Family businesses are companies belonging to any economic sector and wherever established, public or private, owner of businesses, where one or more families, linked by blood or marriage or by agreement, hold the power to elect the board of directors and actually to control the company.
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I punti di forza del modello americano: l' ”American rule” (le parti si fanno carico ognuna delle proprie spese processuali inclusi gli onorari degli avvocati a meno di diverse regole generali); le “contingent fees” (il difensore riceve per la sua attività una percentuale concordata delle somme recuperate dalla causa anziché l'onorario); il meccanismo del “opt-out” (la possibilità per il danneggiato di escludersi dal giudizio dopo essere stato ex lege coinvolto nel procedimento) anziché del “opt-in” (è necessario l’atto di adesione del componente della classe per poter essere coinvolto). Il modello italiano si discosta marcatamente da quello americano.
1.There isn’t any merit of being an FBF. The FBF is usually by birth, hardly someone turns into an FBF. 2.As long as the link between family and family business exists, any prevalence of one dimension on the other is unacceptable. 3.The FBF should consider his own holding into the family business in respect of his own risk/reward profile and investment horizon taking into account the benefits of diversification. 4.The FBF actively seek the protection of his own legitimate interests according to the Latin maxim: “Qui in iure suo utitur neminem laedit.” (he who exercises his legal rights harms no one – civil law) 5.Peace laid on justice. The FBF acts according to equanimity with impartiality and independence of judgement. 6. The FBF repudiates any manipulation of affections intended as a means for pursuing profit. 7. (...) Please feel free to suggest any modification, integration or note to the Open Principles. They aren't definitive.
The FBF trademark is represented by the words F, B and F written in webdings fonts. The correspondent glyphs are a Factory for F (Family) and a House for B (Business) to stress the high degree of promiscuity that characterizes the relationship between affections and affairs among family business members.