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New Italian Privatisation Rules on Publicly-Owned Companies


After much debate, and the positive outcome of sales of publicly-held assets in 2015, the Italian Government is close to enacting a legislative decree to consolidate in one instrument the regulations applicable to publicly-owned enterprises.


Selecting and Protecting International Trade Marks


Jennifer M. Mikulina | Sarah Bro

The right trade mark can be an important asset that generates goodwill and adds tangible value to a product, service or real property.


New UK Requirement to Publish Annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


Eleanor West | Paul McGrath

The United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large commercial organisations operating in the United Kingdom to publish a « slavery and human trafficking statement » at the end of each financial year.


Recent Antitrust Judgments Illustrate How the European Commission Can Correct Its Errors Post-Annulment


Lionel Lesur | Louise Aberg

Three recent decisions highlight the European Commission’s ability to correct an illegal decision that has been annulled by the GCEU.


Focus on Real Estate

Germany: The New Hub of Europe's Real Estate Market


Dr. Jens Ortmanns | Dr. Kian Tauser

PWC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2015 survey places Berlin, Hamburg, Munich and Frankfurt among the top 10 most active real estate markets in Europe. No other country has more than one city listed.


Pitfalls to Avoid When Acquiring French Vineyards


Bertrand Delafaye

Although acquiring a vineyard in the heartland of winemaking country is a dream real estate purchase, potential buyers must be wary of potential pitfalls to avoid a hangover.


Shifting Business Interruption Risk Allocation in a Post-Sandy World


Landlords hit by insurance exclusions in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are hitting back by requiring tenants to use the proceeds of business interruption insurance to pay rent.


FinCen Takes Aim at Real Estate Secrecy in Manhattan and Miami


Keith M. Pattiz | Gregg H. Fierman

A trial programme launched by the US Department of the Treasury will affect « all-cash » purchasers of US$million residential real estate in Manhattan and Miami-Dade County.