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  • Italy Bans Short Selling and Lowers Thresholds for Material Shareholdings

    Temporary Ban on Net Short Positions in Response to Market Turmoil in the Wake of Covid-19 Outbreak - On March 17, 2020, CONSOB, the Italian markets and securities regulator, introduced an outright temporary ban on taking or increasing net short positions in respect of all shares admitted to trading on the Mercato Telematico Azionario (MTA), the Italian regulated stock market, pursuant

  • The Italian Competition Authority Updates the Merger Notification Thresholds

    By a decision adopted on 7 March 2018 and published in its Bulletin of 12 March 2018, the Italian Competition Authority has updated the thresholds for merger notification, adjusting them to the inflation rate. The new thresholds are now as follows...

  • Italy Aims to Change Merger Notification Thresholds

    After 894 days of discussion, the Italian Parliament has approved, on 2 August 2017, what should be the “annual” competition act — a series of measures that should be adopted on a yearly basis to promote competition. Among the disparate set of measures contained in the new law, concerning a range of different sectors such as, inter alia, insurance, transport, liberal professions, tourism, banks...

  • Italy Follows France and Germany in Investigating Big Data

    The Italian Competition Authority, together with the national regulators for communications and data protection, opened a joint market investigation on Big Data. The investigation appears to be wide-ranging, covering not only competition issues, but data protection, consumer protection and pluralism in the digital ecosystem. The investigation follows closely, in time, the report published by the...

  • Italy: Antitrust Infringements as a Ground for Exclusion From Participation in Public Procurement Procedures

    On 19 April 2016, legislative decree n. 50/2016 containing the new Italian Public Procurement Code (PPC) entered into force. The PPC aims to implement, among others, Directive 2014/24/EU which sets out, at Article 57, a number of mandatory and discretionary grounds for excluding an economic operator from public procurement procedures. The discretionary grounds also include anticompetitive conduct.

  • New Security for Real Estate Financings

    Law Decree No. 59 dated 3 May 2016 introduced a new security instrument for real estate financings which entails secured creditors to satisfy their claims against the mortgaged assets without the need of going through a proper foreclosure proceeding. Please see full Memo below for more information.

  • Italian Floating Charge Over Movable Assets

    Law Decree No. 59 of 3 May 2016 introduced a new and long-awaited security instrument in the Italian legal framework: a floating charge over movable assets. The new security called "pegno non possessorio" is meant to strengthen the ability of Italian companies to get access to financings introducing a more flexible security over all movable assets of a company. ...

  • New Italian Rules to Create a More Favorable Regulatory Regime for the Issuance of Corporate Bonds

    On February 21, 2014, Italy enacted Law No. 9 (the “New Law”), which, among other things: - reduces the tax cost of taking security in connection with notes offerings; - expands the array of security that can be granted in connection with the issuance of notes; - introduces new rules which render the investments in corporate...

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