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- The Italian Medicines Agency publishes Guidance on the management of clinical trials in Italy during the COVID-19 emergency
On March 12, 2020, the Italian Medicines Agency (“AIFA”) has provided guidance on the management of clinical trials due to the COVID-19 emergency. The Guidance, which is addressed to CROs, Sponsors and non-profit organizations involved in clinical trials, allows for some derogations to support them face the criticalities. The Guidance is intended to ensure that...
- Italy reveals results of food and drink controls
Most issues with food and beverages in Italy involved products of animal origin and were microbiological, according to a recent report from authorities. In 2018, almost 50,500 samples of food products were taken from all stages of the supply chain and nearly 130,000 analyzes conducted as part of official controls. From these analytical checks almost...
- Italy Extends Disclosure Deadline for Intermediaries and Online Portals
CONSOB and Bank of Italy ease compliance obligations during COVID-19. By Antonio Coletti, Marco Bonasso, and Isabella Porchia The Italian Securities Commission (CONSOB) and the Bank of Italy have adopted a series of measures to grant intermediaries and online portal managers an extended deadline to comply with their disclosure obligations, and facilitated compliance activities by...
- Italy and COVID-19: Legal Overview on Key Business Issues
This post is being published for The Trade Practitioner to highlight our global effort to provide support and advice to help businesses navigate legal issues and manage risk. Please visit our Coronavirus COVID-19 resource hub for additional information. The recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly evolved from a local issue to...
- Coronavirus COVID-19 – Italy Rachets Up
What Has Changed? Up to now, European Governments have followed an approach to tackling Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) based on three main elements: closing down the main public interactions (retail, hospitality, sports) except those necessary for food and healthcare; encouraging/requiring people to work remotely where they can, and to stay away from work if not...
- COVID-19: Italy ratchets up
What has changed? Up to now, European Governments have followed an approach to tackling Coronavirus based on three main elements: closing down the main public interactions (retail, hospitality, sports) except those necessary for food and healthcare; encouraging/requiring people to work remotely where they can, and to stay away from work if not essential; and social...
- From inside the Italian quarantine: lawyering on lockdown
A photo taken in March 2020 of the center of Sacile. Normally this bustling spot would be filled with people. Photograph by Jason Hebert Editors’ Note: This post was updated on March 19, 2020. Growing up in New Hampshire, I’m used to a degree of isolation from having to remain indoors during winter months. The...
- Walmart Takes Lead in Providing Paid Sick Leave in the Face of COVID-19
For regular readers of this blog, you know that my colleague, Tracey Truesdale, gave you some tips for properly paying employees in the event of a pandemic. That was on February 26, 2020. Since then, we’ve heard of employers sending entire offices of employees home to telecommute, restricting travel, and cancelling social events in reaction to the spread of COVID-19. We’ve...
- New Website On Law, Religion and COVID-19
A new website– Religion, Law and COVID-19 Emergency has been created by a group of faculty at the University of Bari (Italy). Here is their description of the coverage they seek to include: The health emergency caused by the contagious virus Covid-19 is having many consequences also on religious rules – more broadly for the...
- Fever in the morning, Cover all through the night: Insurance and planning for the effect Coronavirus on business
COVID-19 has already had a significant economic impact, which is likely to increase as Wuhan- and Italy-style lockdowns of large regions are implemented in other areas across the globe. While much has been said about large-scale flexible working, this will clearly not be possible for all businesses, and economic losses caused by disruptions including closure...
- Salmonella Outbreak At Italy’s Grand Hotel Gardone
Sometimes we think about things in terms of what might make good fiction. Chapter 1 – A rare strain of Salmonella spread by an early harvest of tomatoes somewhere in Mexico or Florida makes thousands of people sick in the United States. Hundreds if not thousands of state and federal food safety...
- Positano, Italy, Along the Amalfi Coast
From Rome April...
- Eternit Trial Has Opened in Italy – Civil and Criminal Charges Related to Asbestos-Cement Manufacturing
Trial is now underway in Italy on combined civil and criminal charges regarding senior corporate officials of Eternit allegedly having recklessly disregarded health risks related to asbestos. The charges and claims involve injuries or premature deaths suffered by about 2.200 employees or former...
- Italian Court Convicts Google Executives of Privacy Violations
On February 24, 2010, an Italian court convicted three Google executives for violation of Italy’s privacy laws resulting from a video that was posted to Google Video showing a group of teenagers bullying another teenager with disabilities. Judge Oscar Magi sentenced Google Global Privacy Counsel...
- Italian Competition Authority’s Investigation into Large-Scale Distribution in the Food Sector
by Veronica Pinotti, Philipp Werner and Martino Sforza On 6 November 2010, the Italian Competition Authority launched an investigation into the role of large-scale retail distribution in Italy’s food sector. The investigation aims at assessing potential antitrust issues in this sector, and will...
Ciao to Chiara Garofoli, our DLA Piper colleague from Milan, Italy who is going off to work for Google, Milan. Chiara was a founding and active editorial member of our fashion law publication, Law a la Mode, and an editorial member of this Blog. Best of luck at Google, Chiara!...
- Costa Concordia Cruise Disaster Reveals Cruise Industry Has No Credible Voice
Late last Friday, I received a tweet from one of my 9,000 friends on Twitter informing me that a cruise ship had run aground off the coast of Italy. Not much was known about what happened. No one in the media was initially reporting on the incident. I stayed up all Friday night and Saturday...
- Euro Contingency Planning: Why it is necessary now, what it should cover and how we can help
The Reed Smith Eurozone Response Group recently published an alert, designed to encourage clients to engage in euro contingency planning to deal with the myriad of risks associated with the euro, the eurozone, the EU and EU financial institutions. The timing of the alert is based upon the recent...
- Imprese italiane che investono sul mercato americano: migliori pratiche legali e fiscali
Il 17 Settembre scorso ad un convegno organizzato dalla American Chamber of Commerce in Italy a Milano abbiamo illustrato i principali aspetti legali e fiscali che le imprese italiane che investono sul mercato americano si trovano ad affrontare. Gli Stati Uniti, grazie alla loro competività e...
- Why Do the Cruise Lines Always Blame the Passengers When Norovirus Breaks Out?
Yesterday I mentioned that over one hundred people are sick with norovirus aboard the Crown Princess cruise ship which will be arriving in Galveston tomorrow at the end of a 20 day cruise from Italy. This is the third outbreak of noro on this particular Princess cruise ship this year. According to ...