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  • Investing in Italian property: the Technical Due-Diligence

    Posted on 03 Nov, 2016

    Facing a Real Estate investment in a foreign country is not the easiest thing to do: the knowledge about the dynamics of a foreign market is an essential factor to take the best possible decisions. As for the detection of an existing building or a construction site where to place

  • Two useful regional tools for hiring new employees in Lombardy

    Posted on 26 Oct, 2016

    Dote Unica Lavoro is the active labour market policy program set up by the Lombardy Region and focused on supporting the reintroduction into the workforce of those who seek a job, are older than 30 and have their residence in Lombardy, or those younger than 30 who have already taken

  • Milan is a Cluster of Innovation

    Posted on 21 Oct, 2016

    Often Milan and its Region are in the press because of their many records, but this time we want to analyze what are the implications for entrepreneurs and firms through the lenses of the Cluster of Innovation (COI) framework.[1] COI are places where new technologies can be developed quickly and

  • R&d investment: why opening a representative office in Lombardy

    Posted on 13 Oct, 2016

    Listed within the top 10 cities for investment project in Western Europe and mentioned as one of the preferred destination for investing in the real estate sector, Milan is an excellent business environment and a very dynamic city,

  • Milan as a hub for startups and digital talents

    Posted on 07 Oct, 2016

    Just few months ago Financial Times described Milan as Italy’s biggest startup hub. Talking about European best cases of “startup cities”, everybody can immediately think about Berlin, London, Paris or Amsterdam. But also Milan is becoming more and more attractive for the creation of new enterprises. In Milan and in

  • HR Breakfast “Dealing with unions in the USA and in Italy – Different jurisdictions and different approaches”

    Posted on 30 Sep, 2016

    The latest edition of the now traditional HR Breakfast by De Luca & Partners was hosted in MilanSpeakers Vittorio De Luca and Robert Chiaravalli, employment law lawyers in Milan and Detroit respectively, discussed the theme “Dealing with unions in the USA and in Italy – Different jurisdictions and different approaches”.

  • Italy's attractiveness is one the goals of corporate income tax lower from 2017

    Posted on 22 Sep, 2016

    The new rate comes into effect from 1 January 2017, with the evident goal of reducing fiscal pressure – the reduction in the IRES corporate tax rate to 24%, from its current rate of 27.50% – and increasing Italy’s attractiveness, stimulating new investment plans that will become tangible from next year onwards.

  • Why invest in Milan? The story of a French startupper

    Posted on 14 Sep, 2016

    Italy is the country where most of my business takes place and, after having been working in Northern Italy and living between Umbria and Emilia-Romagna, I decided to base my startup Youspa in Milan. Lombardy actually can be defined too a homeland for the beauty industry, because it assembles products and devices, brands and OEM products, R&D and marketing services.

  • What does Brexit mean for UK companies in Italy?

    Posted on 07 Sep, 2016

    What does the exit from the European Union mean for the UK (politically, socially and economically)? What is going to happen now that voters opted for Brexit? How long will it take to leave the European Union completely? What are the tax consequences to UK businesses abroad? What does Brexit mean for UK companies in Italy?

  • The right organization for the right business: from branch to representative office

    Posted on 24 Aug, 2016

    A foreign company which plans doing business in Lombardy, or Italy as well, most of the time faces the problem related to which would be the most suitable kind of entity to be set up, aiming to balance costs and benefits arising from a given choice.


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