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Open a Company in Italy

Put your business on the pathway to success in Italy

Our corporate lawyers will guide you through the process step-by-step.

How Can A Lawyer Help Me with My Company Formation Plans?

The process of incorporating a company can be long and time-consuming. International businesses and entrepreneurs are often unaware of specific regulations set by the Italian Law or the Chamber of Commerce practices. This can lead to unforeseen hurdles and complications that delay your plans. This means impacting your market entry or even reducing your start-up capital.

In Italy, you can open a company in many ways. A qualified lawyer can lead that process to ensure that you head in the right direction. 

You will be guided through the company incorporation process whether it’s a Simplified Limited Private Company or an Innovative Startup Business. This makes the bureaucracy much simpler.

A legal professional has the knowledge and practical experience to make the process more affordable and more efficient.

The team at Lexidy LegalTech Boutique has years of experience working with clients from all over the world and their company formation needs. We regularly work with businesses of all sizes throughout the country’s economic centers to position new enterprises for success.

¨We will be with you each step of the journey.¨

 

How do I create a company in Italy?

The incorporation process differs depending on the type of entity being created. Limited companies, for example, are much simpler, more affordable and faster to create than public limited companies. There are also benefits for startups and innovative small and medium sized businesses, such as tax breaks.  

Even so, in most cases, some of the essential requirements to be met are: 

  • Checking the availability of the Company name with the Chamber of Commerce
  • Deciding the company governance structure
  • Preparing the company bylaws
  • Signing the company’s incorporation with a public notary
  • Registering the company with the Chamber of Commerce
  • Opening a bank account

What types of companies can we incorporate?

Company formation is the ideal way to grow or expand your business into Italy. Some businesses enter the country as a way to sell products or services to a new marketplace. Others use Italy as a springboard to launch operations in the European Union because of its close vicinity to France, Austria, Germany. It also has easy access to ports at Genoa and Venice.

Milan is the business center of Italy and attracts entrepreneurs. Business interactions are part of daily life for most of the city’s residents. Lexidy’s Milan office is right in the spot to help you achieve your goals in Italy.

Whatever your motivation or plans, there are many legal entities in Italy that can be used to position the business for success:

Company Representative Office:

This entity does not have independent legal personality, so the parent company is liable for its debts. However, unlike a Branch or Permanent Establishment, this entity doesn’t require regular accounting and VAT filings. It also doesn’t pay corporate income tax. This is ideal for exploring and researching the local market as well as creating a network of business contacts.

Company Branch:

Unlike a Representative Office, a Branch is considered as the same Legal entity as the foreign parent company. They are considered permanent establishments and taxed as such. The branch has fiscal obligations like submitting VAT and income tax returns with the Italian Tax Authorities.

Italian Incorporated Company:

Italy offers many different possibilities to incorporate a Company. The most common are Limited Liability Companies – which can be Private or Public companies – and Partnerships, where the liability of the partners is unlimited. The companies can also receive different fiscal treatments depending on their objectives. Italian companies can be, for example, beneficial  companies, or “società benefit” in Italian, when their objectives are to improve society or the environment.

 

SUBSIDIARY

BRANCH

REP. OFFICE

PRIVATE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (S.r.L.)

SIMPLIFIED LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

PUBLIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

(S.p.A)

PARTNERSHIP

Individual Legal Personality

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Minimum Share Capital

€10,000 € for an S.r.l or
€50,000 for a S.p.A.

€0

€0

€10,000

€1

€50,000

€0

Sign Up With the Commercial Register

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Is the Parent Company Liable?

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Accounting Bookkeeping

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Corporate Income Tax

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Social Security Contributions

Yes

Yes

Yes when hiring employees

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Our Story

We are a department formed by qualified legal experts who have been trained in the field of corporate law. We work on these requests every day and it’s our passion. For us, Lexidy is a way of life and what excites us the most is to be able to deliver the happiness and satisfaction of a successful process. We want to help you achieve your goals and dreams.

Ana Carolina Lourenço

Ana Carolina Lourenço

Lawyer

Vitória Galli

Lawyer

Maria Eduarda

Paralegal
Patricia Malhadas

Patrícia Malhadas

Lawyer

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