JULY 2018

Migration by Sea and Closure of Ports

Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe was among the speakers at a workshop jointly organized in Genoa by the Committee for the Rule of Law, the National Association of Judges and the Association of Journalists of the Liguria Region. The event was covered by the Italian public television – RAI Regional broadcast (watch it).

JUNE 2018

News from the European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice informs that from 1 July 2018 requests for preliminary rulings involving natural persons will be anonymised also as a consequence of the entry into operation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The relevant press release of the Court can be found here.

MAY 2018

Members of Cicero

Members of Cicero – League of International Lawyers met in Riga (Estonia) on 17, 18 and 19 November 2018. Among the matters discussed and resolved upon, was the admission of new member firms from Germany and the Czech Republic, thus expanding the presence of the network in Central Europe.

APRIL 2018

Director duties addressed in latest issue of Cicero’s Commercial and Corporate Newsletter

The latest issue of the Corporate & Commercial Newsletter edited by Cicero – League of International Lawyers (available here) focuses on the issue of directors duties in general, covering areas such as the relevant corporate structure, fiduciary duties and duty of care, liabilities (including criminal), etc.

In an effort of comprehensiveness, 18 different jurisdictions have been covered (Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Netherlands, Russia, Scotland, Turkey and the USA).

MARCH 2018

Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe delivers seminar at King’s College London

Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe delivered a seminar on European Border Law at King’s College London – Dickson Poon School of Law – Center of European Law in London on 22 March 2018.

The program of the event is available here.


The European Court of Justice delivers its ruling on the Roche-Novartis (Avastin) case

On 23 January 2018 the European Court of Justice issued a preliminary reference ruling, upon request of the Italian Consiglio di Stato, according to which the agreement between the pharmaceutical groups Roche and Novartis designed to reduce the use of Avastin in ophthalmology and to increase the use of Lucentis might constitute a restriction of competition “by object”. SLAC served as the advisor of the consumer organization Altroconsumo throughout the Italian proceedings as well as before the European Court of Justice. The full judgment can be read here whilst a press release of the Court is available here.


Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe appointed to the board of Italian Flight Safety Agency

On 22 December 2017 Lorenzo Schiano di Pepe has been appointed, by Decree of the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, to the board of the Italian Agency for Flight Safety (Agenzia Nazionale per la Sicurezza del Volo - ANSV). The relevant press release of the Italian Government can be found here. ANSV is the investigative authority for aviation safety of the Republic of Italy, established pursuant European Community Directive 94/56/EC later replaced by Regulation (EU) No. 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 October 2010.