As Italy’s unseasonably hot summer drags on, the country’s legal community is also grappling with stormy weather: the aftereffects of the surprise resignation of Prime Minister Mario Draghi in July and the fall of his centrist government, lawyers have told International.

Draghi, the widely respected former president of the European Central Bank who was appointed to lead the Italian government in September 2021, is credited with restoring confidence in world markets about the strength and stability of Italy’s economy.