- Potential impact of reforming the current class action regime in Italy
- When were class actions introduced in Italy?
- Why is there a need to change the current regime?
- When will the reforms come into force?
- What is the aim of the reforms?
- What are the key changes made by the reforms?
- What is the anticipated impact of the reforms—will they result in an increase in class actions?
Dispute Resolution analysis: Antonio Distefano, counsel in the litigation and trial department of Latham & Watkins’ Milan office and member of the firm’s complex commercial litigation practice, predicts that comprehensive reform to the current class action regime will result in a substantive increase of class actions in Italy, but warns that the new rules could also lead to potential distortions of the system, as it could encourage opportunistic behaviour and make the management of cases potentially more difficult.
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