Firm Profile > Wlex > Milan, Italy

Corso Europa
10 - 20122

Italy > EU and competition law Tier 5

WLex's competition, regulatory and consumer protection work ranges from matters involving alleged cartels and abuses of dominant positions to mergers and the drafting of vertical and horizontal agreements. Francesca Sutti has over 20 years of experience in European and competition law matters.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Sutti

Other key lawyers:

Margherita Grassi Catapano; Lucrezia Puliatti


‘I personally know the lawyer Francesca Sutti, a highly competent lawyer, an expert in her field. I found the Competition Law and European Law team to be extremely knowledgeable on topical issues, hardworking and efficient in their tasks.’

WLex is a boutique law firm with two partners and nine other professionals. The firm focuses on a limited number of sectors within a limited number of areas.

Our senior professionals have more than 25 years of experience gained on the ground.

They are prone to seeing themselves as true business partners who can see issues and opportunities and find creative and proactive ways to enact them within a solid legal framework. They work to bring a knowledgeable and reasonable perspective which helps their client to assess situations from different sides.

A commitment to offer quality service requires professional training and passion for the subjects dealt with, managing each mandate with an individualised approach. For this reason, the firm’s professionals seek as their primary goal to fully understand the needs of their clients, while also taking into account the specificities of the sector in which the client operates. This can be accomplished only by creating synergy between professionals and clients, working as far as possible in a single team.

WLex’s strength lies in its qualified professionals who, above all, share the same values. Working in a healthy and cohesive environment is crucial to providing customers with the qualified, proactive and tailor-made services they require.


  • Banking and insurance law
  • E-commerce
  • TLC
  • Life science
  • Luxury and consumer goods
  • Postal, transport and logistics


  • Commercial agreements
  • EU and competition law
  • Consumer protection
  • Insolvency law
  • Litigation
Department Name Email Telephone
EU & Competition Francesca Sutti, Partner +39 02877820
Litigation Margherita Grassi Catapano, Partner +39 02877820
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Margherita Grassi Catapano photo Ms Margherita Grassi Catapano Partner
Ms Francesca Sutti photo Ms Francesca Sutti Partner
Partner : 2
Of Counsel : 2
Associates : 2
Junior Associates : 4
Assistant : 1
Italian Bar Association

CLIENT: Lina Vitolo, General Counsel
TESTIMONIAL: Very knowledgeable lawyers, ensuring full availability to support in differentiated areas of laws – always offering solid business-oriented advice and proactive approach, to help in-house counsel to take well informed decisions.

CLIENT: Simona Serchi, Head of Litigation
COMPANY/FIRM: Fastweb S.p.A.
TESTIMONIAL: WLex is characterised by efficiency, expertise, timeliness and a 360° vision on the issues at hand.

CLIENT: Jorge Nogueira, CEO
TESTIMONIAL: I feel the experience with WLex is highly positive. We are lucky to have someone of their competence and assertiveness on our side.

CLIENT: Maurizio Maffa, Exexcutive Manager for Medium Loans Nord of Italy
COMPANY/FIRM: C.F. Liberty Servicing S.p.A.
TESTIMONIAL: WLex is a real proof that an all-female law firm is a step ahead. They are smart and goal-oriented.

CLIENT: Luigi Evaristo Risi, Real Estate Investment Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Mediolanum Gestione Fondi
TESTIMONIAL: Expertise, flexibility, results and care for the client are the firm’s strengths.

WLex’s commitment to diversity

WLex is an all-female law firm, hence inherently orientated towards diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, nationality, health, sexual orientation, religion or political orientation (please read our Code of Ethics here).

Our diversity project

WLex’s working environment values both diversity and inclusivity. We want our professionals and staff to be themselves and not to suffer discrimination neither at work nor in their career.

Being an all-female team, we hold dear alternative methods of working, such as agile and remote working, that reconcile the professional life with the personal one. We encourage a healthy work-life balance indeed.

The members of our team come from all over Italy and Europe. A French professional and an Albanian stagiaire are working with us. They all bring their diversity and their unique passions to the firm.

What we value in our recruitment process is commitment, talent, personality, and passion. We cherish professional profiles with skills and backgrounds that are different from ours. As a matter of fact, we organise trainings with external professionals (e.g. with strong digital skills) in order to bring innovation and diversity to our way of working and thinking.

For us prising diversity also means bringing differences to work together seamlessly. This is the reason why we try to include all the members of our firm in a variety of projects. For instance, we regularly organise volunteering as a team-building activity.

Last but not least, WLex also produces a podcast, Women in Lex, which main objective is to give voice to empowered women of the legal community. The topics of Women in Lex range from work-life balance to inclusivity, passing through leadership.