New thresholds and requirements for the mandatory appointment of supervisory bodies or auditors in Italian limited liability companies
On June 17, 2019, the Italian Parliament passed Law No. 55/2019 (“Law”), thus amending and supplementing – in addition to those amendments provided for by the previous Legislative Decree No. 14/2019 – the audit and control statutory framework applicable to Italian limited liability companies.
EU Directive on unfair trading practices in the agricultural and food supply chain
On April 17, 2019, the European Parliament and the Council enacted the Directive No. 2019/633 ("Directive") on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the agricultural and food supply chain.
A look into the future: Blockchain Technologies and Smart Contracts
On February 11, 2019, the Italian Parliament enacted the Law No. 12/2019 ("Law") introducing – for the first time ever in the Italian statutory framework – a legal definition of "blockchain technologies" ("tecnologie basate su registri distribuiti") and "smart contracts".