The Italian Republic is a unitary parliamentary republic. It covers an area of 301,338 sq kms and with 61 million inhabitants it is the fourth most populous EU member state. Italy is located in the Mediterranean Sea and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and the Vatican City.
Italy is a founding member of the EU. The country is a member of numerous international organisations, including the UN, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE and the WTO.
Italian law is a civil law system based on Roman law, and on French Napoleonic law.
The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics: Proposed European Convention on the profession of lawyer
Use the European e-justice portal to find or identify lawyers from the EU and the EEA
An overview of the UK legal service sector in the current European market place and potential changes post-Brexit
Find out more about the overlooked problem related to inheritance laws of Germany, France and many other European countries
The role of solicitors: a practical comparison with the Italian Legal System and opportunities for Italian Lawyers
The Law Society is hosting Minister Andrea Orlando on Monday 13 July to discuss the reform of the Italian civil justice system.