The ELI Italian Hub’s Conference on Class Action: the Italian Reform and European Perspectives


The ELI Italian Hub co-organised a conference on Class Action: The Italian Reform and European Perspectives on 17 and 18 October 2019 at the Department of Legal Science of the University of Florence.

Speakers included professors, lawyers, judges and stakeholders with experience in class action proceedings in Italy.  

The afternoon of 17 October was devoted to a thorough analysis of the Italian reform of class action, introduced with Law No 31/2019 scheduled to enter into force from April 2020. The morning of 18 October was opened by the Italian Minister of Justice, Alfonso Bonafede. Participants went on to analyse the notion of class action from the Italian perspective. The second morning session was devoted to comparative remarks from the US, UK, France and the European perspective. The afternoon session consisted of a lively and dynamic round table of representatives of consumers and business associations, plaintiff and defendant attorneys and an appellate judge, all of whom shared their insights and experience on class action proceedings.  

The organisers would like to thank the Fondazione Cesifin Alberto Predieri and the law firm Hogan Lovells for their sponsorship of the event.

More information is available in the agenda (in Italian).