Lexia Avvocati > Milan, Italy > Firm Profile

Lexia Avvocati
Via del Lauro, 9
MILAN 20121

Italy > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Lexia Avvocati advises tech and fintech platforms, IT service providers, software houses and marketing and digital growth advisors on day-to-day GDPR compliance activities. The team also assists with data breach cases, big data projects, international data transfers, data processing agreements and M&A deals involving data protection. Data protection and privacy specialist Aurora Agostini advises on all aspects of IT, IP and new technology law.

Practice head(s):

Aurora Agostini

Other key lawyers:

Giulietta Minucci; Jessica Giussani


The team can cover multiple legal aspects, with an international approach, for fintech/data-focused companies.

The individuals are very skilled and professional, and fluent in both Italian and English.

Key clients

Cryptosmart S.r.l.

Persia International Bank PLC

Ethicdata S.r.l.

Switcho S.r.l.

BG Italy S.r.l. (Bitget)

Trading 212 Crypto Ltd

Shares Digital Assets S.r.l.

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 4

Lexia Avvocati's team focuses on fintech, open banking, payment services and e-money, along with blockchains, decentralised finance, crypto assets and alternative investment vehicles. Angelo Messore advises on the regulation of banking, financial, insurance, investment and payment services, while Francesco Dagnino is particularly experienced in the technology and fintech sectors.

Practice head(s):

Angelo Messore; Francesco Dagnino

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Berruto; Federico Bonardi


‘Proactive, simple, clear and commercial.’

‘A team that is dedicated to its work and able to deliver difficult projects.’

‘The team is composed of people with important experience and know-how in this field.’

‘People who are really collaborative and responsive.’

Punctual and serious professionals who have an efficient and effective working method.

Treats clients’ problems as their own.

The associates are of an exceptionally high level.

‘The standout partner is Angelo Messore.’

Key clients

One Trading

Amundi SGR

Amundi Asset Management

Vivid Digital

Vivid Invest



Folks Finance



Look Lateral









Five Elements Labs






Mondial Bony Service




Signor Prestito



Trading 212

Vivid Money

World Cup Apes




H1 Finance

Skyline Digital




Pie Systems






Clubdeal On-line



EFG Bank

Persia International Bank

Piece Finance

PKB Private Bank


Sienna Investment Managers






Calamatta Cuschieri

Work highlights

  • Assisted TPPay with completing the authorisation procedure with the Bank of Italy to become a fully licensed electronic money institution.
  • Assisting Calamatta Cuschieri with the setting up of its Italian branch for the provision of investment services for the benefit of Italian professional and retail customers.
  • Assisted Checksig with the authorisation and validation of custody layers (used by its customers to safekeep crypto assets).

Italy > Industry focus: Energy Tier 5

Founded in early 2020 and headed by energy finance transactions specialist Marco Muscettola, Lexia Avvocati’s energy team assists clients with acquisitions, joint ventures, project financing and the development of renewable energy plants. Pinella Altiero is particularly active in the department, providing comprehensive advice on authorisation processes for the construction of plants.

Practice head(s):

Marco Muscettola

Other key lawyers:


‘Serious and professional team.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a leading Italian operator in the acquisition of two photovoltaic projects with a peak capacity of 110MW.
  • Assisted two companies in the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture to develop renewable energy plants in Italy with a maximum capacity of 1GW.
  • Assisted a client in the financing transaction for the construction of nine rooftop photovoltaic plants.

Italy > Industry focus: TMT Tier 5

Lexia Avvocati‘s team is experienced in advising clients from the technology, e-commerce, software and gaming sectors on the drafting of commercial agreements, treatment of personal data and data protection, and regulatory work. With a specialism in the tech and fintech sectors, Francesco Dagnino and Angelo Messore are routinely sought out by technology companies, while Aurora Agostini is noted for her expertise in data protection and privacy.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dagnino; Angelo Messore; Aurora Agostini


‘Experienced team within a well-functioning full-service organisation. The TMT team is very hands-on and delivers pragmatic advice.’

‘Angelo Messore is very responsive and quickly adapts to client needs.’

‘The team is composed of people with relevant experience and know-how. The people are very collaborative and responsive. They bring us examples and comparisons with other projects and companies which work in our field, and this is really significant.’

‘Very helpful and efficient. Always up to date.’

‘The firm is characterised by an amalgamation of seasoned professionals bringing decades of experience, and young, dynamic minds introducing new perspectives. This mix ensures a balance between traditional expertise and modern innovation. They have diversified expertise, provide clients with comprehensive solutions, and show a proactive approach, where they do not just wait for problems to arise, but anticipate challenges and organise themselves accordingly.’

Key clients

Global Payments S.p.A.

TAS S.p.A.

Eurotech S.p.A.


Aicreo S.r.l.

AWRobotics S.r.l.

Jobchain GmbH

Hapu S.r.l.

Five Elements Labs S.r.l.

Fut&Me Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica

My Token Space S.r.l.

Brots S.r.l.

Cyberground Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica

Ipermatch S.r.l.

Con4Us S.r.l.

Besteam Game S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised GUM Group on its investment agreement with Expert.ai, a company in the field of AI for natural language understanding listed on the Italian Stock Exchange’s SME segment.
  • Assisted Eurotech on the acquisition of the entire share capital of InoNet Computer, a German company operating in the Industrial PC (IPC) and embedded systems for special applications sectors.
  • Assisted a Trentino-based digital company specialising in non-fungible tokens, Brots, in all the contractual, IP and copyright aspects related to the creation of the annual certification NFTs awarded by FIMI – Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Lexia Avvocati’s corporate and M&A team is experienced in complex M&A and private equity transactions, as well as venture capital deals. The group is particularly focused on the technology, fintech, financial services, ICT, TMT, and renewable energy sectors. Managing partner Francesco Dagnino is ‘an outstanding and very intelligent lawyer’.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dagnino

Other key lawyers:

Marco Muscettola; Fabio Luongo


Very competent and it has vast experience in corporate/M&A.’

They know market practices very well, and always offer innovative and effective solutions.’

‘The individuals are very hard workers, always looking for out-of-the box solutions and always working with a positive attitude.’

‘Lexia’s incredibly responsive and business-oriented approach, along with their smart and on-point solutions, demonstrate a clear understanding of clients’ needs and objectives.’

‘Their entrepreneurial mindset aligns well with clients, which elevates the level of output compared to the detached approach of some other law firms.’

‘Collaborating with the team is simple and immediate, and the clear and precise communication always makes clients feel that they are in good hands.’

‘Francesco Dagnino stands out for his knowledge and ability to convey it into smart solutions. This level of service, delivered within an informal relationship, is rare.’

‘Francesco Dagnino is an outstanding and very intelligent lawyer. He proposes very good and flexible solutions to difficult situations and is always available. He has a great team around him, especially Fabio Luongo, who is a great and dynamic lawyer.’

Key clients

TAS Group S.p.A.

Global Payments S.p.A.

Retelit Group S.p.A.

Expert AI S.p.A.

Axerve S.p.A. (Banca Sella Group)

Eurotech S.p.A.

John Cockerill Defence S.A.

3Fast S.p.A.

Dove.it S.r.l.

WOPTA Assicurazioni S.r.l.

Neurone Group

Jobtech S.p.A.

Government of the Republic of Macedonia

Cryptosmart S.p.A.

Mecar S.p.A.

Vespera Energy

Reichle & De Massari

Irsap S.p.A.

GB Sapri S.p.A.

Equus Automotive Group

Hyris Group

Hoop Capital S.p.A.

Switcho S.r.l.

Elidata S.p.A.

Pamaco Solar S.L.

Zefiro srl

Macingo S.p.A.

Professione Credito S.r.l.

Neulabs Group

Q-Energy Italia S.r.l.,

L&P Holding S.r.l.

GUM Group S.p.A.

Impossible Brands S.r.l.

Work highlights

  • Advised John Cockerill Defence on the acquisition of Eurocontrol.
  • Advised GUM Group, an Italian family office, on its investment agreement with Expert.ai S.p.A.
  • Advised Green En.It. on the acquisition of the entire corporate capital of Wind Energy.

Lexia is a leading Italian full-service law firm, widely recognized in the Italian legal market for its remarkable expertise in the fields of technology, FinTech, crypto-assets, and blockchain, green energy, financial institutions, and venture capital.

Within a few years since its foundation in 2016, the firm has quickly emerged in Italy as a leader in these sectors and has built an impressive track record of innovative and complex projects requiring creative legal solutions. In addition to capital markets, M&A, banking, FinTech, financial services, foreign direct investment, and tax, the firm operates in the areas of public law, labor law, restructuring, global mobility, and corporate immigration.

The firm boasts over 100 professionals operating from offices in Milan, Rome, and Palermo – respectively led by managing partners Francesco Dagnino, Vincenzo Sanasi D’Arpe, and Alessandro Dagnino.

Capital Markets: The team primarily advises companies listed on the main segments (Euronext Milan and Euronext Milan STAR) of the Italian Stock Exchange. The firm holds a prominent position in the market for proxy solicitation, having advised on nearly 20% of proxy solicitations to listed companies in Italy over the past five years.

Lexia has a high-level team focused on FinTech, Crypto-Assets, and Blockchain, which has received numerous awards. It provides assistance to Italian and foreign companies operating at the forefront of financial innovation.

Energy: The team consistently assists leading financial institutions and sponsors in financing, investment, acquisition, and development transactions relating to renewable energy projects. Significant national and international awards are bestowed upon the firm’s professionals in this specific sector.

The company has significant experience in managing public and private M&A transactions, as well as venture capital investments in Italian technology companies.

Tax Litigation: The team is widely recognized for securing decisions that have had a groundbreaking impact on tax law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner - Head of Corporate M&A, Capital Markets – Co-Head of FinTech, Crypto-Assets and Blockchain Francesco Dagnino francesco.dagnino@lexia.it (+39) 02 3663 8610
Partner - Head of Energy Marco Muscettola marco.muscettola@lexia.it (+39) 02 3663 8610
Partner – Head of Financial Institutions, Co-Head of FinTech, Crypto-Assets and Blockchain Angelo Messore angelo.messore@lexia.it (+39) 02 3663 8610
Managing Partner - Palermo – Head of Tax Alessandro Dagnino alessandro.dagnino@lexia.it (+39) 091 3090 62
Photo Name Position Profile
Aurora Agostini photo Avv Aurora Agostini Counsel | Head of Data & Technology Innovation department
Alessandro Borsetto photo Dr Alessandro Borsetto Partner – Head of Tax Advisory Department – Milan
Francesco Dagnino photo Avv Francesco Dagnino Managing Partner | Head of Capital Markets; head of Corporate & M&A;…
Alessandro Dagnino photo Avv Alessandro Dagnino Managing Partner | Head of Tax department.
Vincenzo Fabrizio Giglio photo Avv Vincenzo Fabrizio Giglio Partner | Head of Labour department.
Angelo Messore photo Avv Angelo Messore Partner | Head of Financial Institutions; Co-head of FinTech, Crypto-Assets and Blockchain.
Marco Muscettola photo Avv Marco Muscettola Partner | Head of Energy and Banking and Finance Department
Vincenzo Sanasi D'Arpe photo Avv Vincenzo Sanasi D'Arpe Managing Partner – Rome
Number of Professionals : 100+
Elite Partner - Italian Stock Exchange
Premium Partner – Regional Agency for the Attraction of Foreign Investment Invest in Lombardy
Founding Partner of AIEDA (Italian Association for the Exercise of Shareholders' Rights)
Member of the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications
Partner of Endeavor
Premium partner of the Italian FinTech hub Financialtechnology.it
Partner of AiFin (The Italian Financial Innovation Think Tank)
Member of the British Chamber of Commerce for Italy
Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy
Other Offices : Rome, Palermo