What legal form to choose for your company

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What legal form to choose for your company Starting a business from scratch means knowing how to choose the right legal form obviously after registering with the Register company Italy. Let’s see the most popular legal forms to choose the one that best suits your needs.

SNC

 To establish a S.n.c. (Company in collective name) a written document registered with the Business Office is required. General details of the shareholders, company name of the company, indication of the managing directors who represent the company are indicated. But also, corporate purpose, indication of the registered office, contributions of each shareholder, benefits to which all shareholders are obliged, duration of the company and methods of distribution of profits and losses. Members are unlimitedly and jointly and severally liable for social obligations. No sums can be distributed among the members if not profits actually achieved.

SAS 

The S.a.S. (Limited partnership) it can have two types of partners: the limited partners and the limited partners. The greater obligations and responsibilities refer to all the limited partners compared to the limited partners, who instead answer for joint and several obligations limited to the quota conferred. SRL The S.r.l. (Limited liability company) is a capital company and responds to social obligations with its assets. The minimum capital is 10,000 euros, however particular limited liability companies with a share capital of one euro are being developed. If the company was established with a unilateral act, it becomes a “single-member limited liability”. The characteristic of this company is the presence of a single shareholder.

SPA 

The S.p.A. (Joint-stock company) is an autonomous capital company. The company is liable for its debts with assets. To become a member you must buy the shares. The shareholders, however, do not administer the company nor can they take direct knowledge of the documentation relating to the administration activity. When the capital is reduced by over a third as a result of losses, the directors will have to convene the meeting. If the loss of at least one third does not decrease in the second financial year published, the meeting or the supervisory board that approves the financial statements must reduce the capital corresponding to the ascertained loss.

 Once the legal minimum, currently equal to 120,000 euros, has been exceeded, a capital increase must be resolved or the company transformed into a corporate structure with a lower legal minimum capital, such as the limited liability company.