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14/06/2024
EU anti-dumping investigation of Chinese decor paper imports
On 14 June 2024, the EU opened an anti-dumping in­vest­ig­a­tion con­cern­ing EU imports of decor paper originating in the People’s Republic of China, which could lead to substantial anti-dumping duties...
13/06/2024
What’s in a name? The use of a product code in a clinical trial protocol...
The use of product or sponsor codes in clinical trial related documents is common practice in the pharmaceutical space. However, such codes may not always be sufficient to disregard a publication as relevant...
12/06/2024
Crypto Tax Legislation & Law in Italy
1. Is there a specific legislation issued for the taxation of crypto-assets or do general national tax law principles apply because the tax legislator has not regulated this so far? With the 2023 Budget...
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12/06/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Foreign Investment Screening Laws in Italy
1. What is the relevant legislation? The Italian FDI regime is constituted by a complex system of provisions. The main rules are set out in by Law Decree No. 21 of 15 March 2012, converted into Law No...
11/06/2024
Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office
On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial...
11/06/2024
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11/06/2024
International arbitration law and rules in Italy
Even though political debates have focused for years on the issue of shortening the duration of trials in court proceedings, statistics indicate that Italy is still one the EU countries with the longest...
10/06/2024
ESMA issues first formal guidance on use of AI in retail financial services
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently released a public statement on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the provision of retail investment services. The statement provides...
07/06/2024
New EU recommendations for influencer marketing reform: what do they mean...
The Council of the European Union has published a set of recommendations as to how the European Commission and EU Member States should support influencers to encourage the creation of content that has...
05/06/2024
CMS Expert Guide to Holding Company Regimes in Italy
Specific holding company regime(s) Italy offers a variety of tax benefits specifically for holding companies. The availability of these can depend on the business the holding company pursues – i.e...
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30/05/2024
Violation of EU competition law: Commission fines Mondelez EUR 337.5m for...
On 23 May 2024, the European Commission imposed an alarmingly high fine of EUR 337.5 million on the US company Mondelez, one of the world's largest producers of chocolate and biscuit products. The accusations:...
29/05/2024
European hydrogen auctions with a focus on Germany, UK, Denmark, and the...
Hydrogen auctions have emerged across the globe in recent years to subsidise and promote the production and use of renewable hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. The EU, individual member states...