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A new Covid19 related decree was enacted on April 1, 2020, that extended a number of measures aimed at preventing the spread of CoVid19 until April 13, 2020.

Under this new decree, all currently suspended commercial and industrial manufacturing activities (click here for more details) will remain closed until April 13, 2020.

Note that the following exceptions apply to the mentioned suspension:

  • business activity that is specifically authorized to remain open: the updated list can be found here;
  • production chains and “functional” activities, provided that the company has notified the local governmental office (Prefettura) that it will remain open;
  • essential public services;
  • production, transportation, marketing and delivery of drugs, health technology and medical-surgical devices as well as agricultural and food products or any other activity needed to deal with the Covid19 emergency;
  • continuous cycle plants, provided that the company has notified the local governmental office (Prefettura) that it will remain open;
  • aerospace and activities related to public security, as well as other strategic activities for the economy, provided that the company has obtained an authorization from the local governmental office (Prefettura) to remain open.

Massimiliano (Max) Biolchini joined Baker McKenzie in January 1999. He became a local partner in the Milan office in 2004 and was elected partner in 2011. He is the Head of the Italian Employment Law Practice and is member of the Steering Committee of the EMEA Employment Practice Group. He advises clients on all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly contributes to the employment section of the prestigious Italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.


Uberto Percivalle is a partner in the Firm’s Milan office, where he has practiced since 1990. He focuses on employment law.


Antonio Luigi Vicoli is counsel in the Employment & Compensation Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Italian offices. He is a multilingual lawyer with English proficiency. Antonio is professionally qualified under the laws of Italy and admitted to practice in Italy, enrolled with the Lawyers’ Bar of Milan.