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Italy further strengthens its "golden powers" on FDI, 5G and cloud tech due to the Ukrainian crisis

On March 21st, 2022, the Italian Government adopted Law Decree No. 21/2022 introducing urgent measures to react to the economic and humanitarian effects of the Ukrainian crisis...


Italy – China: Wind of Change along the Silk Road
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Proposals for amendment of antitrust law are under discussion both in Italy and in China. While the two countries are geographically distant jurisdictions, their proposed amendments pose...


ECN+: a Reform which Changes the Rules of the Game

Italy has just enacted the Legislative Decree implementing the ECN Plus Directive so providing the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) with increased enforcement powers. The following...


The Italian Government approves the draft of the Annual Competition Law

The Draft Law provides for radical changes for antitrust and merger control enforcement powers in Italy and pro-competitive developments for the Italian economy.


Getting The Deal Through: Automotive 2021
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For the fifth time, we have collaborated with Lexology to publish Getting the Deal Through: Automotive, our market overview of key issues in the automotive industry covering 19 countries....


Italian Competition Authority proposes pro-competitive legislative changes to the Italian Government
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The document provides a summary of the proposal for pro-competitive legislative changes submitted by the Italian Competition Authority to the Italian Government on 23 March 2021. The...


The rise of FDI regimes and their impact on M&A transactions

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important part of the global economy: OECD data indicates that there was USD$1,426 billion of global FDI in 2019. In recent years, governments around...


Antitrust Damages: the disclosure of confidential information. Helpful guidance from the Commission

On 20 July 2020 the European Commission has adopted a non-binding Communication providing guidance to national judges on how to handle the disclosure of confidential information in...


Is national security a game changer for foreign investment control regimes and M&A transactions in Europe?

Governments all over the world are continuing to take steps to strengthen their powers to intervene in foreign direct investments ("FDI") into their countries. These changes come...

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