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prima convocazione

English translation: first convocation

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Italian term or phrase:prima convocazione
English translation:first convocation
Entered by: Angela Arnone
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03:52 Jan 9, 2001
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Bus/Financial
Italian term or phrase: prima convocazione
"...che è stata convocata in questo luogo e per questo giorno ed ora, in PRIMA CONVOCAZIONE mediante avviso pubblicato..." (si parla della convocazione di un'assemblea straordinaria di un'azienda SpA - c'è un modo di dire specifico o può andare bene semplicemente 'first meeting'? Più tardi nel testo si trova anche SECONDA CONVOCAZIONE)
mdoll
first convocation of AGM
Explanation:
I know it sounds terrible but this is a technical legal term and it is used when the annual general meeting (AGM) and other board meetings are convened.
You cannot call it "first meeting" because by law (in Italy) at the "first convocation" nobody goes. The meeting is held at the "seconda convocazione".
In fact you'll find that first convocations are indicated as taking place at times like midnight on Sunday.
I know it sounds as if I've gone off my trolley but I swear it's all true - I translated all this stuff for years at Olivetti HQ (then they took me away in a strait jacket).
Bye
Angela

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Angela Arnone
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Thanks Angela!
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Summary of answers provided
nafirst convocation of AGM
Angela Arnone
nafirst call
Gillian Hargreaves
nafirst call to a meeting
Peter Cox
nafirst call to order
CLS Lexi-tech


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32 mins
first call to order


Explanation:
http://www.sacadvocacy.com/spac/spaclaws.html

I have found only a couple of sites using this expressions, which seems an improvement over the suggestion in Codeluppi "in first call, in second call".
I would tend not to use just meeting, since it is only when the chair calls the meeting to order then he or she realizes whether there is a quorum or not.

Saluti
Paola L M


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41 mins
first call to a meeting


Explanation:
It is common in Italy, when calling a meeting of a company or association,to state on the notice of the meeting "prima convocazione" and "seconda convocazione". This is to ensure a quorum at one or the other!

Good luck!

Peter Cox
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42 mins
first call


Explanation:
I don't think it's a call to order, simply the first invitation to attend a meeting. If there isn't a quorum at this meeting, then a second call (or invitation) will be issued, for a meeting at some later date, with different criteria for quorum, etc.

Gillian Hargreaves
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1 hr
first convocation of AGM


Explanation:
I know it sounds terrible but this is a technical legal term and it is used when the annual general meeting (AGM) and other board meetings are convened.
You cannot call it "first meeting" because by law (in Italy) at the "first convocation" nobody goes. The meeting is held at the "seconda convocazione".
In fact you'll find that first convocations are indicated as taking place at times like midnight on Sunday.
I know it sounds as if I've gone off my trolley but I swear it's all true - I translated all this stuff for years at Olivetti HQ (then they took me away in a strait jacket).
Bye
Angela



Angela Arnone
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