Conflicts of Interests in Private and Public Law. A Survey.

By Angelo Lalli


In open societies, the opportunities for conflicts of interests are widespread within both private and public law. The finance sector is emblematic in this respect. Law encounters some difficulty in providing adequate remedies for the problem, especially in areas such as finance, in which interests are particularly strong. Conflicts are often managed, but usually are not eliminated. This issue raises questions of individual and collective ethics.