We have no shelf companies available in this jurisdiction but can support you with setting up a new company in Italy. Please contact us for further details.

Italy – Ready Made Companies


Please enquire with us as these companies come and go and the table below may not be an accurate representation of availability.

An Italy Ready Made Company includes:

  • Articles of Association / Statutes
  • Registered Office
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • VAT number
  • Bank Account introduction

Key Features

What are the advantages of a Italian Readymade?

One of the main advantages of purchasing a shelf company in Italy is how quickly it can be done. Upon purchase you will immediately obtain the company number and VAT number relating to the company.


What are the most common types of Italy company formation?

  • Limited Liability Company (SrL)
  • Joint Stock Company (SpA)

Foreign companies seeking Italy incorporation may operate either through a subsidiary (incorporated under Italian law) or as a branch (incorporated under the law of the country where the parent is based).


How much share capital is required to establish a Limited Liability Company (SrL)?

For a subsidiary, minimum share capital is €10,000 for one share, and €2,500 for two shares, both of which must be fully subscribed and paid up. For a branch, no minimum capital is required.


What are the formalities reagarding Italy incorporation as a Srl?

  • This is the most popular format for small to medium businesses
  • One director is required but two are advised to ensure limited liability
  • There are no restrictions on foreign shareholders
  • Audited accounts to be filed annually


How much share capital is needed for a Joint Stock Company (SPA)?

The minimum share capital for a S.P.R.L./B.V.B.A. is €18,600, of which at least €6,200 must be paid up.


What other features are there for an SPA?

  • This is the main format for medium to large companies
  • The minimum number of directors is one
  • There are no restrictions on foreign shareholders
  • Audited accounts should be filed with the Registrar of Companies


What other types of Italian company formation are there?

The other main business entity is a branch. The foreign parent is responsible for all liabilities of the Italian branch, a minimum of one director is required, and accounts must be maintained.

Italy Company Registration Process


Procedure to acquire a ready made company

Your chosen directors and shareholders of the new company sign official documents that allow us to make them the directors of your ready made company. We transfer the company into your power and it is ready to trade immediately.

Changing the company name of the Ready Made Company

We can also file a company name change the same day.

Appointing the new Directors

To appoint the directors of your new company you will need to sign official forms that state this. This can also be done through giving us a power of attorney to do this on your behalf.

We will be removed as directors of the company and it will be transferred over to you. You then receive the Certificate of Incorporation , Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company and the Company secretarial Forms.

Established Ready Made Shelf Companies, sometimes called old shelf or established companies, are dormant / inactive companies that were incorporated in the previous years but have never been active.

Available Italy Shelf Companies

We cannot currently  provide Italian shelf companies but can provide new companies quickly and cost effectively. Please contact us for further details.


    First Name*

    Last Name*

    Country of Residence

    Country of Interest



    Your Enquiry*

    Communication preferences

    UCI Ltd and its subsidiaries will use your email address to provide business news, offers and services we think will be of interest. We will not share your information with any 3rd parties. Read more

    Shall We Call You*

    Subscribe to our newsletter*

    SRL – **VAT Registered**DORMANT2011POA*