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Company Formation and Related Services



Buying a European shelf company with VAT number

Whenever you need to start doing business immediately in a European country and you need a company with a VAT number, you don’t have to wait for the bureaucratic procedures.

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Partner Law Firms

We encourage you to contact our partner law firms in Bucharest: Rolegal and E&C, both part of our legal network.

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Tax Minimization Structures

BridgeWest is specialized in special corporate structures designed for tax minimization. No matter where you want to incorporate your company, you will need to consider how you can legally minimize costs.

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Lawyers in Italy


BridgeWest provides a wide range of legal services in Italy through our affiliated Italian lawyers and Law Firms in Rome, Milan and other major cities in Italy. We are mainly specialized in the main aspects of Italian Commercial Law, including Company Formation, Debt Collection, Commercial Disputes and Litigation, Italian Real Estate Law and certain areas of Intellectual Property Law (such as Trademark Registration for instance).

You can find some of our main areas of expertise below:

Company Formation in Italy

Our lawyers will provide  immediate assistance with company registration in Italy in matters like official registration, structure, financing, taxation, office registration. We handle both Italian Limited  Liability or Joint-Stock company formations.

Debt Collection in Italy

BridgeWest provides legal assistance for the recuperation of debts from Italian companies through pre-trial proceedings (official notifications to the debtor, negotiations etc.) as well as trial representation.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Italy

Mergers and Acquisitions as well other corporate restructuring on the Italian market.

Due Diligence in Italy

This refers to both corporate due diligence (performing certain verifications of Italian business partners for instance) as well as real estate due diligence (offering a verification of a real estate property to be purchased in Italy).

Taxation Advice and Planning in Italy

Advice on any Italian tax and taxation methods, planning for the minimization of taxes, taxes involved with ownership and transfer of real estate.

Articles on Law in Italy

Types of Italian Companies

Italy is a location preferred by foreign investors from all over the world, as the government offers investment incentives in certain areas. Those who wish to establish a company in Italy can choose from the following business entities in accordance to their requirements: Forming a General Partners ...

The Trade Register of Italy

The institution in charge with company registration in Italy is the Register of Enterprises of Italy, regulated by the Chamber of Commerce. Its main scope is to register different legal entities storing information into databases permanently accessible to the public. Providing a good communication b ...

Open Company Branch or Subsidiary in Italy

Foreign entrepreneurs, owners of companies who wish to expand their business investing in Italy often choose to open a company branch. This business type is regarded separately from the parent company. The parent company is fully liable for the liabilities of each branch it owns. The incorporation p ...

Shelf Company in Italy

A way to engage in business in Italy is acquiring a shelf company, and adjusting it. An Italian shelf company represents a quicker and more efficient way to start a company, as it is already established and registered in Italy with all required institutions. Therefore the time needed to start activi ...

Paying Taxes in Italy

1. What is the corporate tax in Italy? Italian Tax Law requires companies and individual entrepreneurs to pay a 27.5% corporate tax, which is a State Tax called IRES in Italy. In addition there is another tax, called IRAP which is a regional tax of 3, 9% bringing the total taxation amount at ...

Company Law in Italy

The main legislation that refers to all types of companies in Italy is the Italian Civil Code. In addition to that, companies are also regulated by the Legislative Decree 58/1998, also known as the Consolidated Financial Act. This act was subject to a reform in 2001 by the Law 366/2001. Also, Consob ...

Setting up a Limited Liability Company (SRL) in Italy

A limited liability company in Italy is known as a Societa a Responsabilita Limitata or SRL. This type of company is usually intended to meet the needs of a small business. Due to the company law reform, limited liability companies in Italy became rather flexible and easy to run. This is why this ty ...

Setting up a Joint Stock Company (SpA) in Italy

Joint stock corporations in Italy are known as Societa per azioni or SpA. The capital can be divided into several types of shares, such as related shares, redeemable shares, shares with limiting voting rights or shares offered to employees. The company law reform brought some changes in the governan ...

Lawyer in Italy

  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 qual ...

Italian Public Notary

The Italian public notaries are civil law public notaries who act as public officers with jurisdiction over voluntary private law. Their main activities are the authentication of documents. A public notary in Italy plays an official role in the Italian legal system. The first legal mentioning of pub ...

Power of Attorney in Italy

A power of attorney in Italy grants a person the right to represent another individual and act on behalf of their interest in all needed circumstances. If one cannot be present during negotiations of a transaction or for the signing of documents, it is necessary to appoint a third party that represe ...

Company Liquidation in Italy

BridgeWest handles all steps required for company liquidation in Italy. Please contact us via email or phone for appointing a liquidator to carry on the company dissolution, submitting the required application forms, dealing with the Court, closing the company's bank account or any other n ...

Open a Representative Office in Italy

Are there any special requirements for creating an Italian Representative Office? A representative office in Italy (known as “Ufficio di Rappresentanza”) is opened exclusively for promotional and research reasons by the foreign companies willing to open branches and perform economic act ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Italy

1. What is the minimum share capital of an Italian SRL (Limited Liability Company)? An Italian Limited Liability Company may be incorporated by one or more shareholders who must provide a minimum capital of EUR 10.000. Usually the shareholders' contributions are made in cash, unless the act of incor ...

Nominee Director in Italy

 The front person, or the nominee director,  is an entity, individual or corporate body, who acts as a non-executive director on the board of directors of a firm, in the name of another person or firm such as a major shareholder, a bank or a lender.  A resident in a tax haven is named ...

Set up a Company in Italy

Italy represents an interesting place to set up a new company due to the profitable environment for business development and to its well-organized business infrastructure. Italy is characterized as having a stable economy and most important, the state encourages foreign investment. The main economic ...

Meet us in Milan or Rome

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers and accountants in Milan and Rome, Italy. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Italy.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Italy.