November 1, 2011, 12:28 am
Lawyers in Italy are entitled to practice legal profession all over the country, no matter where they passed the bar exam. A lawyer in Italy must be aware of the professional code of conduct in order not to break its rules. Attorneys in Italy are divided into ordinary lawyers and lawyers qualified to plead in the Court of Cassation. Professional associations in Italy have to make sure their members are aware of the professional rules and supervise their activity. Foreign lawyers can practice in Italy only if the title obtained in their country is recognised under the Italian law. An Italian attorney is not subject to any regional practice restriction in Italy. Italian lawyers should register with the Law Society in Italy in order to act as a professional legal representative.
A lawyer in Italy must have an undergraduate law degree or Laurea in Scienze Giuridiche of three years and a graduate law degree which entitles him to be a Dottore Magistrale in Giurisprudenza. After finishing law school, a candidate for a lawyer in Italy must go through a period of training and apprenticeship of two years. Last but not least, the future lawyer in Italy must pass the professional state exam in order to become an Avvocato. This examination is organised by the Ministry of Justice and it is held every year. Foreign lawyers may also practice legal profession in Italy as long as they come from a European member state. The original titles from their country are also available in Italy. In order to gain the Italian title of Avvocato, a foreign lawyer must either pass an aptitude test or make proof of having worked for at least three years as a resident lawyer in Italy.
Forms of practice
Italian attorneys may choose to practice legal profession in Italy in a law firm. Law firms in Italy must be comprised of at least one Italian solicitor, which is an Italian attorney with right to represent clients in court. A lawyer in Italy can only provide legal services in Italy if he is registered in the Italian Law Society.
A lawyer in Italy can assist clients with legal issues located anywhere in the country. Italian attorneys deal with inheritance, property purchases and sales, company incorporation, debt collection, agency agreement, as well as other legal matters concerning international law. Some lawyers in Italy are also allowed to represent clients in court.
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STEPS FOR COMPANY FORMATION IN ITALY
1) Upon deciding to form a company in Italy, the client must provide a name for the future company and also details on the shareholding structure. The registration of an Italian co ... [More]