• LexBlog Italy

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Publication date:
2019-10-11

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  • Sara Beiro Farabow guest lectures again at the Polytechnic University of Milan on international dispute resolution and contracts

    On October 20, 2020, Seyfarth partner Sara Beiro Farabow returned to lecture (virtually this time) before graduate engineering students at the Polytechnic University of Milan, the #1 ranked engineering university in Italy. This session of the masters course, “Contract, Claim and Delay Management in Construction Works,” provided a comparative legal analysis of U.S. and international...

  • Costa Diadema: Passenger with COVID-19 Disembarked in Naples, Italy

    The Italian newspaper, Il Secolo XIX, reports that a 78-year-old man, described as a French citizen, was disembarked in Naples, Italy on October 14 from the Costa Diadema. The guest tested positive for COVID-19 after he was swabbed aboard the ship. He was transported by private ambulance to the “Covid Hospital of the San Giuseppe Moscati...

  • Experts assess use of genome sequencing in multi-country outbreaks

    Experts have discussed the major obstacles to adopting whole genome sequencing (WGS) for surveillance and monitoring of foodborne diseases in Europe. The “Next Generation Sequencing to Tackle Foodborne Diseases in the EU” event was originally planned for March at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Italy but was moved online and to late September because...

  • Botulism suspected as 35 sick in Italy

    More than 30 people have needed hospital treatment in Italy for suspected botulism intoxication. The 35 patients seen at the emergency department of the Giglio Foundation hospital in Cefalù, a city in northern Sicily, had the same meal in a canteen. Currently, 24 patients are being looked after in three Sicilian hospitals with seven in...

  • EU gets project to look at future of food safety

    A three-year project with 23 partners from 12 countries is going to look at the future of the European food safety system. The effort, dubbed “FOODSAFETY4EU,” will be coordinated by the Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR) in Italy. Work is set to run from the start of 2021 until the end of 2023 with a...

  • Keeping Translation Costs Down, Part Three

    Last month, I posted that, yes, foreign authorities actually read translated documents— and if the translation is substandard (or just flat-out horrible), Hague Service Requests are rejected, sometimes with a quickness, and occasionally after nearly a year.  But it’s been a while since I offered thoughts about minimizing the cost of translation while maintaining requisite...

  • Reflections on COVID-19 – Views from Italy

    In this blog we examine the economic impact of Covid-19 on the Italian economy, through an analysis of economic data relating to the lockdown period from February to May 2020, an assessment of the impact of the Italian government’s measures, and a view on what the future might look like for the Italian economy. How Has...

  • Italian Special Tax Regime for High Net Worth Individuals, Three Years In

    With some years now on record after the enactment of Italy’s tax rules on special tax regime for high net worth individuals, we attach and article (Italy’s Special Tax Regime for High Net Worth Individuals, Three Years In) recently published on the topic. The distinctive features of the Italian special tax regime are the following:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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