Starting a Business in Italy [Book Review]

2013-07-18T16:20:32+01:00By |Books|

This is my first book review and - guess what? - it's about one of my potential competitor (joking). Starting a Business in Italy by Emma Bird and Mario Berri is the first book I bought on Amazon.com when I started my own firm. I like to scout what other authors say about doing business [...]

Italian Limited Liability Partnership (SAS)

2013-07-18T16:24:21+01:00By |Start a Business|

I have read quite often on the internet about a mighty Italian Limited Liability Partnership (S.A.S. or Società in Accomandita Semplice). Well, that's wrong. An Italian Limited Partnership has NO Limited Liability at All. The managing partners of an Italian Partnership (SAS) have full liability, and they guarantee the debt of the company with all [...]

Italian Joint Stock Company (SpA)

2013-07-18T16:29:27+01:00By |Start a Business|

The SpA is the most prestigious company in Italy, similar to the PLC in UK and the public corporation in USA. If your business requires trust more than usual, or you need to work with significant letter of credits or loans, you should probably start your Italian venture with a SPA. Another common reason to [...]

Corporate resolutions in Italy

2013-07-18T16:30:29+01:00By |Certificate & Apostille|

You can be quite amazed but it's true: any corporate resolution in Italy should be written or printed on two old fashion corporate books: the Book of the Shareholders and the Book of the Directors. They should be prepared immediately after the company incorporation and sealed by a notary public or the Chamber of Commerce. [...]

10 Business Dining Tips for Italy

2013-07-08T02:17:39+01:00By |Business Culture|

Quite some time ago I found a list of 10 business dining tips on the web. I can't remember the website - if anybody knows please contact me - but I took notes and I would like to share the 10 tips with you with my personal comment. Eventually you can find it helpful, especially [...]

Representative Office Italy (UR)

2013-07-18T16:40:23+01:00By |Start a Business|

An Italian representative office "Ufficio di Rappresentanza" follows the usual international rules, however there are a few local insides that you should known. Like in any other country, a representative office provides a presence in Italy, to promote your company and your products. The key word is "promotion" not "trading". Your representative office CANNOT send [...]

How to: Open a Restaurant in Italy

2013-07-18T16:44:27+01:00By |How-to Italy|

Stefano here. Today I am going to introduce the first guest post and my colleague Monica. She’s manage the start up of a very successful restaurant franchising in Italy, now expanding all around Europe. Monica is an engineer by training, a financial officer by experience and an heavy fighter when it comes to deal with [...]

Italian Limited Liability Company (SRL)

2013-07-18T16:48:15+01:00By |Start a Business|

My very first article on Italian companies is not surprisingly about the S.R.L., the Italian Limited Liability Company or - in Italian - Società a Responsabilità Limitata. This is the most popular tool among foreign investors. If your business doesn't require a specific type of company, you will probably start your Italian venture with an [...]

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