Marco Lantelme assesses the implications of Italy’s reforms of the Alternative Dispute Resolution.

On 25 November 2021, the Italian Parliament approved Delegation Law No. 1162/2021 concerning the efficiency of civil proceedings, the revision of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and urgent measures in order to rationalise rights and enforcement procedures for families and people.

Its main objective is to comply with the recommendations issued by the European Commission and the European Council in 2018, wherein Article 2 entails Italy should “reduce the duration of civil proceedings, while ensuring compliance with procedural law.” According to figures from the Court of Cassation, civil law proceedings in Italy last on average for 1,800 days. A 40 per cent reduction within five years is expected to be achieved...

Marco Lantelme
BSVA Studio Legale Associato

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