Our corporate and commercial lawyers provides legal advice, practical guidance and assistance on doing business in Italy. We assist foreign companies to establish a business presence in Italy, including legal advice, documentation guidance and practical assistance for incorporation and registration in Italy. As an additional service, we provide legal advice and practical assistance on immigration matters for entrepreneurs intending to set up or invest in a business or an innovative startup, to obtain a permit which allows them to work and live in Italy. We provide assistances for foreign companies also with commercial matters, including negotiations, drafting and review of contracts and agreements associated with commercial activities in Italy. Furthermore, we assist our client on real estate transactions from preliminary negotiations to the closing, of any kind of real estate properties both residential and commercial/industrial.
As an additional service, our team can conduct an preliminary due diligence research on Italian corporate on its financial situation and current operating conditions, to help foreign companies to have a thorough understanding of their Italian suppliers, agents or distributors, or business partners.
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We can assist foreign companies in structuring and establishing business presence in Italy. Our service includes legal advice, drafting deed of incorporation and other necessary documentations, providing guidance and practical assistance for company registration in Italy. Here below some common types of companies in Italy which we can assist:
Public Limited Companies by Shares (Società per Azioni, S.p.A) is the most common business form for companies with significant investments. Registered capital must be more than € 50,000.00. The bylaws can provide for different types of shares.
Any material decision regarding the company must be approved by the shareholders’ meeting, which must be convened at least once a year to approve the company’s financials.
Foreign investors wishing to set up a business in Italy may start by establishing a limited liability company (società a responsabilità limitata, S.r.l.). It is a Limited Liability Entity which benefits of a complete limitation of liability of the quota holders for company obligations.
It has lower capital requirements (minimum registered capital is € 10,000.00) and quota-holders have more freedom in setting up the rules for its functioning, management and organization.Read more >
Benefit corporations (Società Benefit, S.B.) are for-profit companies that – in addition, to maximize shareholder’s value and profits – undertake to expand their purpose to explicitly include the creation of public benefit and the commitment to carry out their activities in a responsible, sustainable and transparent way, in favor of persons, communities, and environment.Read more >
Subsidiary company(Sede Secondaria) is understood as the company whose full or partial controlling interest is held by another company.
Branch(Filiale) implies an establishment set up to by parent company, to perform the same business operations, at different location.
Representative office (Ufficio di Rappresentanza) is the simplest business structure available to a foreign company to establish a presence in Italy.
Foreign companies often use a Representative Office to conduct market research before making a decision to establish a branch or a subsidiary. Rep Office cannot execute commercial or financial transactions of any kind; nor can it act as an agent or distributor of a foreign company.Read more >
As an add-on to our incorporation and registration service, we provide legal advice and practical assistance on immigration matters for entrepreneurs intending to set up or invest in a business or an innovative startup, to obtain a permit which allows them to work and live in Italy.
The “start-up visa” is aimed to non-EU nationals intending to set up an innovative start-up business (companies must meet the conditions set forth by law 221/2012) or to join an already established startup Company.Read more >
With few exceptions, Italy allows foreigners to register a new ordinary company entirely owned by foreign individuals or companies. If the company is adequately funded, it can hire immediately non- EU highly skilled workers, without need of hiring a certain number of local workers.Read more >
We can provide assistances for foreign companies on drafting and review of contracts and agreements associated with commercial activities in Italy. We also provide legal assistance with negotiations with Italian suppliers, agents or distributors, or resolving commercial disputes.
We assist our client on real estate transactions from preliminary negotiations to the closing, of any kind of real estate properties both residential and commercial/industrial.
As a general rule, Italian law permits the purchase of real estate by foreigners. However, can be a few exceptions for foreigners coming from “sensitive” countries or countries that do not grant reciprocity rights to Italian citizens, which shall be examined on a case-by-case basis.Read more >
Our team can proceed an preliminary due diligence research on Italian corporate on its financial situation and current operating conditions, to help foreign companies to have a thorough understanding of their Italian suppliers, agents or distributors, or business partners.
Mazzeschi S.r.l. | Operazione/Progetto finanziato nel quadro del POR FESR Toscana 2014-2020
Il progetto ITACA (ITaly Attract ChinA) è un investimento nei paesi/mercati a lingua cinese, in particolare Taiwan con l’obiettivo di accrescere le quote di mercato dell'azienda. Tramite ITACA la Mazzeschi Srl ha aperto un ufficio a Taiwan con assunzione di personale di lingua cinese, creato un sito internet in lingua cinese e partecipato a fiere e varie attività di promozione a Taiwan.
Mazzeschi S.r.l. | Project co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020
The ITACA project (ITaly Attract ChinA) is a fund to invest in Chinese-speaking countries/markets, in particular Taiwan with the aim of increasing the company's market shares. With the help of ITACA project, Mazzeschi Srl has opened an office in Taiwan and has hired a Chinese-speaking staff, created a Chinese website and participated in fairs and various promotional activities in Taiwan.