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Stanchi Studio Legale | Italy | 15 Sep 2021

Supreme Court of Cassation recognises subordinate nature of employment contracts with freelance journalists

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Cassation highlighted that a freelance journalist's duty to respect specific deadlines was necessary when determining their work as subordinate employment, whereas the non-exclusive nature of their employment agreement with a company was not.
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Dardani Studio Legale | Italy | 1 Sep 2021

Ship names as distinctive signs: legal protections available

A ship's name is first and foremost an element of identification, but it can be much more – it has great business value. If properly supported and valorised, it creates an association with the other vessels of the owner's fleet, meaning that it can be readily identified as being owned or operated by a certain shipowner in the shipping market. Essentially, it can enhance the value of the......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 1 Sep 2021

Italian Civil Aviation Authority releases data on air traffic in 2020

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority recently published its air traffic data for 2020. As expected, the covid-19 pandemic significantly affected civil air transport to and from Italy, in line with the situation faced by the industry worldwide. Compared with 2019, there was a 72% decrease in the number of passengers carried (on both domestic and international routes), equal to approximately 53......
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Studio Pierallini | Italy | 25 Aug 2021

New ENAC circular on penalty procedure under Regulation 261/2004/EC

The Italian Civil Aviation Authority recently released Circular APT-23B, the main purpose of which is to review and summarise the penalty procedure for infringements under Regulation 261/2004/EC on passengers' rights in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or long flight delays. The circular also sets out the criteria to determine administrative fines.
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ARBLIT Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello | Italy | 10 Aug 2021

Class action in Italy: a much-needed mechanism for collective redress

Since Law 31 of 12 April 2019 came into force, Italian law has provided a sophisticated opt-in mechanism for collective redress to protect homogenous individual interests. Overall, the new class action appears to be a viable instrument which, through a system of economic incentives, could overcome the rational apathy of small-claims holders and ensure redress. This article outlines the......
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DLA Piper | Italy | 27 Jul 2021

Administrative Court eases intermediary obligations with annulment of regulation amendments

The Administrative Court of Lazio recently upheld an appeal brought against the Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS) by the Sindacato Nazionale Agents di Assicurazione. The appeal concerned the annulment of certain provisions of IVASS measure 97, which amended IVASS Regulation 40/2018 on insurance distribution.
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IP Law Galli | Italy | 26 Jul 2021

Ecological transition and intellectual property: new government programmes

Many governments have begun implementing plans to recover from the covid-19 pandemic. Such plans often incorporate support measures relating to two key topics – namely, intellectual property and sustainability. This article discusses the connection between these topics and how their combination can lead to progressive development.
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Trevisan & Cuonzo | Italy | 21 Jul 2021

Italian national legislation adapted to MDR

The EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), which concerns the putting into service or commissioning, placing and making available on the EU market medical devices for human use and related accessories, recently took effect. The publication of the European Delegation Law 2021 and a recent Ministry of Health communication are clear and tangible proof that Italy is reacting promptly to the MDR's......
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Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza | Italy | 16 Jul 2021

ACE rate will increase to 15%

Decree-Law 73/2021 has introduced a one-off enhancement to the Aid to Economic Growth (ACE) benefit for the fiscal year starting after 31 December 2020. Under the ACE regime, Italian-resident companies and permanent establishments of non-resident companies may deduct notional interest from their corporate income taxable base for the relevant fiscal year.
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Stanchi Studio Legale | Italy | 14 Jul 2021

Italian strategy to exit from labour emergency

Decree Law 99/2021 recently took effect, completing the framework of tax and labour rules to gradually lift the emergency employment measures brought in as a response to the covid-19 pandemic.
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