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  1. Legal news
    12 October 2020
    The Geo-blocking Regulation: state of play and a closer look at Italy

    The Geo-blocking Regulation came into force on 22 March 2018. It provides that the Member States shall lay down the rules setting out the measures applicable to infringements of the Geo-blocking Regulation and the ...

  2. Legal news
    11 June 2020
    Unfair pricing of cancer drugs - Italian Supreme Administrative Court confirms the abuse of dominant position by the Aspen Group

    The Italian Supreme Administrative Court (“Consiglio di Stato”) rejected the multinational Aspen Group’s (“Aspen”) appeal and confirmed the abuse of a dominant position by practicing unfair pricing in relation to a ...

  3. Legal news
    22 January 2021
    Italian 2021 Budget Law: new electronic communications regulatory requirements for search engines and online intermediaries

    With the new Law n. 178/2020 (“2021 Budget Law”), online intermediation services and online search engines offering services in Italy, even if not established on Italian territory, have been given two new obligations.

  4. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    ICA launches investigation into Apple and Amazon for alleged restrictions in the online sale of Apple and Beats branded products

    On 22 July, the Italian Competition Authority (the "ICA") announced it had opened an investigation against Apple and Amazon for an alleged violation of article 101 TFEU.

  5. Legal news
    15 September 2020
    Abuse of a dominant position in the electricity market - the Italian Supreme Administrative Court referred several questions relating to Article 102 TFEU to the Court of Justice

    On 20 July, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato, CDS) referred to the Court of Justice (CJ) several questions concerning the interpretation and application of Article 102 TFEU.

  6. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    Final act in the judicial saga on the TV broadcasting rights for Italian football championship

    On 28 December 2020, the Italian Supreme Administrative Court (Consiglio di Stato – "CDS") issued a judgment marking the last act in the national judicial dispute related to the assignment of the Lega Serie A (i.e. the ...

  7. Legal news
    16 March 2021
    Copyright and related rights – AGCM opened an investigation on an alleged anti-competitive agreement in the Italian audio-visual market

    On 2 February 2021, the Italian National Competition Authority (“AGCM”) opened an investigation against the Italian Society for Authors and Publishers (“SIAE”) – organisation responsible for the collective management of ...

  8. Legal news
    15 February 2021
    Main Italian Ticket Operator fined €10.9 million for abuse of dominant position

    On 22 December 2020, the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) issued an important decision fining CTS Eventim €10.9 million for having implemented an unlawful exclusive strategy in the Italian market of pop music events ...