Conversion into law of the Justice Decree

Published Date
Oct 18, 2023
What is new in the field of crimes pursuant to Legislative Decree 231, disturbed freedom of enchantment, environmental crimes and the practical implications for the Organisational Models of entities.

On 9 October 2023, the law converting Decree-Law No. 105 of 10 August 2023 (the Law), which – inter aliaintroduces significant changes in criminal matters, and Legislative Decree No. 231 of 8 June 2001 (Decree 231) was published in the Official Gazette.

What's new at a glance

Among the numerous innovations provided for by the Law in various sectors, it is worth mentioning the amendments to Articles 24 and 25-octies 1 of Decree 231, thus extending the range of predicate offences for which entities are liable, pursuant to Decree 231, with respect to: 

  • fraudulent transfer of values (Article 512-bis of the Criminal Code).
  • disturbed freedom of enchantment (Article 353 of the Criminal Code);
  • disturbed freedom to choose a contractor (353-bis of the Criminal Code); and

In addition, the Law provides for an increase in penalties for certain environmental crimes and extends the applicability of criminal confiscation pursuant to Article 240-bis of the Criminal Code and the accessory penalty of disqualification from public office and the inability to contract with the Public Administration in relation to further environmental crimes.


Conversion into law of the Justice Decree

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