E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, General, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and […]

BENEFIT CORPORATIONS: The Italian Experience

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By Alessandro Grangiotti, Partner, Aliant Italy and Mariangela Zito, Partner, Aliant Italy. Italy is the first European country inspired by the American legislative initiative of 2010 to introduce with the 2016 Budget Law a similar business model into their legal system: the so called Società Benefit (SB), that integrates the profit-oriented economic activity with the purpose of common benefit producing in the long-term positive effects on territories and the environment, people, communities and other stakeholders, and several successful experiences can now be counted. […]