Bankruptcy in Italy.

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Bankruptcy in Italy.









Pursuant the Italian Bankruptcy Law, the entrepreneur or the company in a state of insolvency is declared bankrupt. The state of insolvency is manifested by failures or other external circumstances, which show that the debtor is no longer able to fully meet its obligations.

The bankruptcy is pronounced upon the request of the debtor, one or more creditors or the Public Prosecutor. 

The Public Prosecutor may ask for the bankruptcy:

1) when the insolvency is manifested in the course of criminal proceedings (i.e. by escape, the unavailability or the lam of the entrepreneur, the closure of the premises, the theft, the substitution or the fraudulent decrease of the assets of the entrepreneur); 

2) when the insolvency is reported by the judge during a civil proceedings.

Bankruptcy is declared by the court of the city where the entrepreneur (or the company) has its principal place of business. For example, if the company has its headquarters in Milan, the Court of Milan will be the competent judicial authority.

The entrepreneur with its headquarters abroad, may be declared bankrupt in Italy even if a bankruptcy was pronounced abroad.

If you need more information about Bankruptcy Law in Italy, please contact us Lawyers in Italy.

Please, see also:

Composition with creditors in Italy

Distribution contract in Italy

Contract Law in Italy

Law of contract in Italy: the written form

Termination clause and essential term in Italy

Termination of the contract for non-performance and the notice to comply

Non-compete clause in the distribution contract in Italy

Special court for foreign companies in Italy

Sponsorship contract in Italy

Agency contract in Italy

The obligations of the Agent under the Italian Law