Piracy at Sea

On 19th October 2013 the General Director of Police issued a circular to implement the provisions of the Ministerial Decree No 266 dated 28.12.2012 (published on the Official Gazette No 75 dated 29.3.2013), concerning the use of private security guards onboard Italian merchant ships which sail in international waters at risk of piracy. This is Italy’s latest step to fight piracy at sea. Further information can be found in articles written by


Labour Law

By Law No 113 dated 23rd September 2013, Italy ratified the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006), also known as the new “bill of rights” for maritime workers, adopted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on 23rd February 2006.

“FRSU Toscana” regasification Terminal

The “FRSU Toscana” regasification Terminal has arrived in front of Livorno (Tuscany – Italy), where installation and test operations are currently being carried out. The regasification Terminal has been realized transforming a LNG carrier, the m/y “Golf Frost”. Studio Legale Mordiglia assisted the contractor OLT Offshore S.p.A., a company of which the Italian group Iren is one of the shareholders, in several critical aspects of the project, that is undoubtedly one of the most important national projects in the Italian gas and energy industry.


Since 2013 Studio Legale Mordiglia is a member of ASLA – Associazione Studi Legali Associati. ASLA brings together some of the most important legal firms in Italy organized in partnership association or limited liability partnership. ASLA promotes new professional organization forms, takes an active part in researching, organizes training and updating courses for lawyers and trainee and offers scholarships to the worthiest. For any further information refer to ASLA website.