24/08/2017 - THE UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES, PUBLISHED THE NEW 2016 EDITION

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.

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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.

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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.

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01/06/2017 - NEW DRAFT FRANCHISE LAW FOR THE NETHERLANDS

On April 12, 2017 the Minister of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands has released the draft of the new franchise law (the “Draft Law”).

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