Litigation and Dispute Management

Electronic proceedings in Italy

The Italian legislator has passed new rules governing electronic proceedings in Italy.   The use of e-instruments in electronic proceedings is mandatory for a payment order (“Ricorso per decreto ingiuntivo”) as of 30 June 2014. Proceedings started after 30 June 2014 will comply with the e-proceedings from 31 December 2014.  Operators of the Justice System have been given an additional 6-month period to get used to the new electronic instruments.

Law Decree dated 24 June 2014, no. 90, published in the Official Gazette on the same date, and to be converted into law within the following sixty days. To read the full text of the aforesaid Decree please click here.