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1. Introduction When entering into negotiations, the two parties involved naturally believe in the formation and conclusion of a valid agreement. However, sometimes one of the parties may enter into such an agreement under false pretences or without any intention to conclude the contract and, in the same way, creating valid expectations for the other party that such an agreement will come into effect. ...
I. The Context The BBA Libor rates garnered interest from The Wall Street Journal in 2008, which published a then controversial report on alleged fixing of the interest-rate submissions by the contributor banks in order to favour their own trading positions.[1] [2] The London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (Libor) is the inter-quartile average borrowing rate compiled everyday by the British Bankers Association ...

Magazine article - BLP - 2018/10

Ferrari Giuseppe Franco

The Contracts of Public Administrations


There is virtually no aspect of the theory of contracts that has escaped a careful analysis in comparative terms[1]. Some real masterpieces of comparative law literature have been composed in the effort of focusing this topic.[2] Such a fact is probably obvious: the idea of contract is pivotal to the evolution of all private law doctrines, from the theory of obligations to legitimation, capacity, ...
Il contributo propone una analisi dei nodi problematici che insistono sulla sorte degli asset che confluiscono nel patrimonio destinato all’esecuzione delle procedure di composizione della crisi d’impresa, laddove al vincolo di natura civilistica si cumuli quello penale derivante dall’esecuzione del sequestro preventivo prodromico alla confisca obbligatoria. Tale coabitazione di vincoli postula ...

Magazine article - BLP - 2014/4

Großhans Annemarie, Landi Niccolò

Arbitration Agreements: Written Form Requirements and New Means of Communication


1. Introduction The revolution in communications seen in the last two decades and the dramatic growth of the electronic commerce[1] have created an urgent need to reconsider the notion of the written agreement in light of the use of the new media.[2] In the arbitration context, the use of electronic information technology (e-mails, CDs, USB-sticks, videoconferencing, websites, Short Message Service ...

Magazine article - BLP - 2015/6

Tosi Emilio

E-commerce, Virtual Contracts and Consumers Protection Legal Issues


1. Internet and Virtual Spaces Evolution and Regulation: From the Ludic Phase of the Internet Through Later Commercialization Until the Recent Development of EU Digital Market (DSM) As is well known, Internet and virtual spaces’ nature shifted from the initial ludic phase to the later and mature commercialization phase, under which many virtual markets places developed and from which the recent ...

Magazine article - BLP - 2018/10

Schwarzenbacher Paul

Online Arbitration: A European and US Perspective


Transactions are concluded increasingly online nowadays. E-commerce has achieved a top-ranking in people’s everyday life and therefore needs a clear set of rules. The article describes both the advantages and disadvantages of online dispute resolution in B2C internet disputes. A recognizable problem with online arbitration is enforcing and recognizing the arbitration agreement and the arbitral award. ...
1. Introduction The proposed Arbitration Fairness Act («AFA» or «the Act») has been introduced in three different United States Congresses.[1] The intent of the Act is straightforward: it strives to restore what its supporters believe to be the original intent of the Federal Arbitration Act of 1925 («FAA») by invalidating and barring the enforcement of any predispute mandatory arbitration agreement ...

Magazine article - BLP - 2014/3

La fondazione europea

di Rossello Cristina


La fondazione europea L’adozione dell’istituto della Fondazione Europea consentirebbe di agire nei Paesi dell’Unione a favore dei temi di pubblica utilità, consentendo di assumere fonti di finanziamento fondamentali e mezzi per incrementare i fondi disponibili per tutti quei settori sociali che, nel momento della difficoltà economica e della crisi finanziaria protratta, sono stati fortemente ...
1. The Media’s Redundant Emphasis on Risks and the Elitist Specious Creation of Collective Worries In today's society—it has been affirmed authoritatively—security is only a social pretense and, as a consequence, the overcoming of risks is merely symbolic.[1] And, as a matter of fact, the role of the mass media follows this direction in an increasingly crucial way, especially through the ...