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Italy

  • Antonio Fici
Chapter

Abstract

In Italy the general regulation of cooperatives may be found in articles 2511–2545octiesdecies of the Civil Code of 1942 (CC), as amended by Legislative Decree 17 January 2003, n. 6, on the reform of company law. Therefore, in the Italian legal system, cooperatives enjoy a specific regulation and represent a legally distinct subject matter. More precisely, cooperatives are considered a particular type of “society”—as companies are referred to by the CC—different from all other company types contemplated by law.

This chapter presents the general regulation of cooperatives under Italian Law, focusing on the aspects that make their identity distinct as compared to other business organizations. Italian Cooperative Law is an interesting model for lawmakers and a necessary point of reference for comparative cooperative lawyers.

Keywords

Mutual Fund Supervisory Board General Meeting Civil Code Social Cooperative 
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Further Reading

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  2. Fici A (2004) Financial participation by employees in co-operatives in Italy. J Co-oper Stud 37(2):16Google Scholar
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  6. Zamagni S, Zamagni V (2011) Cooperative enterprise. E. Elgar, CheltenhamGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law DepartmentUniversity of MoliseCampobassoItaly
  2. 2.European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises - EURICSETrentoItaly

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