the article moves from a recent judgment issued by the Court of Cassation, concerning derivative contracts and their impact on the Italian legal system. In arguing its decision, the Court of Cassation utilizes the concept of consideration (causa), but the outcome does not persuade definitely. So, the judgment gives reasons for reflecting on the concept of consideration (causa) and its potential applications in the Italian law, also in the light of its relationships with other legal systems, where these contracts are widely known
Ancora sulla causa del contratto; un istituto da adoperare con cura / Nervi, Andrea. - In: JUS. - ISSN 0022-6955. - 2022:1-2(2022), pp. 73-94.