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  • 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.

  • Beauty make Lombardy more attractive. More than 50% of cosmetic businesses are located in the region

    Posted on 29 Jul, 2016

    If Italy is “the Great Beauty”, then Lombardy is the place where you find the maximum density of cosmetic businesses: Cosmetica Italia, the organization representing the Italian cosmetic industry system, declares that 51% of the national cosmetic businesses are concentrated in Lombardy, described as the heart of the Italian cosmetic system.

  • Relocating your Business?

    Posted on 21 Jul, 2016

    Globalization is changing the way companies structure their operations making more convenient locate the production and the R&D in different places. Each company in the process of cost controlling, has to know which kind of cost factors configuration present each country.

  • Whistleblowing: transparency in the labour market for anti–corruption sistem

    Posted on 13 Jul, 2016

    Sometimes Italy is connoted by a low level of transparency, one of the main challenges to thwart corruption is to be able to bring out the crime itself: hence the need to provide a framework that allows people to report the crimes.


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