Lexia Avvocati > Rome, Italy > Firm Profile

Lexia Avvocati
Piazza del Popolo, 3
Rome 00187

Italy > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 4

Lexia Avvocati‘s financial services regulation department focuses on fintech, open banking, decentralised finance, blockchain, cryptoassets and alternative investments. In April 2021, Angelo Messore (previously at White & Case LLP Italy) joined as partner and financial services practice head, as well as fintech and blockchain group co-head (alongside founding partner Francesco Dagnino).


Offers great value for money, always goes the extra mile, and has a genuine, detailed knowledge and understanding of the law and banking and financial services practice.

A network that adapts to clients’ needs with distinctive experience in the client’s business perimeter.

The professionals with whom the client came into contact have demonstrated excellent relationship skills and proactivity.

Business/solutions oriented, with strong legal analysis capacities and very good knowledge of the local regulatory authorities and ability to anticipate their questions and build strong cases to support clients’ businesses.

Lexia understands scale-ups, and all the challenges that come with being a scale up. This is unique for lawyers.

Francesco Dagnino and Angelo Messore are especially strong financial services practitioners.

Angelo Messore is very pleasant to work with. He is proactive, has deep sector knowledge, can easily separate the key points from minor points, and provides very practical advice.

We have been working with Angelo Messore for several years now. We greatly appreciate his knowledge of the Italian market and insight, on top of his professional skills as a lawyer. He was able to help us reach our goals, always finding solutions in our best interests.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Persia International Bank with its authorisation procedure with the Bank of Italy to establish a branch as a non-EU bank (following Brexit).
  • Advised Bitpanda, a fintech unicorn, on the setting up of its Italian business.
  • Advised Vivid Money, a German fintech company, on the launch of its business in Italy.

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 6

Lexia Avvocati, a rapidly expanding team which has welcomed a number of new arrivals recently, is proficient in a wealth of transactions, from mergers and demergers, acquisitions and leveraged buy-outs through to joint ventures, divestments and business transfers. Francesco Dagnino heads the team and is recognised for his work within the fintech, ICT, technology and blockchain industries.

Practice head(s):

Francesco Dagnino

Other key lawyers:

Marco Muscettola


‘Excellent firm, which draws strength from the search for innovation and continuous improvement.’

‘Valid professional skills and great availability.’

‘Flexibility and capability in addition to multidisciplinary skills.’

‘Professionals always available and very attentive. We have also had support with them in other countries such as Spain and the United States.’

Italy > Industry focus: TMT

Lexia Avvocati provides specialised regulatory, commercial and corporate advice in the technology, gaming, AI and ICT sectors.