Corporations and Partnerships in Italy, Third edition
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law of business formations in Italy provides quick and easy guidance on a variety of corporate and partnership considerations such as mergers, rights and duties of interested parties, stock exchange rules, labour laws, and takeovers. Lawyers who handle transnational business will appreciate the explanation of local variations in terminology and the distinctive concepts that determine practice and procedure.
A general introduction covering historical background, definitions, sources of law, and the effect of international private law is followed by a discussion of such aspects as types of formation, capital, shares, management, control, liquidation, mergers, takeovers, holding companies, subsidiaries, and taxation. Big companies, various types of smaller entities, and partnerships are all covered in turn. These details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.
Thorough yet practical, this convenient volume puts the information necessary for corporations to compete effectively at the user’s fingertips. An important and practical tool for business executives and their legal counsel interested in engaging in an international partnership or embarking on corporate expansion, this book will prove a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Italy will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative business law.
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List of Abbreviations (Italian and English)
Part I. Corporations
Chapter 1. The Società per Azioni (S.p.A.) (‘Public Company Limited by Shares’)
Chapter 2. The Società a Responsabilità Limitata (S.r.l.) (‘Limited Liability Company’)
Chapter 3. The Società in Accomandita per Azioni (S.A.p.A.) (‘Limited Partnership by Shares’)
Chapter 4. The Società Europea (SE) (‘European Company’)
Chapter 5. The Società Cooperativa (Cooperative) and the Mutua Assicuratrice (Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Company)
Part II. Partnerships
Chapter 1. The Società Semplice (‘Non-business Association’)
Chapter 2. The Società in Nome Collettivo (‘General Partnership’)
Chapter 3. The Società in Accomandita Semplice (‘Limited Partnership’)
Part III. Common Rules
Chapter 1. Groups of Companies
Chapter 2. Conversion, Merger, and Division
Chapter 3. Dissolution and Liquidation
Chapter 4. Criminal Rules