Contribution to LexisNexis: Doing Business in Italy

Jul 03, 2023

Attorney Marco Mazzeschi together with Sara Bocci and Yuu Shibata, wrote a comprehensive Practice Note on “Doing Business in Italy” for Lexis®PSL.

Attorney Mazzeschi has been writing for Lexis®PSL since 2018, and since then, he and his team have been updating the Practice Note on “Doing Business in Italy” on a yearly basis.

This Practice Note sets out the key legal and commercial considerations for a business when commencing business operations in Italy, and it covers the following points:

Doing business in: Italy

  • Introduction
  • Business environment
  • Establishing a presence
  • Procedure for incorporation
  • Enrolment with the Companies Register
  • Legal nature of a subsidiary
  • Financing a company
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy procedures
  • Purchase of real estate assets
  • Opening a bank account
  • Utilising office space
  • Immigration controls
  • Contracting with third parties
  • Labour laws
  • Taxation overview—financial and tax incentives
  • Direct Taxes
  • Indirect Taxes
  • Withholding Taxes
  • Taxes on real estate transfer
  • Income and Property tax (yearly)
  • Financial and tax incentives
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Competition and merger controls
  • Consumer protection
  • Privacy—Treatment of data in Italy (including EU countries) and outside the EU
  • Money Laundering Provisions
  • Protecting key assets and employees
  • Useful links

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