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…

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…

As of January 1, 2017, any new petition before the Administrative Courts shall be filed through electronic means as stated by Law Decree no. 168/2016. During a transitional period, which will end on December 31, 2017, the parties shall also submit a paper-copy of their briefs. The proceedings started before January 1, 2017, will remain…

On December 29, 2016, the National Anti-Corruption Authority (“ANAC”), the Special Commissioner appointed by the Government and Italian Agency for Development (“Invitalia”) signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the surveillance on the procedures related to the reconstruction of the areas in the central regions of Italy affected by the earthquake in 2016. See link below: http://www.anticorruzione.it/…