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Miriam Allena

Miriam Allena is an of counsel in the Milan office and part of the Public Law, Environmental Law, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Law and Real Estate Team. Since joining the Firm in 2019, Miriam has acted on a number of complex, high value cross-border and domestic cases, with a focus on public procurement, environmental law and competition law issues. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Administrative Law at Bocconi University of Milan and in 2018 was unanimously declared as Full Professor of Administrative Law by the competent Italian national scientific committee. At Bocconi University Miriam teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Public Procurement Law and ESG Law. Since 2016 she has been teaching at the Bocconi Master in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility (MaGER, now Master in Sustainability and Energy Management, MASEM) which in 2019 was ranked 1st worldwide Master in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management. Miriam is often invited as a speaker in congresses and seminars in Italy and abroad. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, she was Visiting Scholar in the following main Universities: Berkeley Law School (January-August 2019), University of Oxford, UK (various periods of research between 2015 and 2019), Trinity College of Dublin (2013 and 2020), New York University (2011) Reading University, UK (2011), Université de Bordeaux (2009).

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“Semplificazioni” Decree-bis (Law Decree No. 77 of 31 May 2021) was converted into Law No. 108 of 29 July 2021.Upon conversion into law, the text of the Decree was subject to further amendments and adjustments. The most significant changes regarding public contracts, environment, renewable energy, town planning and construction, and administrative procedures are set forth in this article.

To face the extraordinary emergency situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the Civil Protection Department issued Ordinances No. 630 of 3 February 2020 and No. 639 of 25 February 2020, introducing a discipline that overall derogates from the ordinary procurement discipline pursuant to the Italian Public Procurement Code (Leg. Decree No. 50/2016).

Subsequently, Law Decree No. 18/2020 of 23 March 2020 (“Cura Italia Decree”), converted into Law No. 27/2020 of 24 April 2020, setting out measures to strengthen the National Health Service and provide economic support for households, workers and firms in connection with the COVID-19 emergency, has introduced further extraordinary measures in the area of public procurement.