Pari Opportunità-Governance e Relazioni di Gestione

E' un'iniziativa tanto attuale quanto futuristica, di quelle che si possono definire groundbreaking nell'ambito della corporate governance quella presa da Luca Rossetto, CEO di Casa.it che nella relazione annuale degli amministratori sulla gestione (relazione degli amministratori ex art. 2428 (1)) dall'anno 2018 indica quali politiche di pari opportunità sono state attuate ma anche, in pratica e nel concreto e …

The Ongoing Search for Ethical Principles in Artificial Intelligence – the OECD Principles

In the past few years, companies, government organizations and dedicated research institutions have attempted to create principles and guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in view of constructing and ethical framework for the development of AI. The most notable efforts are those of the EU Commission and most recently the OECD which put forward inclusivity, transparency, disclosure, respect for human rights and democratic principles, security and accountability. The next step will be the development of metrics and parameters. The difficulty with regulating AI is setting out rules which are practical and flexible enough to stay relevant.  The rules also need to be coherent and consistent with other areas such as privacy and security. This however should not impair or diminish current efforts.  We believe that while any principles and practical rules set out now will likely be outdated in a short time as the technology evolves they are nonetheless essential as they will form the the basis for future development and upgrading.

Singapore Convention on Mediation

A representation of 70 countries attended a signing ceremony and conference in Singapore on 7 August to support the international treaty and 46 countries are expected to sign (the convention will not come into force until three states have ratified it). The EU's position is uncertain at this stage. The European Commission is assessing whether …

Standard vs Tailored – The Art of Giving Advice

Advising a client on a transaction, a negotiation or a situation is a completely different skill to the production of standard documents. The ability to give advice - sound, experienced, sensible adviced tailored to the client's situation and the client's objectives and priorities is a core skill of a good lawyer, a real competency which is often underestimated.

Cross Border Matrimonial Property and Assets

#CrossBorderFamilyAssets are often very difficult to deal with after a divorce or death. As individuals are increasingly mobile international couples (couples with same citizenship living abroad, couples of different citizenship living in the country of residence of one of the members, or couple of different citizenship living in a third country) need clear rules, Within the EU, Council Regulations (EU) 2016/1103 (applying to matrimonial property regimes) and (EU) 2016/1104 (applying to property consequences of registered partnerships) have attempted to give legal certainty to couples by providing conflict-of-law and jurisdiction rules in this respect. For cross border couples outside the EU, the situation is more complex and a case by case practical approach is required.

Cross Border Business Negotiations: cross cultural aspects

Cross cultural negotiations can be disastrous if the individuals involved are not aware of the nuances involved. Negotiations are difficult because they involve people, not only with their stated negotiation goals, but also their fears, their priorities, their undeclared agendas, their real decision making power, their personality, their conflict style, their prejudices.  Cross cultural negotiations …

Cross Border M&A; when to opt for a minority stake in a cross border joint venture

Whether your company has engaged in successful joint venture activities for years, or it is new to joint ventures, there is always an element of uncertainty when deciding to enter into a cross border joint venture, whether the objective is to expand reach and distribution of the company's products and services in highly developed countries, …

Italian law gives legal value to blockchain and smart contracts

[Versione italiana] A leap forward has been done by Italian Law No 12/2019 (the "Law") - published on 11 February 2019 - which completed the conversion procedure of Law Decree No 135/2018, better known as Decreto Semplificazioni. The Law introduces a definition of Distributed Ledger Technologies and Smart Contracts and sets out the legal effects deriving from …

Data Protection: the EU Commission recognizes Japan as having adequate levels of data protection

On 23 January 2019, the EU commission announced its decision that Japan ensures adequate levels of data protections - as a consequence, it is now possible to freely transfer personal data from the EU (and the EEA) to Japan without the application of any further requirements. Transfers of personal data originating from the European Economic …