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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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Eng / Ita
May 26

THE REGULATION ON ‘INNOVATIVE’ STARTUPS IN ITALY

The Italian government in the past few years enacted a new regulation, which have recently be amended and updated (the ‘Regulation’),[i] aimed at encouraging innovation through the creation and development of new companies qualified as ‘innovative startups’. Several incentives as well as exceptions to the general rules applicable to enterprises are provided by the Regulation… continued

Article added to: Start up
May 15

ITALIAN CIVIL PROCEDURAL LAW: THINGS ARE MOVING FORWARD

Generally speaking the duration of trials is recognized as one of the most critical issues facing the Italian court system. The latest statistics show that an average of 844 days goes by from the day a claim is filed to the day the Court delivers its decision. While that number is fairly reflective of general… continued

Article added to: Dispute resolution
May 14

AIJA @ Expo – What’s in my bowl? From producer to consumer, quality food for all

  • Where: Palazzo Turati - Via Meravigli 9/b — Milan
  • When: May 14, at 12:30

As you might be aware of, in 2015, between May 1 and October 31, Milan will host next World Exposition, themed “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the global challenge for a wider accessibility to sufficient, healthy and safe food. AIJA decided to take the challenge to connect to this international event organizing a Seminar… continued

Mar 4

ECJ clarifies Database Directive scope in screen scraping case

On January 15, 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed down a decision concerning the interpretation of Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases (Database Directive) in a case concerning the extraction of data from a third party’s website by means of automated systems or software for commercial purposes (so… continued

Mar 2

Significant changes to improve the Italian labour market: economic benefits and new rules on dismissal of new hires

The reform of the Italian labour market Economic benefits of new hiring New rules on dismissal Change of dismissal procedure and introduction of the fast and simplified conciliation agreement New rules on consulting and cooperation agreements Final considerations The reform of the Italian labour market The reform known as the Jobs Acts, implemented by several… continued

Article added to: Labour and Employment
Jan 27

Yahoo! Vs RTI: a new era for ISP’s liability in Italy?

On January 7, 2015 the Court of Appeal of Milan, business division, issued a very interesting decision in the case Yahoo! Italia S.r.l. + Yahoo! Inc. (hereinafter also collectively ‘Yahoo!‘) vs RTI S.p.A (the major Italian private broadcaster) overturning a decision issued on May 2011, 19 by the Tribunal of Milan. Here you can find the decision… continued