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- Italy: COVID-19 Pandemic is Not Carte Blanche for Invasive Data Processing
According to Italian Data Protection Authority Garante Per La Protezione Dei Dati Personale, The COVID-19 emergency does not automatically, and in itself, represent a sufficient legal basis for particularly invasive data processing, such as data processing aimed at allowing contact tracing by any public or private owner. At present, the only processing of personal data...
- Good, bad, or unknown addresses… and the Hague Service Convention.
One immutable truth looms over everything I do: if you can’t tell me where your defendant is, I can’t get him served for you.* I couldn’t be more serious– “where?” is the most important question I ever ask a client. There are precisely four variations on the answers. We know where he is. (And that...
- Positive COVID Crew Cases Rise to Nine on Costa Favolosa and Costa Deliziosa
Italy has given the green light to Costa and AIDA to resume cruising from Italian ports this month. Meanwhile, the number of positive COVID-19 cases on Costa cruise ships in Italy increased to nine this weekend, according to the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. The Costa Deliziosa (below right) has four crew members with positive COVID-19...
- Italy records nearly 80 HUS cases in 12 months
Almost 80 hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) cases were registered between July 2019 and June 2020 in Italy. The 77 patients came from 17 regions in the country while one person contracted HUS while abroad. Notification rates varied by region but were highest in Aosta Valley and higher than 1 case per 100,000 in Basilicata, Calabria,...
- The Changing Landscape of Internal Investigations: Italy, a Discussion With Ilaria Curti, Counsel at Portolano Cavallo
In this first of our series of episodes regarding global trends in internal investigations and enforcement, Ilaria Curti, head of the Internal Investigations Group at Portolano Cavallo in Rome, and Perkins Coie Partner Chelsea Curfman discuss how recent amendments to Italy’s anti-corruption laws are starting to affect both when and how companies choose to conduct...
- YES. THEY’RE STILL OPEN.
And most of them have been all along. Aside from a few notable blips (such as Italy and Spain, which bore the earliest surge of Covid-19 cases in the west, and India, which has been pummeled), Hague Central Authorities around the world kept doing the job even through lockdowns and quarantines. Commentary that I still...
- Italy Reinforces Its Criminal Legal Framework to Target Crimes Affecting the Interests of the European Union
On July 30, 2020, Italian Legislative Decree no. 75 went into effect, introducing amendments to the Italian Criminal Code and a new set of criminal offences in the context of corporate liability under Legislative Decree no. 231 of June 8, 2001, among which a number of tax crimes. Please click here to read the full...
- New rules against ambush marketing in Italy: a welcome improvement or a missed chance?
In view of the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Games, Italian legislators have been revisiting the legislation currently in place and have brought into force some additional and useful measures to protect official advertisers of the Olympics against the so-called ‘ambush marketing’. On 13 May 2020, Law 31/2020 came into force amending and converting the Law Decree...
- Is Pullmantur Cruises Ending Operations?
This weekend, several employees of Pullmantur Cruises informed me that employees (or contractors) hired by Royal Caribbean (which has a 49% ownership in Pullmantur) were involved in removing equipment from and dismantling the interiors of two of the companies’ cruise ships. The Monarch and Sovereign are currently at the cruise port of Naples, Italy (Stazione Marittima – Terminal di...
- UPDATED Global Insolvency Report: Impact of Covid-19 on Insolvency Laws
Our guide sets out how different jurisdictions are changing their Insolvency Laws to help alleviate additional pressures placed on businesses as a consequence of cash flow pressures caused by COVID-19. We have updated our guide to include further changes to insolvency laws in Italy and Japan. Click here
- Can You Develop Passion For Your Work?
Something in Patrick Lamb’s post a few days ago over at In Search of Perfect Client Service really hit me today. Not because he succinctly retells a story about passion for one’s work, nor because I have also written on the subject here and here. No, it’s because he relates a story from Harry...
- Live LexBlog blogs for the week of 12/15-12/19
Three launches in total this week. There’s two from the midwest and one focused on Italy and the European Union. Take a look and help these new bloggers out by commenting on what they have to say, whether it’s on your blog or theirs. The European Union and Italian International Tax Law Blog is...
- Greek theater, Taormina, Sicily
Originally built in 300 B.C. From Italy April...
- Alleging Money Laundering In Private Sector Lawsuits
By claiming that proceeds of a judicial bribery scheme had been laundered from Italy into nineteen U.S. bank accounts, prosecutors sought asset forfeiture as described at “Using Multiple Jurisdictions To Launder Money“. That forfeiture case was mostly based on U.S. anti-money laundering laws which ...
- Eternit Asbestos Cement Manufacturing Plants – Ongoing Criminal Law Scrutiny in Italy and Pakistan Regarding Conditions
If you think Toyota is having a bad year, think about Eternit entities and its executives (not all are Eternit entities are presently related). The long arm of criminal law continues to reach out and touch Eternit entities. In Italy, trial goes forward in a week on thousands of criminal charges...
- Italy’s Tax Administration Issued Additional Clarifications on Italian Taxation of Trusts
Italy's Tax Administration provided additional clarifications on Italian taxation of trusts. In particular, Circular n. 61/E issued on December 27, 2010 addresses the situations in which a trust is disregarded as abusive or fictitious interposition between the settlor and the assets and income of...
- Health Care Insurance Companies in Italy Fined Over €13 Million for Anti-Competitive Behaviour
by Veronica Pinotti The Italian Competition Authority has found that four health care insurance providers—HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, Faro Compagnia di Assicurazioni e riassicurazioni S.p.a., Navale Assicurazioni, and Primogest (a multi-firm agency)—participated in anti-competitive...
- Italian Register for Large PV Plants Closed for 2012
by Carsten Steinhauer On January 20, 2012, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE), the publicly-owned company that promotes renewable energy sources in Italy, announced that the budget for the second half of 2012 for large solar photovoltaic (PV) plants has already been used up by excessive demand in ...
- Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas Nearly Runs Over Italian Fishing Boat
The popular cruise blog Noticias de Cruceros reports that yesterday the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship almost collided with a small Italian fishing vessel, the Angelo II based in Civitavecchia, in waters near the port city of Latium on the western coast of Italy. According to Noticias de...
- See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Cruise Industry & Cruise Fans Quiet After Four Crew Members Develop Menigitis During Cruise
Early this Monday morning I reported on an outbreak of meningitis aboard the MSC Orchestra cruise ship. Four MSC crew members were hospitalized yesterday in Livorno, Italy once the cruise ship reached this Italian port. Newspapers in Italy, France, Germany and Spain mentioned the disease outbreak. ...