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Giacinto Zampetti

Giacinto Zampetti is an associate in Baker McKenzie Milan office.

On 18 March 2023, Legislative Decree No. 26 of 2023 implementing EU Directive 2019/2161 was published in the Italian Official Journal.
After a long implementation process, the legislative decree will enter into force on 2 April 2023, amending and integrating the text of Legislative Decree no. 206 of 2005.
The new rules are intended to strengthen consumer protection when contracting, especially online, with traders. The new rules are also intended to fully harmonize consumer protection rules at European level by introducing greater transparency and more effective sanctions with regard to unfair commercial practices, unfair terms and distance contracts.

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.