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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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BREXIT IS REALITY…

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in LEGAL UPDATES

The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act became law on 23rd January. The next step will be for the withdrawal agreement to be ratified by the European Parliament, scheduled for 23rd January. The UK is then due to leave the EU on 31st January 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the UK and the EU on 19th October 2019, and...

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O&P reflections from 2019

O&P reflections from 2019

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020 in LEGAL UPDATES

We would like to take a moment to reflect on our achievements and developments over the last 12 months before moving onto our new goals for the year to come. 2019 saw the start of the dynamic EU Commission project EULawinEN in which Charlotte Oliver took on the role of trainer of Notaries and Judges in Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary, developing knowledge and...

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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 IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW UPDATE, 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...

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