To Share or Not to Share: the Big Data Dilemma

Dear Friends, The new year has rolled by and so has a new decade.  As expected, Artificial Intelligence has been the talk of the week, with analysis of past and current AI developments, predictions for the future and challenges being discussed through the net. I read quite a few articles this week with predictions for …

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Need a Legal Personality

The development of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) is an exciting, relentless reality which is slowly making its way out of science fiction movies and into our mundane world. Furthermore, people and technology are increasingly interacting at an individual, daily level.  The increased occasions of interaction between human and AI systems have great potential not …

DPCM 11 Mar 2020 misure urgenti coronavirus – urgent measures Coronavirus

DPCM 11 March 2020 imposes measures to all Italy aimed at reducing the spreading of the virus, such as: (a) extension as much as possible to all employees of remote working arrangements for all activities which can be carried out remotely; (b) suspension as much as possible of all activities which are not immediately necessary to production and for which remote working is not possible – for these activities the decree promotes the use of annual leave or other measures normally allowed by law for the type of industry your company is in – to be assessed on a case by case basis.

Forza Maggiore COVID 19 – Cosa Devono Fare le Aziende

La situazione creatasi per la diffusione del COVID 19 impone alle aziende alcune riflessioni sulle misure da adottare per far fronte ai propri obblighi interni ed esterni.  I fronti sono molti e pertanto alcune decisioni di buon senso devono essere prese, sulla base delle informazioni disponibili oggi, nella situazione attuale.  Decisioni che possono essere modificate …

La Negoziazione nella Contrattualistica Cross-Border

Le trattative svolte in un contesto internazionale e inter-culturale aggiungono un'intera nuova dimensione al tavolo negoziale in quanto coinvolgono anche differenze nel linguaggio del corpo, sfumature nella comprensione linguistica e nell’espressione di consenso o dissenso, l'essere o meno a proprio agio culturalmente con l'espressione diretta di disaccordi, le aspettative implicite di quale dovrebbe essere il risultato della negoziazione o di come dovrebbe essere gestito il processo. Una negoziazione cross border coinvolge tutti questi aspetti, oltre che la necessità di acquisire le informazioni tecniche necessarie per comprendere e gestire in modo ottimale gli aspetti giuridici tecnici della struttura contrattuale da implementare. In questo senso, vi è un lavoro prioritario e preliminare, che consiste nel formulare dei processi condivisi, prendere conoscenza per quanto possibile delle diversità nella normativa di riferimento, e costruire cosi un linguaggio comune che consenta una reale comprensione e fiducia al tavolo negoziale.

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 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.