In addition to having some of the world’s most iconic and prestigious brands, Italy has an open policy to foreign investment of any kind, despite some business sectors being more favored than others. The tourism, food, agriculture, manufacturing, and real estate sectors are among those with the most foreign investments.
Registering your Italian Business
The Italian government has given foreign companies certain incentives to invest in the country or locate their businesses in certain designated areas.
And one of the first things you will need to do is register your business.
Limited Liability Company
Limited liability companies can take one of two forms prescribed by Italian law:
S.r.l. Societa responsabilita limitata – This is a limited liability company
S.p.A. Societa per Azioni – This is a joint-stock company
S.r.l. and S.p.A. are both limited liability companies. The only difference is that an S.r.l.’s Deed of Incorporation includes a Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws.
Approximately 10,000 euros is the minimum capital requirement for an S.r.l.and 120,000 euros is the minimum requirement for an S.p.A. Prior to the Deed of Incorporation being finalized, at least 25% of the subscribed capital needs to be deposited at a bank in Italy.