Italian Business and Real Estate Transactions

We assist foreign clients on international commercial agreements, business and real estate transactions in Italy
In this area, we assist foreign clients for the purpsoe of drafting, negotiation and execution of international commercial agreements with Italian counterparts including:

  • Italian sales representative agreements,
  • Italian joint venture and partnership agreements,
  • Italian distributorship agreements,
  • Italian IP licensing and technology development agreements,
  • Italian collaboration and employment agreements,
  • Italian real estate investments.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Transactions
We represent foreign clients in Italy for the purpose of the drafting, negotiation and execution of all types of commercial agreements with Italian counterparts including sales agency and representative agreements, distributions agreements, joint ventures and partnership agreements, licensing agreements, and services agreements.

Italian commercial agreements are governed by specific provisions of the Italian civil code and generally fall within the jurisdiction of Italian courts. Properly drafted choice of law, jurisdictional or arbitration clauses in those agreements can take the agreements out of the scope of Italian law and Italian courts jurisdiction. However, the validity and effect of such clauses must be carefully evaluated under Italy's conflict of law and international procedural law.

In this area of international contract law, we provide specific legal advice to foreign clients designed to provide the maximum benefits while negotiating a commercial contract with an Italian counterpart, bot with respect to the terms that govern the substance of the transactions, as well as the provisions establishing the applicable law and proper forum of any possible litigation.