Italian legislation on mediation

15-04-2011

This report analyses the Italian legislation transposing Directive 2008/52/EC on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters. The Italian legislator has gone further than the requirements of the Directive: the possibility of using mediation is not restricted solely to cross-border disputes but applies to all disputes concerning alienable rights in civil and commercial matters. For certain disputes, mediation is a condition of admissibility of civil proceedings. The mediation service is run by public and private bodies supervised by the Ministry of Justice.

This report analyses the Italian legislation transposing Directive 2008/52/EC on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters. The Italian legislator has gone further than the requirements of the Directive: the possibility of using mediation is not restricted solely to cross-border disputes but applies to all disputes concerning alienable rights in civil and commercial matters. For certain disputes, mediation is a condition of admissibility of civil proceedings. The mediation service is run by public and private bodies supervised by the Ministry of Justice.

Vanjski autor

Augusta Iannini (Head of Legislative Office, Italian Ministry of Justice, Roma, Italy)