Agency Law in Italy

Implementing legislation

Articles 1742 to 1753 of the Italian Civil Code, as amended by Legislative decree no. 303 of 10.9.1991, Legislative decree no. 65 of 15.2.1999, by Law no. 526 of 16.12.1999 and by Law no. 422 of 29.12.2000. A.E.C. of 20.10.2007 for Industrial Enterprises. A.E.C of 16.02.2009, as amended by A.E.C. of 10.03.2010 for Commercial Enterprises.

Proper notice

  • 1 month if less than or equal to 1 year;
  • 2 months if more than 1 year and less than or equal to 2 years;
  • 3 months if more than 2 years and less than or equal to 3 years;
  • 4 months if more than 3 years and less than or equal to 4 years;
  • 5 months if more than 4 years and less than or equal to 5 years;
  • 6 months if more than 5 years.

Indemnity or compensation or both

Indemnity only.

Calculation of indemnity/compensation

Capped at a maximum of the average annual commission over last 5 years or, if less than 5 years, over duration of agency.

Pre-termination commission


Post-termination commission


Back commission

Yes. wishes to thank CBM & Partners – Studio Legale of Milan for its contribution to this page.



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