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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Milan, Italy
Thursday 20 February 2014

Hotel Meliá
Via Masaccio 19
Milan 20149, Italy

Room: Ambra


On Thursday, 20 February 2014, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Milan on the issue of cross-border credit and claims management within the EU.

SMEs often find it too daunting, complicated or expensive (consulting fees, legal counsel, document translation, etc.), to pursue legal action when needed, against companies or individuals in other Member States. They are also afraid they will not get paid.

The Milan seminar on Cross Border Business was one of a series of national events whose purpose is to help SMEs to understand what options are available to them for successfully managing cross border credit and for recovering cross-borders payments. This will also help increasing their overall business efficiency and competitiveness.

This campaign is organised in the context of the pilot project "Rapid and efficient enforcement of outstanding claims by SMEs operating across borders" funded by the European Union.



Guide to cross-border credit and claims management pdf - 753 KB [753 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Agenda pdf - 82 KB [82 KB] italiano (it)

Speakers' CV

  • Michael Sauter pdf - 223 KB [223 KB] , Advisor, Coach & Speaker, German Association of Credit Management
  • Walter Gaddia pdf - 366 KB [366 KB] , A. D. R. Lawyers - Studi Legali Avv. Walter Gaddia & Avv. Elena Pegoraro
  • Andrea Davide Arnaldi pdf - 358 KB [358 KB] , Lawyer & Partner, Studio Legale Arnaldi Caimmi & Associati (SLACC)

Poster pdf - 661 KB [661 KB] italiano (it)

Speakers' presentations

  • Michael Sauter pdf - 686 KB [686 KB]
  • Walter Gaddia pdf - 802 KB [802 KB] italiano (it)
  • Andrea Davide Arnaldi pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] italiano (it)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 781 KB [781 KB] italiano (it)



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