This article analyzes the main characteristics of the new legal tool named "Contratto di rete", introduced by the art. 3, comma 4-ter law 9/4/09 n° 33. The CR is a novelty also in the international legal context, aimed at enhancing and ruling inter-firm relationships. Its point of strength as multi-lateral contract is its flexibility. The paper details the legal profile of the CR and how it differentiates from the other traditional tools. Particular attention is devoted to the limited responsibility concerning the common fund of the network.
Keywords: Contratto di rete, business networks, legal regulations, multilateral contracts, limited responsibility