With Law No. 108 of 5 August 2022 (converting Decree-Law No. 68 of 16 June 2022 into law, with amendments), the Italian government introduced a favorable regime for authorized car distributors that will have a major impact on the sector. The new legislation applies to all vertical relationships between the manufacturer or importer of vehicles and the authorized distributor for the sale of vehicles that have not yet been registered, as well as vehicles that have been registered by the authorized distributors for not more than six months and have not traveled more than 6,000 kilometers.
Andrea Cicala is a Partner in Baker McKenzie, Milan office.