The Italian Antitrust Authority's New Powers

Law360, New York (February 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- On Sept. 21, 2007, the Italian Antitrust Authority (the "Authority" or "IAA") was given additional powers to curb unfair commercial practices and misleading advertising. The Authority has now been empowered to act ex officio without the express request of consumers and/or public entities.[1]

Unfair Commercial Practices

Scope of Application. In general terms, a commercial practice is unfair if it is contrary to the requirements of professional diligence and materially distorts, or is likely to materially distort, the economic behavior of consumers in their choice of a...
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