Athena Law Italian Desk

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Athena Law Italian Desk

With a particular focus on Italy, and with Italian lawyers amongst our legal staff, we have set up an Italian Desk to provide legal services to Italian clients and clients with business in Italy.

We have done this for many reasons, the main one being we saw a need for multi-national law and we delivered. We listen to our clients and always want to provide the highest quality service we can to optimise your experience, which sometimes involves adapting to demand.

There are many differences between the Italian and British legal systems. The Italian system is based on civil law and the British on common law. Trying to deconstruct these differences can be very complicated, it not only involves having to hire a translator but also attempting to use the translation to adapt to a completely different set of rules and regulations that don’t necessarily always coincide with practices and laws of that in the UK.

Services to Italian Clients

In spite of these differences, we will guide you smoothly through the resultant complexities to help you to achieve your goals, without the need for you to hire a translator or the stress of interpreting complex laws. 

Our offices are based in Manchester, the capital of North West of England and very close to Liverpool (40 min.), Leeds (1h), – (1h), and Birmingham (1h and ½).

Manchester also has a major international airport and an excellent rail system, so we’re easily accessible from anywhere in the world.

The fact that we are based outside London also represents another opportunity for our clients – lower fees!

Indeed, with the costs of doing business in Manchester significantly lower than in the capital or the South East, we can pass these savings on to our clients.

Services to Italian Clients

At Athena Law, we provide a full range of legal services for Italian companies. Our Italian lawyers can advise on:

  •   Setting up a company
  •   Establishment of foreign offices
  •   Incorporation of foreign joint venture companies
  •   M&A
  •   Contracts and commercial agreements
  •   Charities and trusts.

Our Italian Desk can also advise private clients on buying or renting commercial property in the UK.

Services to British Clients

At Athena Law, we can advise our British clients on:

  •   Setting up a company in Italy
  •   Commercial agreements
  •   Insolvency and bankruptcy
  •   Dispute resolution
  •   Buying or renting properties in Italy

We can also assist you with representation in any Italian Courts, thanks to ours highly qualified Italian litigators.

 At Athena Law we support clients of all sizes, from entrepreneurs and startups to established private companies, SMEs, management teams, professional partnerships, debt providers and equity investors, we pride ourselves on a commercial approach that meets our clients’ unique business objectives. We do not discriminate against professional, length of time in business or financially struggling companies. Athena Law are happy to help any business in need, with bespoke solutions to fit your budget and circumstances. 

With a focus on costs, efficiency and clarity, we make the legal process as stress-free as possible, freeing you to get on with what you do best – running your business. Think of Athena Law as part of your team. We want you to succeed and thrive, because as our clients you are our number one priority. 

Contact our expert legal team.

For all these reasons, your business will be safe in the hands of Athena Law.

Your English/Italian speaking contacts at Athena Law Solicitors:

Paul Willan – Partner

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