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Climate change legislation

Posted by on Nov 18, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

In October the Italian government published the “Decreto Clima” Climate Bill (Decreto legge n. 111 14/10/2019) with which it intends to implement, within 60 days, and invest 450 million Euro, a strategic national programme to tackle climate change and the improvement of air quality, heralding the new legislation as the most ambitious in...

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Step Europe Conference 2020 – Vienna

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

Charlotte Oliver will be representing Step Italy at the Annual Conference of Step Europe in Vienna in February 2020.  Charlotte has been a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners since 2018. She will be joining a panel of private client lawyers and practioners from around Europe to discuss Cross Border Planning, in particular with...

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UK Visa Applications

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

If you are a national of a country outside the EEA, and not sure whether you need a visa to travel to the UK you can check the Home Office website, the rules do change from time to time and will depend on the purpose of your stay. https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y The way UK Visa applications are now being submitted, processed and considered  has changed...

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No-deal or new-deal – the effect on applications for Italian citizenship

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

Further to our May article ‘No Deal’ Italian Law Effect on Italian Citizenship Applications, we remind our British citizen clients that if they intend to apply for Italian citizenship it is advisable that they  lodge their application before 31st October. With new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying in his first speech as Prime Minister that the UK...

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Captain Carola Rackete and the migrant crisis

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

Carola Rackete, a sea captain who works for the German sea rescue organisation ‘Sea Watch’ was arrested on 29th June for docking a migrant ship without authorisation from officials at the port of Lampedusa, and for ramming into and allegedly attempting to sink an Italian Guardia di Finanza patrol boat. On 12th June, Rackete had taken on board 53...

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Oliver & Partners move to new office

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

Oliver & Partners are moving office! From 2nd September 2019 our new address will be: Studio Legale e Tributario, Piazza Capranica 78, (3rd Floor) Rome 00186 ITALY Tel: + 39 06 69190603 or + 39 06 3614115 Email: legal@oliverpartners.it The  office is located in the centro storico between the Pantheon and the Italian Parliament. There is little...

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Claims to Italian citizenship through maternal line

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 in LEGAL UPDATES

Descendants of female Italian citizens who left Italy in the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th century have been hampered in their quest for an Italian passport by the 1912 law on Italian citizenship.  The Italian Law (Legge no. 555 of 1912) provided that an Italian woman would automatically lose her Italian citizenship either on marriage to...

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