On 13 September 2022, the European Parliament adopted its position on the “Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the making available on the Union market as well as export from the Union of certain commodities and products associated with deforestation and forest degradation and repealing Regulation (EU) No 995/2010”,

ITALY – New Rules for Distribution: the Reform of Antitrust Rules on Vertical Agreements

The new EU Regulation 2022/720 on vertical agreements (hereinafter “VBER”) came into force on 1 June 2022, replacing the previous EU Regulation 330/2010, which expired on 31 May 2022. The VBER, like all previous regulations on the subject, aims to identify the categories of vertical agreements, i.e. agreements between parties placed on a different level […]

OMAN – UNIDO ITPO Italy meets local institutions to explore new opportunities

From 29th to 31st May 2022, UNIDO ITPO Italy was invited to take part in a mission to Oman, with the goal to explore new opportunities for investment promotion, technology transfer and collaboration with the Middle Eastern country. During the mission, UNIDO ITPO Italy Head Ms. Diana Battaggia and Investment Promotion Expert Mr. Andrea Carapellese attended 6 high-level meetings with several representatives of relevant public and […]

Mergers and acquisitions … partnership to approach Africa

When people think of African art, they often picture tribal statues and paintings of warriors for sale at tourist markets. Self-evidently, such items do not represent the entire artistic life of the continent. Today, African art counts many world-famous exponents. In this short contribution I would like to take a closer look at so-called non-fungible […]

NBA – Creating a Closed Ecosystem

On January 21, 2022, the Council of Ministers announced the approval of the new regulation on the Public Opposition Register (RPO, i.e. Registro Pubblico delle Opposizioni), which will entail, once adopted by Decree of the President of the Republic, inevitable repercussions on the compliance of all companies that carry out telemarketing activities. Established by Presidential […]