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 [...]

Italian Ready Made Company

2013-03-20T09:05:05+00:00By |Start a Business|

From the very moment my firm open the doors in 2005, I was regularly asked if Italy allows shelf companies. If you are not familiar with the term, a 'shelf company' or 'ready made company' is a company incorporated by a firm without a client. The company is then archived (thus "put on a shelf") [...]

Italian Light Branch

2013-07-18T15:56:41+01:00By |Start a Business|

A Light Branch is an excellent choice for any business which want to expand into Italy, but want to avoid all the costs associated with incorporating a new subsidiary. A Light Branch has all the capabilities of a Representative Office; It has a company number and it is duly registered at the Chamber of Commerce [...]

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 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. [...]

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 [...]

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