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UK Competition and Markets Authority Increases Thresholds in Updated “De Minimis” Guidance

By John Colahan, Jonathan Parker and Calum Warren On 16 June 2017, following a public consultation on proposed changes, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published the “Mergers: Exception to the duty to refer in markets of insufficient importance” guidance, which increases the thresholds for the application of the CMA’s so-called “de minimis” (or … Continue Reading

Italian Constitutional Court Publishes Grounds of its Decision on the Constitutional Legitimacy of the “Spalma-Incentivi” Decree

By Cesare Milani On December 7, 2016, the Italian Constitutional Court (the Constitutional Court) rejected on appeal the claim that the new state incentives scheme, pursuant to the Italian Law Decree no. 91, dated June 24, 2014, (the Decree), which applies retrospectively to the renewable energy sector, was unconstitutional. (Please see recent blog for more information.) … Continue Reading

Spotlight Turns on Corporate Responsibility in Italy as Italian Parliament Reviews New Draft Law Proposals

By Cesare Milani As corporate responsibility and business integrity become increasingly important to global commercial businesses, Italy has responded domestically with a review of two key laws which may significantly impact Italian companies. Italian Legislative No. 231 dated June 8, 2001 (Decree 231) Decree 231 has been in force for seventeen years and is likely … Continue Reading
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