The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (“UNIDROIT”) has published the new edition of “The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts” (UNIDROIT Principles 2016 – C.D. (95) 15)). The new edition of the Principles was adopted by the UNIDROIT Governing Council at its 95th session (Rome, 18-20 May 2016). The latter authorized the Secretariat to prepare and publish a new edition, that amends the previous edition of 2010.
06/07/2017 - THE ITALIAN SUPREME COURT ADMITS ARBITRATION FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF COMMERCIAL LEASE DISPUTES
According to the Italian Supreme Court (Ordinanza n. 1486/2017), the parties to a commercial lease can resort to arbitration to settle any disputes in relation to the interpretation and execution of the lease, including disputes concerning the rent.
03/08/2017 - THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION HAS PUBLISHED THE FINAL FINDINGS OF ITS INQUIRY ON E-COMMERCE AND COMPETITION LAW
On May 6, 2015 the European Commission launched an inquiry on the e-commerce sector with the aim of identifying business practices that may restrict competition. The Commission definitive findings have been published in a final report last May 10, 2017.
On April 12, 2017 the Minister of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands has released the draft of the new franchise law (the “Draft Law”).