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By Viviana Mara, Paola Sangiovanni
On March 15, 2011, a new EU Directive aimed at combating late payment in commercial transactions entered into force.
By Gabriele Bernascone, Paola Sangiovanni
Labor laws with profound historical, social and economic significance have recently been changed by the Italian legislator, following a lengthy debate aimed at reconciling employee's protection with access to employment.
By Studio Legale Bernascone & Soci
On October 4, 2012 the Italian Government passed a new bill offering innovative start-ups, researchers and investors a vast array of legal and tax instruments aimed at fostering growth and innovation, and attracting investment capitals to Italy.
By Paola Sangiovanni
An overview of the impact of the EU proposal for regulating medical devices in the field of active implantable devices.
By Paola Sangiovanni
Unsurprisingly, article 1 of the Regulation sets forth that the Regulation applies "to the processing of personal data in the context of the activities of an establishment of a controller or a processor in the Union".
By Flavio Monfrini
The European legislative framework for the marketing and surveillance of medical devices has recently come under public scrutiny following the PIP breast implants scandal.
By Paola Sangiovanni
The Proposal attempts to create a robust regulatory framework which will aim at ensuring a greater level of safety of medical devices, enhanced transparency and traceability, reinforcement of the role of notified bodies and of national authorities, and ultimately an improved confidence in EU regulations which greatly suffered after the PIP breast implant scandal.
By Paola Sangiovanni
The recent "Data Retention Operation" by the Italian DPA revealed that compliance with data retention legislation among telecom and internet service providers is still considerably low.
By Emanuele Alemagna
Recently Italian Company Law has been substantially modified by Legislative Decree no. 6/2003, which entered into force on January 1, 2004. This article focuses on the changes made by this legislation ("Reform") to the rules governing the management and representation powers of directors of limited stock companies.
By Paola Sangiovanni
European Directive 95/46/EC on privacy protection was implemented in Italy in 1996 by Law no. 675. This first privacy act was followed by other pieces of legislation, recently consolidated in a single code (Legislative Decree 196 of 2003, hereinafter "Privacy Code"), which came into force on January 1, 2004
By Augusto Praloran
The recent so-called Reform of the Italian Corporate Law (i.e., Legislative Decree no. 6 of January 17, 2003), introduced a new way to provide a corporation with the benefit of a further limited liability in addition to the general one derived from the corporation’s status.
By Paola Sangiovanni
The EU Commission well understands the strategic importance of the medical device sector for Europe. Europe is the second-largest world market for medical devices, and about 8,000 types of devices are on the Community market. Additionally, the medical device sector, a highly innovative industry, is recognized as having a crucial impact on the quality of life of European patients, and impacts health care and health policy.
By Fabrizia Maurici
Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 – in compliance with the principles set forth in EU legislation on the prevention of corporate crimes and the assessment of companies’ liability – has determined the liability of companies and legal entities for those crimes committed by subjects representing or acting on behalf of the company or entity
By Paola Sangiovanni, Paola Sangiovanni
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