Giambrone Law

A Full-Service European Law Firm

Giambrone Law

4035 S. El Capitan Way
Las Vegas, Nevada NV 89147

Phone(702) 420-2001

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Law Firm Overview

Giambrone is an award-winning Italian law firm operating through a network of offices in Barcelona, Munich, London, Milan, New York, Rome, Sassari, Tunis and Palermo, the firm is growing exponentially.
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Our Italian lawyers and Italian attorneys what is meant by this? are recognised as leading lawyers in their respective fields of expertise. Giambrone has been named "Best Italian Law Firm of the Year" for the past four consecutive years, by whom?

Our Italian lawyers in the Rome and Palermo offices specialize in cross-border private client work carried out between the United States and Italy. Giambrone offers international and cross-border assistance for all matters relating to probate and trusts, Italian immigration, family and divorce law and Real Estate.
Giambrone’s Milan office focuses on Italian corporate and commercial cases, Italian commercial litigation and debt collection matters and assisting clients worldwide to resolve their corporate and commercial issues. We frequently assist clients with high value complex international matters.

We have a dedicated Italian personal injury team assisting victims of accidents in Italy in seeking compensation for damages under Italian law.
Giambrone's Italian family team specialises in complex cross-border Italian family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, judicial separation and child abduction in Italy and financial claims under Italian Law.

Alessandro Gravante, Head of the Palermo office, is often appointed as Italian Law Expert and frequently appears before the English Courts to give opinions on issues relating to Italian Law.

Our Italian probate and inheritance team routinely advises foreign clients on Italian wills, Italian succession, Italian inheritance and Italian probate.

Our specialist international Forex litigation department focuses on litigation against Forex brokers, Binary Option traders and banks around the world.

Examples of our recent awards include:

* Cross Border Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2015 - Global Law Experts
* Best Italian Law Firm of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2015 - Acquisition International
* Italian Cross Border Litigation Law Firm of the Year - International Advisory Start-Up Awards
* Best Cross Border Commercial Law Firm of the Year - Italy - Intercontinental Finance Magazine of legal services, including banking and finance, corporate and commercial, litigation and dispute resolution.

The firm was established: 2005

Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Chinese

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Debt Collection; Italian Property Purchases; Private Wealth Management; Acquisition Financing; Asset-Backed Lending; Leveraged Lease Financing; Private Placements; Securitization; Structured Finance; Syndicated bank Loans; Company Start-ups; Creation of Italian Limited Companies; Provision of Nominee Directors for Italian Companies; Corporate Secretarial Services; Commercial Contracts; Property Acquisitions and Management; Charity; Debt Collection; Restructuring Companies; Competition, Commercial Contracts; Residential Real Estate; Asset Management & Project Management; Private & Public Procurement; Commercial Real Estate Development; Inheritance Disputes & Contested Probates; Tax Investigations; Debt Collection in Italy; Insurance Disputes; Italian Succession; Cross-Border Probate; Matrimonial; Trusts Disputes; Forex Litigation.

Areas of Law Description

Our areas of practice include:

- Banking & Finance

Giambrone's Banking and Finance Department act for financial institutions, corporations and investors from all over the globe with help in arranging funding for most corporate lending transactions.

- Corporate & Commercial

Our fast expanding Italian Corporate Department has expertise in a wide range of corporate and commercial law areas. We recognize that our clients require specifically tailored solutions to meet every aspect of their business needs and strive to ensure that our advice successfully meets their aims and objectives.

- Real Estate & Tax

Giambrone's Italian Real Estate division applies its expertise to a wide spectrum of property transactions, in the areas of residential and commercial property law, Italian property acquisitions, tax and cross-border issues of Italian law.

- Litigation & Dispute Resolution

We have the experience to provide specialist Italian legal advice in all types of civil and commercial litigation and are able to handle a variety of work, from the most complex disputes to smaller matters that arise on a more frequent basis.

- Private Client

Giambrone's ever-expanding Italian Private Client practice advises individuals, entrepreneurs and investors on how best to structure their business and personal affairs, mainly in the areas of Italian tax planning, family issues, wills, trusts and probate, as well as residential real estate matters.

- International Department

Giambrone is a full service law firm with offices throughout the globe including, Milan, Rome, Palermo, London, New York, Sao Paolo and Casablanca. With the expansion of our International Practice; Giambrone has successfully opened a new French Department offering legal assistance to individuals and companies in French matters of law.


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Articles Published by Giambrone Law

 Brexit and the UK Private Pensions Paid in Europe

It is becoming increasingly alarming that despite the considerable number of British expats who, according the Parliamentary Treasury Committee, live in Europe and are policyholders of UK insurers, many of whom have private pensions that derive from same UK insurers, the negotiations to decide how these pensions can be paid if the current rules do not survive Brexit, have not even started with less than a year to go.

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 Divorce and the Grandparents

It goes without saying that divorce is one of the most challenging things a family has to negotiate. The effects of a family break-up are far reaching and when there are children involved the effects can be devastating if the parting is acrimonious and the situation is handled badly.

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 The Problem of Homophobic Attacks going Unreported

Homophobia is the Cinderella of discrimination law and Codes of Conduct, as the perception is that more weight is given to protecting against faith, racial and sexual discrimination leaving the LGB T community feeling that reporting homophobic attack will not be addressed with the same vigour as other types of hate crime.

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 The Gay Cake Dilemma

Across the globe, there appears to be a legal quandary as to whether one legal right trumps another legal right, mainly that of religious expression v sexual orientation discrimination. This issue is being fought out in the surprising arena of bakeries.

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 How Does a Novice Investor Distinguish Tell a Reliable Broker from a Fraudulent One?

Once an individual has decided to try their luck trading in forex they are then faced with a decision as to which broker they should trade with. It is a common practice for unexperienced investors to scroll through forex trading online forums to gather information on any given broker before investing with them. Many of these forums are, however, littered with unreliable reviews that are incredibly far from the truth.

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 Buying a Property in Italy

As spring begins to draw near many people will enjoy an early break in their favourite Italian destination, a quiet rural corner of Italy with a slower pace of life where restful environment allows a person to relax and recharge and wish that they owned their own Italian hideaway. The idea of owning such a property can be more than a daydream and it is possible that it can be self-funding.

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 Standardised Trade Secrets Laws coming into force in June 2018 in the EU

The factors that define a trade secret amount to three fundamental principles. The trade secret must be secret, if the information within the trade secret is common knowledge or easily found it is not a trade secret.

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 Will Everyone in Your Family Be Happy with Your Will?

Nobody likes thinking about it but it is important to draft a will. Family dynamics are very different now and less straightforward than in the past.

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 How to Successfully Dispose of an Unwanted Spanish Timeshare

The term “timeshare”, as most people know, refers to the commercial practice where several individuals hold full ownership rights over the same property, which is enjoyed by each one in turn, for a limited time-window every year.

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 Tunisia, a Rising Investment Destination

The international financial stage is seeing a fundamental change in financial data and a major shift in existing economic blocs, together with the emergence of new economic blocs and the potential disintegration of major economic powers and even major economic unions such as the European Union are not immune to financial collapse.

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 Injured on Holiday Abroad and Not Your Fault

If you have had an accident or been injured whilst you are on holiday abroad through no fault of your own, it is only reasonable and right that you should be able to some damages for another person’s or organisation’s negligence.

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 A Brief Guide to Buying a Property in Italy

The lure of living in Italy has always held a fascination for the British market and other foreign investors.

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 How to Manage Business Succession - Passing the Torch

Succession is a tricky area for most businesses, especially so for family businesses and for businesses where the founder has a close association with the brand, for example, fashion houses and high profile restaurants. Almost exclusively a fashion designer’s business bears the name of the founder and is extremely closely associated with that individual.

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 What to Do if British Citizens Have a Car Accident Abroad to Support a Claim

To be injured in car accident is always a shocking thing to experience but if you are injured in an accident abroad it is so much harder to endure. If your injuries are serious and you find yourself in hospital trying to recover, the last thing on your mind is gathering evidence to start a legal case to obtain damages for your injuries.

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 The Rise of the Bitcoin: Safe Bet or Big Risk?

The banishment of the bogus binary options industry operating out of Israel has seen the exit of thousands of people formerly employed in the fraudulent firms. The streets are noticeably quieter as many firms have been quick to act in advance of the law which comes into effect in January 2018 and have decamped to places like Cyprus, Georgia and Belgrade.

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 Sex Orientation Trumps Faith in Two Landmark Discrimination Cases

Discrimination for whatever reason is generally wholly disapproved of and there is legislation to prevent a raft of different forms of discrimination including age, sex, race, religion and sexual orientation. However it becomes almost Orwellian when two arguments for discrimination appear to be on a collision course as in the cases of the Christian bakers and the Irish “gay” cake and the American wedding cake.

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 Abusive Clauses in Mortgages in Spain: The “Ground Clause”

Spanish regulation of mortgages and consumers’ rights is under revision. Recent judgments of the Supreme Court of Spain and the European Court of Justice have declared the abusive nature of some clauses of mortgage loan contracts due to lack of information and transparency.

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 New Initiative to Overcome Parental Alienation and Protect Children in England

A new approach to the problem of parental alienation by one parent against the other is being trialed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) in an attempt of prevent the potential for long-term emotional damage to the children who are subject to such actions.

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 A New Cybercrime Court Complex to Be Built Close to Fleet Street in London

The City of London Corporation, HM Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS), the Ministry of Justice and senior judges are backing the plan to build a specialist court which will principally focus on the rising “new age” crimes of cybercrime and financial fraud in all its variations. The court will also hear criminal and civil cases that are, at present, heard at the various City of London courts.

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 A New Cybercrime Court Complex to Be Built Close to Fleet Street

The City of London Corporation, HM Courts and Tribunal Services (HMCTS), the Ministry of Justice and senior judges are backing the plan to build a specialist court which will principally focus on the rising “new age” crimes of cybercrime and financial fraud in all its variations. The court will also hear criminal and civil cases that are, at present, heard at the various City of London courts.

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 Thinking of Trading CfDs? Beware of Bucket Shops

‘Bucket shop’ is an American pejorative expression describing: "an establishment, supposedly for the transaction of a stock exchange business, or business of similar character, but really for the registration of bets, or wagers, usually for small amounts, on the rise or fall of the prices of stocks, grain, oil, etc., there being no transfer or delivery of the stock or commodities nominally dealt in".

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 More Protection Needed to Prevent the Victimisation of Novice Investors

For years, investors have complained of a range of platform irregularities and questionable practices, which may have violated the broker’s duties with regard to various regulated entities, which in turn, where discovered, could provide clients with the right to recover losses.

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 The Brexit Effect - EU Citizens’ Risk of Exploitation in the Workplace

According to the latest research led by FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) and LEAG (Labour Exploitation Advisory Group), there may be an increased risk of exploitation in the workplace in the UK as a result of Brexit. The two organisations have reported that in the aftermath of the referendum many EU citizens have been told that they no longer hold equal rights compared to UK citizens

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 Dispelling Homophobia in Football in the UK

Football took another step towards eliminating homophobia in football with the announcement this month by Charlton Athletic FC that they have formed an associate team called Charlton Athletic Community Trust Invicta FC (CIFC) which will extend the opportunity for members of the LGBT community to play football and at the same time further to cause of diversity in football.

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 Brexit and EU Immigration, What Happens Next?

The leak of an 82 page discussion document on how the UK could deal with EU migration post-Brexit has caused considerable comment from all quarters. The document outlines some of the potential courses of action for dealing with overseas unskilled or semi-skilled workers once the UK has separated from Europe.

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 UK Holidaymakers to Be Compensated for Holiday Disasters by Online Travel Websites

It would appear that when booking travel package deals online holidaymakers are not granted the same degree of protection that they would be entitled to by booking through a travel agent. Since this gap in consumer protection came to light, Ministers have agreed to act to address this anomaly and the Government has announced a new plan compelling online travel websites to compensate holidaymakers for holiday disasters.

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 U.S. Regulators Move on Several Fraudulent Trading Companies.

The American regulator Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has demonstrated a thorough and robust attitude to rooting out and prosecuting fraudulent binary options trading. On Monday 10 July 2017 CFTC complaint against Californian Jason Scharf was unsealed and it was announced that Mr. Scharf was to be charged with “illicitly referring clients to binary options brokers via several offshore businesses”.

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 Theresa May Has Been Advised to Re-think Her Immigration Policy to Prevent Harm to Britons Abroad

EU nationals are not the only individuals fearing the potential negative outcomes arising from the Brexit negotiations in respect of their future in the UK. Britons abroad are also wary of their fate. Theresa May’s recent proposal was considered so poor that it could actually endanger the rights Britons enjoy on EU soil.

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 Almost 20% of British Workforce in London May Be Affected by Brexit Immigration Restrictions

It is estimated that one in six workers currently working in London are EU nationals, as reported by new research intending to underline how vulnerable London actually is in light of the immigration restrictions due after Brexit.

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 Solutions for Buyers to Restore the Legal Integrity of Illegally Built Properties in Sardinia

Sardinia is an island that attracts many foreign property investors, well known for its beautiful beaches, coves and crystal clear waters. For years the region and its natural resources, has been subject to a considerable building programme by investors frequently emanating from England, France, Russia and Germany. The value of properties varies and can be less than €100,000 euro rising to millions.

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 Equal Marriage for Gay Couples: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Changes Her View

In a recent statement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, declared she will no longer oppose legislation to legalise equal marriage in Germany, in contrast to the unconcealed opposition her party Christian Democrat Union (CDU) has been supporting since 2005, when she explicitly indicated that she feared negative consequences for adopted children.

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 17 Billion Euros Invested by Italian Government to Rescue Two Regional Banks

In an attempt to restore market confidence, the Italian government has agreed to inject €5bn worth of taxpayers’ money into two mid-sized regional banks, handing their good assets to Intesa Sanpaolo, one of Italy’s main banks.

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 A Far Greater Level of Control to Be Enforced on EU “Settled Status” Citizens after Brexit

Theresa May has provided a clearer picture as to how the UK will manage the “settled status” of the three million EU nationals currently living in the UK. The 15 page document outlines the process and procedures that are to be put in place in the future.

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 Brexit: What Is Theresa May Offering?

Since the Brexit vote one year ago, the destiny and the future of millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in other EU states has been covered with a veil of uncertainty.

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 At Least Part of the Brexit Plan Revealed in Queen Elizabeth’s Speech

The latest Queen’s speech drafted by the government, delivered almost a year after the Brexit referendum has, to some degree, outlined the intentions of the British government when leaving the EU.

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 Israeli Government to Permanently Outlaw Binary Options Industry

The Israeli government has approved a bill to ban the entire Israeli-based binary option industry and put a halt to its ominous consequences.

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 An Overseas Property that Pays Its Own Bills: The Perfect Choice

The charm of buying a property in a sun-drenched corner of rural Italy or Spain is a dream many people aspire to. However, the cost of maintaining a second property abroad can be off-putting, but what if your dream purchase could pay for itself?

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 An Unconventional Financial Settlement in a Long Drawn Out Divorce Case in England

The High Court has approved a highly unusual settlement arising out of a long drawn out acrimonious divorce. On Friday Sir Geoffrey Vos, chancellor of the High Court, endorsed the payment of £282 million from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), a charity set up by the warring couple, Sir Christopher Hohm and his former wife Jamie Cooper, to Ms. Cooper’s new project, Big Win Philanthropy.

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 Britain’s Businesses Must Start Planning for Brexit

The think-tank Resolution Foundation commissioned a survey to clarify the preparedness of British business for the radical changes that Brexit will bring. ComRes research consultancy interviewed 500 employers who currently employ nationals from across the EU and found that practically half the businesses have a complete disconnect between their own expectations and the likely reality of the effects that Brexit will bring.

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 One-off Unique Business Opportunity in Italy

Italy has always had a powerful charm, enticing people to its shores from all over the globe. The lure of the wonderful climate, unique history and culture, not to mention the cuisine and wines, all combine to make Italy a superb choice as a destination for a holiday, a second home or a commercial investment opportunity.

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 Brexit Task Force to Be Formed by the Spanish Government to Assist Spanish People and Businesses in the UK

The Spanish government is acting to address the concerns of the Spanish people and businesses that live and work in the UK. It is believed that there are potentially twice the number of Spanish citizens living in the UK than the 131,000 currently registered at the London and Edinburgh consulates. There is a growing concern as to how the UK’s departure will affect citizens from EU countries.

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 EU Court of Justice Decision Favours British Trade Negotiators

A collective sigh of relief was heard when the long-awaited ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the Brexit negotiation of international trade was announced.

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 Binary Option firm Owner Arrested under Accusation of Fraud, False Registration, Threats and Extortion

Giambrone has learned that Reuter’s journalist Tova Cohen has broken the news that Eliran Saada, owner of Secured Options and Inside Options binary options brokers, has been arrested by the Israeli police following a complaint from one of their clients who suffered investment losses of over $500,000. Eliran Saada stands accused of fraud, false registration, threats and extortion.

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 Politicians' Promises of Improving the Working Conditions and Rights of Employees Comes at a Cost in the UK

The forthcoming election in the UK is provoking both the major parties to make declarations within their respective manifestos which will have far reaching effects for business if they are implemented. In an attempt to court voters each party is promising to introduce measures which will enhance the working lives of many employees, the financial impact of which will have to be funded by businesses.

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 Divorce in London May Be an Attractive Proposition for Some

In the London family court the exceptional divorce settlement of £453 million together with an Aston Martin worth £350,000 and an art collection valued at £90 million, granted to the wife of a foreign billionaire oil and gas trader supports the contention that London, the divorce capital of the world, is the best place to divorce for some people at least.

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 Challenges for British Businesses When Protecting Their IP Rights Post-Brexit

In the current environment of constant development of digital technology, shaking the foundations of all sectors, intellectual property rights are playing an increasingly fundamental role in the technology industry.

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 Business Start-up 2017 - How to Launch your Business with Italy

There are many reasons why a person or group of people choose to start their own business, from a passionate belief in your new innovation, suddenly becoming unemployed, a belief that you can improve on what is already available, realising your hobby could make you money or simply needing to pay the rent.

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 A Brief Look at Brexit, 12 Months On

Whilst nobody can be surprised at the complexity and challenge of the Brexit negotiations and what appears to be decline in cordial relations between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncke, what may come as a shock to many of the Brexiteers is the size of the divorce settlement.

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 Last Chance to Save the Day for Alitalia Prevented by Staff Rejection of the Rescue Plan in Italy

The news that Alitalia, the Italian airline, is reluctantly taking the decision to file for bankruptcy is not entirely unforeseen.

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 Can the City of London Brush off the European Threat to Financial Services?

One thing we can be certain about as far as Brexit is concerned is that things cannot remain the same. Giambrone believes that the financial services sector in the City of London is being circled by predatory EU rivals hoping to snatch at least some of the financial services market that the UK provides to the world.

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 Some of the Concerns for British Ex-pats in Spain

There appears to be a divide in the thinking of British ex-pats in Spain and their reaction to Brexit which is centred on the different requirements of the retired and the working population. Many individuals in both categories really wish that things could just carry on as before but realistically this is unlikely.

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 Employee Compensated after Italian Court Recognises Link between Mobile Phone Use and Brain Tumor

A recent case heard in the Italian courts may be influential in changing the approach employers have to work related mobile phone use. Mr. Roberto Romeo won an award for damages against his employer arising from the fact that Mr. Romeo’s brain tumour was caused by prolonged use of a mobile phone for work related purposes.

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 Brexit and the Rights of EU Citizens

In the wake of early Brexit negotiations, the fate of the three million Europeans currently living in the UK is a matter of concern for many. European citizens in the UK run the risk of being left stranded in an uncertain legal scenario, mainly due to the challenges presented by the British immigration system.

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 How to Achieve Italian Citizenship

Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near future. Many people may choose to change their citizenship, particularly those involved with or married to a person from another country, as well as individuals who are planning to remain in Europe for the foreseeable future may also want to become citizens of European country.

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 Planning for the Brexit Impact on Businesses

With the dawning of a new age, that of the separation of the UK from the EU and all that it entails, British businesses that depend on the European market must find ways of maintaining a foothold in Europe.

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 Beating Forex and Binary Options Fraudsters

Financial fraud, in general, is expanding at a great rate with forex and binary options frauds, in particular, gaining ground globally. Many hundreds of people around the world are targeted each day.

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 Spanish Citizenship: British Ex-pats in Spain May Face an Unforeseen Choice

[UK Prime Minister] Theresa May has finally triggered Article 50 which officially opens the way for formal Brexit talks. The uncertainty that surrounds this whole issue has left the British ex-pats in Europe facing unforeseen challenges. Brexit changes their position completely and they face momentous choices, whether to stay put and hope they can ride it out or become European citizens or come home.

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 UK's Supreme Court Finds for Solicitors' Insurer for Aggregated Claims

London 22 March 2017 - In a significant decision, the English Supreme Court today set aside a decision of the Court of Appeal and has given judgment in AIG Europe Limited v OC320301 LLP and Ors [2016] and found that the investors’ claims fell within the ‘series of related matters or transactions' definition contained in Clause 2.5 (a) (iv) of the minimum terms and conditions (MTC) laid down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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 Wills Must Be Respected in UK, as the Supreme Court Ruling on the Challenge by Heather Ilott Reminds Us

The well documented case of Heather Ilott and her attempt to overturn her Mother’s will appears to have come to an end with the Supreme Court ruling that, whilst she may have be granted some money from her Mother’s estate, it is a far smaller sum than the Court of Appeal awarded.

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 Investors to Recover their Funds from OptionRally Financial Services Limited

It is no surprise with such complex and confusing financial regulations throughout Europe relating to financial activities that the consumer can easily be duped into believing that an investment broker is legitimate and adequately regulated, only to find that a smoke screen has been thrown up by a fraudulent broker.

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 The Spanish Supreme Court Has Upheld the Rights of Home Buyers

This striking recognition obliges the Spanish banks to return the money anticipated by the clients who have purchased houses that were not constructed or delivered.

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 Giambrone versus Banc de Binary and Options FM Group

Giambrone launches two Class Actions and Regulatory Complaints against Banc de Binary and Options FM Group.

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 Divorce in the English Courts for Foreign Nationals

Each year there are 24,000 divorces heard in the courts in England and Wales which involve a foreign national. Divorce in England and Wales is often considered more favourable to women as it favours the weaker party in the divorce which is frequently the wife due to having either no income or a smaller income compared to her husband. However, not in every case.

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 Property Purchasing in Italy for Foreign Citizens: a guide to property buying and selling

Despite the fluctuations in the markets across Europe in recent years, statistics suggest that there is an increase in investment in the Italian real estate market on the part of foreign investors.  Italy has always had a powerful charm, enticing people to its shores from all over the globe.  The lure of the wonderful climate, unique history and culture, not to mention the fabulous cuisine and wines, all combine to make Italy a superb choice for a holiday or retirement property.   

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 Moving Your Business Forward with a Cross-Border Merger in the EU

During the course of 2016 there were approximately 144 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) of UK businesses by foreign companies and around 104 mergers and acquisitions by UK companies of foreign businesses. A merger or acquisition frequently provides the dominant partner with increased traction and market share in its industry sector.

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 The Perplexing Problem of Who Can Stay and Who Must Go When Brexit Bites

There are fears in Brussels that the UK immigration system will be unable to define who has the right to stay and who must leave when Brexit finally bites. There is no means of tracking EU nationals when they enter or leave the UK. There is a very real fear that EU nationals living in the UK legally will be left in a chaotic no man’s land as for some people there will be no way of demonstrating the validity of their right to live in the UK.

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 Religious Discrimination at the Place of Work: A Comparison of the Italian and British Systems

Following to a recent judgement of the British Courts, relating to a Sardinian citizen, residing and employed in London, who wished to participate in the most important religious festival of Sassari (Sardinia), questions have arose in relation to workers’ protection against religious discrimination at the place of work.

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 Italy Implements a New Directive Relating to the Transfer of Workers between Countries

With the Legislative Decree 136/2016 which implements the “Enforcement” Directive (2014/67/UE) Italy strengthens the rights and protections afforded to workers posted between Member States and elsewhere relating to their terms of employment, remuneration and working conditions.

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 All Is Not Lost if You Have Been Scammed by a Fraudulent Broker

The rising level of investment scams poses a major threat to the financial security of many individuals. The speed with which the fraudsters operate and the methods they employ leaves little time for the target to question the proposition or recognise that it is a scam until it is too late.

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 Infringement: Choose Your Words Carefully in the UK

Competitor pay per click campaigns where a company bids for the name of a rival in the hope that a customer or client who searches for a particular company will not notice when a similar company, rather than the company they selected, appears in the search suggestions. This practice has always been regarded as a little underhand.

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 Take Action if Your Holiday Has Been Ruined by Avoidable Illness

There can be few holiday experiences more upsetting than having your holiday ruined by illness. Many people look forward to a holiday of a lifetime, perhaps a luxury cruise or a trip to an exotic or far flung destination costing a consider able amount of money, only to find that the only thing they see is the hotel bedroom, cabin or worse still foreign hospital ward.

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 Acquisition of Italian Citizenship by Marriage to an Italian Citizen

According to Italian law, it is not correct to state that a person born by Italian parents needs to apply to obtain citizenship because such person simply has to claim his right to become a citizen, because he has always been one. Italian citizenship is not determined by where the applicant was born but rather by family members who are citizens of the nation. Italy is one of the only countries in Europe with laws that allow for citizenship through blood that can go back many generations

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 Banc de Binary Is Shutting Down its Binary Options Operations

Further to the recent announcement that our Binary Options litigation team had confirmed a new partnership with a global finance firm focused on litigation funding to finance the increasing number of litigation cases relating to the forex and binary option sectors, we have now received confirmation that Banc De Binary will be closing its operations worldwide.

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 Non-resident Beneficiaries of Spanish Assets Have the Opportunity to Apply for a Tax Refund

If you were a beneficiary of someone who left assets in Spain but you were not yourself a resident of Spain you may have paid a higher rate of inheritance tax and may be due a refund since a ruling in the European Court of Justice in September 2014 which decided that the difference applied between residents and non-residents with regard to the application of inheritance tax and gift tax was discriminatory. The Spanish legislator has therefore been obliged to amend the inheritance tax law.

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 Germany Considers Negotiation of EU Trade Deals between the EU and the UK Will Exceed Two Years

As reported by German officials, a trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom may require more than two years to be negotiated. A cautious optimism can however be perceived in regards to the issue of citizens’ rights. “A post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom is very unlikely to be concluded within the time scale of two years”, said Stephan Mayer, the home affairs spokesman for Angela Merkel’s party.

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 The UK Supreme Court Ruling Today Will Help to Clarify the Grounds for Inheritance Challenges of Adult Children

The Supreme Court ruling, expected today, in the case brought by Heather Ilott following her exclusion from her mother Melita Jackson’s will should assist in clarifying the law relating to the grounds on which family members who are excluded from an inheritance can overturn a will.

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 UK to Face More Red Tape in Post-Brexit Scenario

The UK is expected to face additional legal challenges in relation to its permanence in the single market in a post-Brexit scenario, as reported by Open Britain (a cross-party campaign for the best deal with Europe).

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 Potential for British Children to Be Forced into Care as a Result of Brexit

An alarming consequence of the Brexit vote became apparent during the recent legal challenge at the High Court aimed at forcing the British prime minister, Theresa May, to acquire the explicit approval of Parliament before triggering Article 50.

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 Civil Partnership versus Marriage in Britain

It is probable that when the British government sanctioned marriage for same sex partners and enshrined the decision in the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 they undoubtedly thought they had squared the circle of discrimination as far as equality for all life partnerships was concerned.

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 British Ministry of Justice Acts to Protect Children of Divorcing Couples in Cross-border Separations and Divorce

An important decision was announced yesterday by Sir Oliver Heald, the justice minister in the British government, it has been decided that it is in the UK’s best interests to accept and opt into a proposal made by the European Commission to repeal and update the legal mechanism, known as the Brussels 11A regulation, which assists separating and divorcing couples settle disputes relating to both the custody of their children and their divorce when more than one country is involved.

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Q. Do you foresee extradition proceedings to bring Amanda Knox from America, back to Italy?

A. Hi, Colin. Well, this is a difficult question because from a legal point of view we must remember that Amanda Knox is still an innocent person because in the Italian judicial system, everyone is deemed to be innocent until the three steps of the appeals procedure are completed so assuming that the Corte Cassazione, the High Court will uphold the judgement, it is questionable whether she would return to Italy but in my opinion, she would not come back to Italy.

Q. Is it right to say, Gabriele, there is only one, or are there more appeal steps left?

A. Yes, that’s right, there is one more appeal. The lawyers for Raffaele Sollecito have already announced that they are preparing an appeal. The final appeal will be to the Corte Cassazione, which is the Italian Supreme Court, which can only look at matters of law and not at issues of fact, so any possibility of appeal would only turn on whether any legal arguments could be put forward, but the findings, the facts as such, have already been established by the Court of Appeal and so no longer can be put into debate.

Q. Yeah, and who would make that final decision, Gabriele, in terms of whether…I mean, assuming that that final court upholds the conviction? Would it be a politician or would it be a judge who would make that final decision to say, “OK, we now want to send the papers to America and we are seeking the extradition of this woman” because obviously, to some degree, the story is politically loaded -- lots of media attention – whose decision would it be?

A. Ah, no, no, no. We have a very clear distinction between the political system and the judicial powers here in Italy so it would be a judicial decision. What would happen is that effectively, if Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito were found guilty at the third step of the appeal, then there would be an order for Amanda Knox to be extradited and what may happen I presume, is that her American lawyers would argue that under American law, she should not be brought back to Italy under the principle of “double jeopardy.”

Q. And in terms of extradition proceedings between America and Italy, how well used is that treaty?

A. Well, the treaty has been used and it’s fair to say there is a good cooperation between the two countries, however it is also fair to say that the American authorities are very protective and they interpreted the treaty perhaps to protect their own citizens, so whether from a factual point of view, it is my own personal view that she would return to Italy, I think the chances are very low. From an Italian legal point of view, the judgements of the Court of Appeal in Perugia – the acquittal judgement – has been annulled as though it never existed which means it doesn’t have any legal standing, therefore it is wrong to say Amanda Knox was found not guilty so there is no double jeopardy as such. There is one judgement, which is the judgement of the Court of Appeal in Florence. She has been found guilty and therefore under Italian principles, we have no doubt that she should be extradited. Whether she will come to Italy is a separate matter.

Q. Gabriele Giambrone, as Managing Partner of Giambrone Law, who are an anglo-Italian law firm, Gabriele, thanks very much indeed.
A. (nods thanks)

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