Rules to Protect Strategic Companies
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, May 2020

“We continue to work closely with Member States to ensure that European businesses have access to urgently needed liquidity”, said the vice-president of the European Commission (“Commission”) Margrethe Vestager in connection with the amendment to the Temporary Framework on State aid adopted on 8 May 2020...

New IVASS Regulation on simplification measures for contractual relationships
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2015

On 3 March 2015 IVASS published Regulation No.8 (the “Regulation”) on the simplification of procedures and requirements in the relationship between insurance companies, intermediaries and clients, implementing section 22, paragraph 15 bis, of Law Decree of 18 October 2012,No. 179, converted into Law No. 221 dated 17 December 2012...

Protection of the Purchaser of Shares/Interest in Italy: A Significant Step Forward
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2015

A country’s competitiveness depends in part on its capacity to attract foreign investorsinterested in the acquisition of local companies...

The Administrative Procedure for Opposition Against Italian and International Trademark Applications
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, July 2011

The Ministerial Decree of the Italian Minister for the Economic Development dated May 11, 2011 (the “Decree”) has at long last implemented in Italy the administrative procedure for opposition against Italian and International trademark applications...

The European Commission Strengthens the Temporary Framework on State Aid
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2020

The new measures adopted by the European Commission Last Friday, the European Commission (“Commission”) has adopted an amendment to existing State aid rules to widen the perimeter of the national measures which can be authorized based on the exceptional legal framework to cope with the current crisis. a. In particular, the Commission considered the following measures:a. More support for research and development related to the current health crisis...

The new EU Legal Framework for State Aid to Support the Economy in the Current COVID-19 Outbreak: Flexibility and Efficiency
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, March 2020

Following the publication of the proposal a few days ago, on 19 March the European Commission adopted the communication introducing a new temporary legal framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak1. The last time the Commission had adopted a similar temporary framework was during the global financial crisis in 2008...

The New Resolutions of the Italian Media Authority on the Audiovisual Media Services via the Internet
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, February 2011

The AGCOM (the Italian Media Authority) has recently published (on December 28th, 2010) two resolutions concerning the broadcasting services of audio and/or video contents (so-called “audiovisual media services”) in “linear” mode (“streaming” or “simulcast” services: Resolution n...

UK Measures to Contrast COVID-19
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners, April 2020

Introduction The UK government has recently adopted a series of recommendations aimed to face the Coronavirus outbreak due to the rise in the number of infections and deaths caused by this virus. The strict approach of the UK Government would be in line with the measures adopted by the other countries in Europe, such as Italy or Spain...

 

 

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