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DEL NOTARIATO

NOTARIAT

We are an institution established in Italy and now active in 89 countries around the world.  A Notary carries out preventive legality checks, ensuring that every notarial deed abides by the law and the will of the parties. A Notary’s activities are audited by the State, the Tax Authorities and the Ministry of Justice.

Social enterprise

What it is

This is not a type all of its own, but constitutes a “special status” that can apply to the above-mentioned entities (associations, foundations, committees) and also to for-profit or mutual companies (e.g. cooperatives).

It can be used for performance of the following activities of social benefit:

  • Social assistance
  • Health care and social care
  • Education
  • Environmental protection
  • Protection of cultural heritage
  • University training
  • Non-formal training
  • Social tourism
  • Services provided to social enterprises by bodies more than 70% composed of organisations engaged in social enterprise.

 

Characteristics

There is a partial limitation of capital liability of the participants even when under the corporate form used there would normally be unlimited personal liability of such persons (partnerships). Up to 50% of the workforce may be volunteers.