Professor Ferrari publishes paper on Italian Supreme Court’s decision recognizing a foreign punitive damages award

Professor Ferrari, the Center’s Director,  has just published a paper (in the Italian Rivista di diritto civile (2018), 280) on a decision by the Italian Supreme Court, rendered on 5 July 2017,  which for the first time ever recognized a US decision awarding punitive damages. In his paper, Professor Ferrari, an expert inter alia on European conflict of laws, compares the Italian decision with decisions rendered both in Germany and France and concludes that the Italian Supreme Court’s decision is basically in line with those of the Supreme Courts of Germany and France, even though the Italian Supreme Court expressly sets forth certain requirements for the recognition that prima facie are required neither under German nor under French case law.