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Portolano Cavallo concentra la propria attività nel settore TMT sin dalla sua nascita nel 2001 ed è ora riconosciuto come lo studio legale italiano leader in questo settore.
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Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale was founded in 2001 by partners Manuela Cavallo and Francesco Portolano. The firm’s activity is mainly focused on the corporate/M&A sector and the media industry.
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Article added in November 2011

Nov 23

Constitutional Court clarifies indemnity for invalid temporary employment agreements

Towards the end of 2010 Parliament approved a significant piece of legislation – Law 183/2010, known as the Collegato Lavoro – which affects several aspects of employment law, including the indemnity that an employer must pay when an individual is employed under an invalid temporary employment agreement. The previous provisions of labour legislation were not… continued

Article added to: Labour and Employment
Nov 21

European Court of Justice on online sales in the context of a selective distribution network

On October 13 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on restrictions on online sales, clarifying that selective distribution agreements imposing a general and absolute ban on the sale of cosmetics and personal care products by selected (authorised) distributors to end-users via the internet might result in contrast with EU competition rules. The ECJ… continued

Article added to: Internet, E-Commerce
Nov 15

Use of registered trademarks in domain names – when and how to obtain seizure

An Italian court has recently held that if a website wrongfully uses a registered trademark in its domain name, and if a court order is sought to require an Italian internet service provider (ISP) to block access to the website, such an order cannot be granted unless the applicant produces evidence of the website’s illicit… continued

Nov 14

Il rebus dell’applicazione va all’esame di Assonime

Luci e ombre nell’applicazione delle norme in merito all’addizionale del 10% sugli emolumenti variabili corrisposti a dirigenti e collaboratori di imprese operanti nel settore finanziario. Queste le principali indicazioni contenute nella circolare Assonime 28 ottobre 2011 n. 27, che in più parti sottolinea i dubbi applicativi di una normativa non chiara e dalla incerta interpretazione…. continued

Article added to: Tax
Nov 11

Investigation into Apple over iPod and iPad Warranties?

On September 9 2011 an Italian consumer association, the Centro di Ricerca e Tutela dei Consumatori e degli Utenti, published a press release announcing that the Italian Competition Authority had initiated an investigation into four companies on the basis of the association’s claim of alleged unfair commercial practices relating to warranties for Apple iPods and… continued

Article added to: Internet, E-Commerce
Nov 2

Assolti i server di Choopa contro Mediaset

Nuovo capitolo nella battaglia di Rti (Mediaset) sulla difesa del diritto d’autore. Il Tribunale di Roma ha “scagionato” i server di Choopa, hosting provider passivo assistito dallo studio Portolano Colella Cavallo, sui quali erano state caricate fiction del Biscione come Squadra Antimafia e Ris Roma 2. [...]