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Suspension of the courts continues up to 15th April 2020

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in LEGAL UPDATES

The streets of Rome are eerily silent now as the country waits for news daily from the Protezione Civile hoping for reassurance that the numbers of those affected by the epidemic are starting to decrease. Now three weeks into the lock-down of Italy, this article updates our previous article of 9th March to take into account the constant stream of new...

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Court hearings suspended until 22nd March 2020

Posted by on Mar 9, 2020 in LEGAL UPDATES

No need for panic! Life in Italy is going on almost as normal for most of us at the moment, despite the fact that since 10th March the country is on government-ordered lock-down because of COVD-19. We are just trying to keep healthy and look after our loved ones with a few extra precautions to avoid catching any unwanted germs, and hoping that these...

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Inheritance law and estate planning in Italy

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in LEGAL UPDATES

There are common misconceptions about inheritance law and estate planning in Italy and what type of will should be made by international residents or property owners, whether a will should be made at all, or whether different wills should be drawn up in every country. There is however no one-shoe-fits-all rule. Advice may differ, and there may be more than...

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Statute of Limitations

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in LEGAL UPDATES

One of the most urgently needed reforms of the Italian criminal justice system is to the Statute of Limitations or the rules on “prescrizione”  which determine the date by which a criminal offence can no longer continue to be prosecuted if no verdict has been reached. Legge n. 3 del 9 gennaio 2019 was introduced by the Justice Minister Bonafede...

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