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Individual dismissal in Italy

Article Date: 20-03-2017
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Under Italian Law, the employer’s power to terminate the labour relationship is limited to a substantial extent by Article 1 of Law no. 604/1966. The notion of justifiable reason is defined by Article 3 of Law no 604 as being of two types: (i) a serious violation of the worker’s contrac... [Read All]

Employment law reform in Italy

Article Date: 13-03-2017
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The new rules on individual and collective dismissal in the context of permanent employment contracts General In December 2014, Parliament passed the so-called “Jobs Act” (Law n° 183 of December 10, 2014). The Jobs Act defines measures to be taken, sets out inspiring principles, en... [Read All]

The 2016 UK Competition and Markets Authority’s study into the legal services sector

Article Date: 06-03-2017
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The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) completed a year-long study into the legal services sector, which is worth around £11–£12 billion a year. It is important to note that criminal legal services were not included in the study, in contrast with topics such as commercial l... [Read All]

Collective dismissal in Italy

Article Date: 27-02-2017
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The general provisions concerning collective dismissals are set forth in Law N° 223 of July 23, 1991, thereby implementing EEC Directive 75/129. A “collective dismissal” is defined in Article 24 of Law 223/1991 as occurring when an undertaking that consistently employs more than 15 ... [Read All]

The UK is working towards bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation as soon as possible

Article Date: 20-02-2017
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The UK government confirmed on 28 November 2016 it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The aim is to enable British businesses to protect and enforce their patent rights across Europe in a more streamlined way – with a single patent and through a sing... [Read All]

Early disclosure of business crisis in Italy: the early warning indicator does exist, it does work, it is not used

Article Date: 13-02-2017
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When a company begins to show signs of crisis, all parties involved are trying to sweep the dust under the carpet. Yet in Italy a warning system for financial crisis, especially thought for small and medium enterprises, exists, it works, but it is not used. It is the RATING that banks give to all po... [Read All]

The Hague Securities Convention will enter into force on 1 April 2017

Article Date: 06-02-2017
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The United States of America ratified on 15 December 2016 The Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary. It is a significant step for the Convention as it means that it will now enter into force, on 1 April 2017. The US... [Read All]

The CJEU on Article 5.3 Brussels I

Article Date: 30-01-2017
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The Court of justice delivered on 21 December 2016 its judgment in case C‑618/15 (Concurrence SARL v Samsung Electronics France SAS, Amazon Services Europe Sàrl). The facts are the following. Concurrence is active in the retail of consumer electronics, trading through a shop located in Pari... [Read All]

The characterization of the abrupt termination of an established business relationship under Brussels I

Article Date: 27-12-2016
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The Court of justice delivered on 14 July 2016 its judgment in Case C 196/15, Granarolo SpA v Ambrosi Emmi France SA, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters). ... [Read All]

Estonia, 17th Member State to participate in Rome III

Article Date: 19-12-2016
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Commission Decision (EU) 2016/1366 of 10 August 2016 confirming the participation of Estonia in enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation was published over the summer (OJEU, L 216, 11.8.2016, p. 23). Estonia will join, as of 11 February 2018, the 16... [Read All]
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