A Abrogazione [Repeal] : the ceasing of a legal norm or a legislative act’s enforceability. The repeal can be expressed (by an explicit statement of legislator) or implied (because of inconsistency with subsequent law). Moreover it can be a consequence of referendum or due to intrinsic causes (special laws issued for a limited period or in particular […]
The Italian Legal System European legal systems have various origins, but in particular, they have descended from classical Roman Law, which became with time “jus civile ”, and can be distinguished in many ways from the “Common Law”. The Italian legal order has two fundamental origins, “jus privatorum ” and “ jus publicum ”; this traditional division […]
I’ve recently been translating a contract for a Swiss national, public company and found that my familiarity with Swiss law wasn’t quite as in-depth as is the case with Italian law. The project meant checking a number of Articles within the Swiss Civil Code (Codice civile svizzero), and the Swiss Code of Obligations. The comparison […]
Lawyer-linguists have grown in demand in recent years as companies, law firms and institutions realise their value. Translex Italian for example, regularly translates for the European Commission and law firms in Italy and across Europe. However, the role is not always widely understood, and this video produced by the European Parliament explains it in greater detail.