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I have just found out that I have been listed on Who's Who Legal among the most highly regarded lawyers worldwide in the Sports & Entertainment sector. This achievement is certainly due to the help from my team mates, but in a very large part is also due to the strong support from our clients and I take this opportunity to thank all of them. We always try to do our best with a lot of passion for what we do, trying to go beyond a mere legal advice, but we know there is always room for improvements. Image courtesy of Flickr by woodleywonderworks...

 Lottomatica/GTech and SNAI have informed the market that they decided to settle the fines imposed on Italian videolottery concessionaires referred in this post paying an amount between 25% and 30% of fines initially awarded. This situation might put under pressure operators such as B Plus which is currently managed by a trustee and is the company that would pay the highest amount and Codere whose group has recently avoided a bankruptcy proceeding which appeared quite likely. Also the Italian Chamber of Deputies recently approved an amendment to the decree providing the settlement which lowered to 20% the amount to be paid by operators that might make such option more attractive but would still represent a massive cost for B Plus whose...

The Italian Supreme Court held that a TV company was liable for the defamatory comments from the host of one of their TV programs because they did not exercise the requested monitoring activity on him. The case involves an Italian famous host that at the time of the events was a member of the Italian Parliament (MP) and was also running a TV program dedicated to the review of newspapers where however he had made 16 times during a period of over 3 years defamatory comments against an Italian judge which had brough a claim for damages against the TV company rather than the host. The reason why no claim had been brought against the host himself was that under Italian law...

Banking digitalization with reference to the relationship between retail banks and customers is a must in an economy where according to estimates the usage of tablets has increased by 70% in the last year and physical contacts between bank branches and customers have reduced by 20% in the last decade. And such technological development is now supported by the appropriate regulatory environment that however at least in Italy requires to comply with quite stringent requirements. 

Like every year, myself and my colleagues from different jurisdictions of our global gambling law team will be next week in Barcelona for the EiG, the European iGaming Conference. And as usual if you want to have a chat on your potential plans of expansion in Italy or in other worldwide juridictions or merely drink a beer discussing about the future of the igaming market, feel free to contact me, Giulio Coraggio ([email protected]), also as usual I will be twitting about the different events of the conference and and as usual follow me on Twitter, Google+ and become one of my friends on LinkedIn.Image courtesy of Flickr by Martin Abegglen...

Very interesting insights have come up today when I participated to the Internet Days conference in Milan. Directors from Google, PayPal, Microsoft and Facebook discussed about the future of the Internet sector which might go beyond our initial expectations. First of all Giorgio Sardo of Microsoft started inspiring us. He is director of technical evangelism and indeed the quote in the title of this post is from him! The opportunities that can arise from wearable technologies were the core of his speech and indeed we already discussed of the potential relationship between such technologies and privacy-related issues. There is no doubt that this will be the future with implementations in the leisure and fitness sectors but also in the medical sector where...

After wearable technologies, special rules for foreign franchisors in Italy, 3D Printers à la mode, social media and fashiononline retail and competition issues in distribution agreements, my colleague Roberto Valenti covers in this post the legal risks connected to the usage of social media by fashion companies.