• LexBlog Italy

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LexBlog
Publication date:
2019-10-11

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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  

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