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Traineeship at SLM

On 23rd October 2017, Vesna Poles, from Koper (Slovenia) started a three months Erasmus Traineeship at Studio Legale Mordiglia in Genoa offices. Vesna has a bachelor’s degree in law, achieved at the University of Ljubljana and is currently completing a master’s degree in law at the same University. She is writing a dissertation entitled “On-line sharing platforms: legal regulation and competition law”.

Law on implementation of European Directives

By Law No 163/2017 Italian parliament empowered the Government to implement European Directives concerning European rail system, mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation, tax avoidance practices, reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants, activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision.

The same law also empowered the Government to update domestic law in compliance with EU Regulation No 679/2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, which will enter into force on 25th May 2018.


Stage at SLM

Since December 1st, 2016, Frederic FEUTSEU, Cameroonian, has been undertaking a three-months internship at Studio Legale Mordiglia, Genoa offices. Frederic has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in International and European studies achieved both at the University of Parma. He also did a Master’s degree in Maritime and Environmental Law at the Institute of Peace and Development at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France). Frederic did an internship at the “Claim & Legal Department” of the Grimaldi Group Naples.

Stage at Charles Taylor in London

In September-October 2015 Francesco Gasparini, trainee lawyer at Studio Legale Mordiglia, completed a two-week stage at Charles Taylor & Co Ltd, The Standard P&I Club in London.
Francesco spent one week in the Mediterranean Syndicate and one week in the Atlantic Syndicate.

AIJA Pre-Congress Seminar in London

On 1st  September 2015, during the annual Congress of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) a seminar on marine insurance took place in London.

Filippo Pellerano attended as speaker with a presentation on “The handling of major maritime casualties – Challenges for the lawyers appointed by marine insurers”.

Time limit for the customs investigation

By a notice issued on 8th May 2015, the Customs Agency implemented the EU guidance on the time bar nature of the three-year time limit under Article 221 of the Customs Code for the customs investigation; therefore, after three years from the customs operations, the administration will not be able to proceed with investigations and tax recoveries. An exception applies where failure to assess the correct duties originates from a fact that amounts to a crime: in this case, the three-year time limit has the nature of limitation and any delay in reporting the crime to the authorities over three years can only be raised by the taxpayer in the tax process. Failure to raise this defense will determine the validity of the customs assessment issued over three years after the completion of the import / export operations.

Minimum fees and maritime agent

By a judgment issued on 3 February 2015, the Tribunal of Genoa dismissed a claim by an agent against his principal shipowner for payment of balance fees. The agent complained that the fees agreed with the shipowner were well below the minimum fees established by the Italian Transport Ministry. The Tribunal held that the minimum fees established by the Italian Transport Ministry can be freely departed by the parties and, as a result, denied the claim.