How to Choose a Company Name in Italy

2013-07-18T15:20:18+01:00By |How-to Italy|

Good news for the new business in Italy. You can choose any the name you want, even the name of an existing company. In many countries, such as England where I am also registered lawyer, you can’t call your business with the same name of an existing company, to avoid confusion and fraud. This is [...]

Sole Trader Italy

2013-07-18T15:28:11+01:00By |Start a Business|

Setting up as a sole trader is one of the most popular way to start a business in Italy, and it’s still quite common because it’s easy and cheap. Sole trader registration is straightforward, accountancy is simpler than a limited company, and you can use part of the money in the bank account for your [...]

Subsidiary in Italy

2013-07-18T15:41:34+01:00By |Start a Business|

Subsidiary is a general name for every Italian company owned by a foreign company. If your foreign company setup an Italian limited company (SRL) or an Italian joint stock company (SPA) or an Italian partnership (SAS) or any other form of company, these companies are all called "subsidiaries". In short a Subsidiary is not a [...]

Template Invoice for Sales in Italy

2013-07-18T15:50:58+01:00By |Template|

Every time we help a foreign client to start a business in Italy, we get a call from the very same client after 2-4 weeks asking a template invoice or complaining that their first invoice was rejected by their customer. I guess that many foreign entrepreneurs working in Italy have the same issue, if you [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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