Operating in Italy

Operating in Italy

Doing business and navigating the Italian business jungle Italian is objectively difficult. It is difficult for Italian operators, let alone a foreign operator. Let us have a look at some of the critical points of the Italian system. Whatever the nature of the business you are wanting to develop, in Italy it is essential to be assisted by a team of Italian professionals, first and foremost a qualified law firm. The first criticism of the Italian system is the excessive number of laws, which at times are also partly in opposition to one another, like a tangled skein. We need therefore, above all to understand , what laws apply to our needs; not to mention the European legislation that is little known by many professionals and Italian Judges.
The second issue is Italian bureaucracy, which is slow and has the ability to complicate even simple things. The third criticism is the Italian justice system with its serious inefficiencies and which is time-consuming, with its inability to give short term rulings; imagine the difficulties companies have in recovering debts when those that owe them money are playing this system. The criticism brought about by having to tread carefully when entering into a dispute and avoiding controversy when requiring the assistance of a courts (a current example, the attempt by Etihad to establish a partnership with Alitalia). Fourth criticism is the criminality that could possibly harm your company’s assets, including common crime, organized crime, especially in some regions of Italy, and corrupt public administration that make illegal demands for money or other benefits.
Of course, Italy is unique and extraordinary in many aspects, however, it is to be “tasted” with due caution.
An Italian Law Firm – with experience and knowledge of the Italian system – is the right tool to have To “accompany” your company by means of qualified support to the economic success you envisage for your project and to avoid pitfalls with considerable loss of money.




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