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Chi Siamo
Portolano Cavallo concentra la propria attività nel settore TMT sin dalla sua nascita nel 2001 ed è ora riconosciuto come lo studio legale italiano leader in questo settore.
Lo Studio
Portolano Cavallo è stato fondato nel 2001 dai soci Manuela Cavallo e Francesco Portolano. L’attività dello studio si concentra soprattutto su M&A e sul settore Media, sotto ogni aspetto.
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Contenuti inseriti nel mese di marzo 2012

mar 31

When is disciplinary code necessary?

Legislation on disciplinary codes Case study: dismissal by employer without a disciplinary code Supreme Court decision Practical suggestions Legislation on disciplinary codes An employer’s power of direction over its employees is recognised in Article 2106 of the Civil Code and Article 7 of the Statue of Workers (Law 300/1970), providing substantial and procedural limits to… continua

Articolo inserito in: Diritto del lavoro, Start Up
mar 29


The aim of this article is to outline the ever-increasing importance of discovery for civil law proceedings due to recent, favorable developments in law cases and judicial decisions within the EU. In particular, we intend to consider the potential scenarios under which the result of discovery, a common law institution, could be introduced in civil-law… continua

Articolo inserito in: Contenzioso, Start Up
mar 28

Earn-out clauses: advantages and pitfalls

The road to a successful acquisition holds a wide variety of challenges for both acquirer and target. A common area of concern arises from the unavailability of private information, which may lead the parties to assess the target’s intrinsic value very differently. Bridging the gap between different estimates of the target’s value is a fundamental… continua

Articolo inserito in: Mergers & Acquisitions, Start Up
mar 15

ECJ rules on Italy’s gaming regulations

Background On February 16 2012 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued its latest preliminary ruling on the compatibility of Italy’s legal framework for gaming with the right of establishment and the freedom to provide services. The new ruling confirms principles already established in the landmark Gambelli(1) and Placanica(2) decisions (see “ECJ… continua

mar 14

Italian government approves new rules on foreign investment in strategic sectors

On March 9 the Italian Government approved a Law Decree setting forth for the first time a broad set of governmental intervention and veto powers in certain strategic sectors: defense; energy; transportation; communications. This new set of rules will have a significant impact on companies operating in such sectors.  In particular, the new rules include… continua

mar 12

Services contract: the client is not exempt from liabilities on health and safety of contractor’s employees

Background Recent Supreme Court case law Conclusion Background According to Article 26 of Legislative Decree no. 81 of April 9, 2008, as amended by Legislative Decree no. 106 of August 3, 2009 (“Testo Unico sulla Sicurezza sul Lavoro”) the client is the main responsible for the safety of all the employees, including those of the… continua

Articolo inserito in: Diritto del lavoro, Start Up