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Public procurement: the Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules for public works contract

Public procurement: the Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules for public works contract

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has recently sent to the Republic of Italy a reasoned opinion requesting the member Country to correctly apply EU public procurement rules for the construction of new buildings for the judicial administration of Bari (“Cittadella della giustizia”), with an estimated value of € 350 million. Read More »

Jurisdiction concerning copyright violation on Internet: the recent approach of the EU Court of Justice

Jurisdiction concerning copyright violation on Internet: the recent approach of the EU Court of Justice

An important European development concerning Internet copyright infringement was rendered by judgment dated 3 October 2013 and issued following procedure C-170/12, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stated that under Article 5, paragraph 3 of the EC Regulation No. 44/2001 on the jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of ... Read More »

Project financing: Italian supervisory authority publishes a new market consultation opportunity

Project financing: Italian supervisory authority publishes a new market consultation opportunity

The Italian Authority for the Supervision of Public Contracts for works, services and supplies (AVCP) has initiated a public consultation process (by issuing the so-called “Consultation Document”) to elicit from interested parties review and comment of the Determinations of January 14, 2009 no. 1 (Project Finance Guidelines after the entering ... Read More »

Reintroduction of civil mediation for disputes arising from banking and finance agreements in Italy

Reintroduction of civil mediation for disputes arising from banking and finance agreements in Italy

The Italian Government, with the aim of reducing the prolonged civil litigation proceedings and to improve its efficiency, has reintroduced a mandatory civil mediation procedure. The provisions have been enacted by Section 84, Law Decree no. 69/2013 (“Decreto del Fare”) which contains amendments and integrations to the Legislative Decree 28/2010 ... Read More »

Domain name and metatag may constitute misleading advertising: the recent approach of the Court of Justice

Domain name and metatag may constitute misleading advertising: the recent approach of the Court of Justice

By judgment dated 11 July 2013 and issued following procedure C-C 657/11 (Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology NV v Peelears and Visys NV hereinafter “Visys”), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) contributed an additional piece in the puzzle of so-called “digital rights”, by applying the traditional legal concept ... Read More »

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