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The GDPR is on the home straight: the Council of the European Union formally adopts a revised version of the General Data Protection Regulation at first reading

In December 2015 we reported that agreement had been reached on the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). We explained how the GDPR shifts the balance towards consumers and...

Written on: 17 Feb 2016

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Venture capital and private equity in Italy

Market developments The Italian venture capital investment market had a very interesting 2015, with around 100 new investments, totalling more than €100 million. The trend seems to be increasing in...

Written on: 27 Jan 2016

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BEPS: Italy, an update

Following the presentation in Autumn 2015 of the BEPS measures package by the OECD, Italy continues to confirm its intention to introduce new tax rules by way of implementation of...

Written on: 3 Nov 2015

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The Legal Nature of Online Gambling Schemes under Italian Copyright Law

Inventors of online gambling schemes for online games and contests are suffering bad times in Italy, as the precise copyright law status – and therefore the possible extent of protection...

Written on: 7 Jul 2015

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Italian Data Protection Authority Publishes Cookie Guidelines

The Italian Data Protection Authority’s (DPA) guidelines on the use of cookie have entered into force. All operators of Italian websites must now provide certain cookie information to all users...

Written on: 7 Jul 2015

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Osborne Clarke’s Partner Umberto Piattelli discusses crowfunding on SmartLife 24

Umberto Piattelli, interviewed by journalist Leonardo Panetta, for the program SmartLife24, broadcast on the Mediaset TGCOM channel, takes stock of the developments in equity and lending crowdfunding in Italy.

Written on: 13 May 2015

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[Video] Developing smart cities in Italy

Piero Viganò, Partner at Osborne Clarke, discusses smart city development in Italy. Download a copy of Osborne Clarke’s report into smart cities across Europe here.

Written on: 13 Mar 2015

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“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal”

To a significant extent, the richness of art – in any of its many forms – derives from reworking familiar stories, images and thoughts into a new, unfamiliar form which...

Written on: 12 Mar 2015

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Smart cities in Italy

The latest installment of the blog series based on our smart cities in Europe, enabling innovation report takes a look at the findings on smart cities in Italy. Italy is...

Written on: 9 Mar 2015

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