Why is it important The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan entered into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses across Europe can now avail themselves of the opportunities offered by the largest open trade zone in the world, home to 635 million people and almost a third of the world’s Gross Domestic…

March 21, 2018 will be the effective date of the regulations on Condhotels recently issued by Italian government (through Decree dated January 22, 2018). Such regulations are aimed at enhancing (i) investments for redeveloping and upgrading existing hotel businesses, and/or (ii) up-to-date tourism products and services. Condhotels will combine hotel and private residential use and…

On 16 November 2017, the Joint Sections of the Italian Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated judgment on the application of the Art. 342 od the Italian Code of Civil Procedure, as amended by Legislative Decree dated 22 June 2012 n. 83 (“Article 342”), concerning the form of the Appeal brief. Indeed, the new text…

On October 5, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued Judgment No. C-567/15 which further rules on the requirements of public equivalent bodies under EU law. The Court stated that a company fully owned by a contracting authority, whose business is essential to allow its parent company to pursue the public interest, must…

Alfredo Lucente, Partner of Lucente International Lawyers, traveled to Kenya to provide training about PPP frameworks, risks, financial structures and Public Sector policies related to project financing. The audience was comprised of leaders from Kenyan university, agency, and government infrastructure agencies in Naivasha, Kenya, May 22–26. The event was co-sponsored by the Kenyan PPP Unit,…

The 2016 edition of the Digest on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) has been published by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). As for past editions, this new Digest is now available for free on the UNCITRAL website The Digest, a compilation of world-wide…

Alfredo Lucente, Founding Partner at Lucente International Lawyers, has been acting as International Legal Expert for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on a project related to the “Regulatory Gap Analysis for SEMed Private Renewable Energy Framework” awarded to the group of firms led by AF-Mercados. The analysis aimed at enhancing private investments…

Alfredo Lucente is project team leader for UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in developing PPP Standard Terms for Roads, which will be offered to governments worldwide (see www2.unece.org). Alfredo Lucente is an expert of all the main fields of law peculiar to the infrastructure, transportation, energy, oil&gas and petrochemical industry internationally. His…

The case relate to the termination of the Messina Bridge Project is now called before the Supreme Court to resolve on jurisdiction. The Messina Bridge Project is about the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Project almost reached starting of construction in 2012 when the Monti headed government abruptly terminate it by law through…