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Italian Trade Register

Italian Trade Register

Updated on Friday 22nd April 2016

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All companies incorporated in Italy must be registered with the local Trade Register which was reorganized in 1996, together with the Chamber of Commerce. Every local Trade Register in Italy has a regional jurisdiction and it is managed by the local Chamber of Commerce.
At the Trade Register, everyone may find information and details about the Italian companies. Another way to find out useful details about the Italian businesses is to require information from the European Business Register (EBR). If you are in Italy, you may access the EBR through the service called InfoCamere, which falls under the supervision of the Chamber of Commerce.
Any citizen or investor who needs information or legal and financial details on companies can present themselves at the local Chamber of Commerce or send a request to InfoCamere; our team of Italian lawyers can provide more details on the main documents available on companies with activities in Italy

Company incorporation process, established with the help of Italian lawyers 

Every newly formed company in Italy must be incorporated with the Trade Register. The entrepreneur or one of his representatives, who can be an Italian lawyer, must go to the Trade Register and submit a number of documents and an application for the registration procedure. At the Trade Register, an investor can receive the following types of details on the Italian companies:
The information is available for all types of companies, regardless of the business activity they carry out, under the rules and regulations of the Civil Code and of the Law 580/1993. 
When opening a company in Italy, the entrepreneur is required to prepare the articles of association, the list of shareholders, the address and name for the new company and other documents (depending on the type of company he chooses to set up in Italy).
The registration procedure lasts approximately one week and, at the end, the representative of the company will receive a registration certificate from the Trade Register and the economic activity of the new company may begin. Anytime when important changes occur in the structure of the company, its representatives must announce them to the local Trade Register by e-mail or at the local office. This is mandatory for changes related to the address of the company, type of company or directors; our team or Italian attorneys can assist foreign investors throughout this procedure. 

A network of over 100 offices in Italy 

The Italian Trade Register is responsible for supervising the legal functionality of the companies incorporated here. This entity has a wide network throughout the country, where more than a hundred offices are opened to the public. One of its major goals is to ensure transparency related to the economic activities of the Italian businesses
It also provides a clear image on the activities of companies operating in Italy. It is important to know that the following entities are required to register at a local Trade Register
consortia companies;
interest groups established within the European Union;
public entities carrying out commercial activities;
foreign companies with the headquarters established in Italy;
small businesses;
If you need more information about the Trade Register in Italy or you need legal assistance for setting up a company in Italy, you may contact our lawyers. Our Italian law firm handles the entire procedure of company incorporation and it provides additional services, such as the registration of a virtual office or accounting services for your newly registered company.


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