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About us

LEXIA Avvocati is a law firm specialized in corporate, finance and tax matters, as well as other legal fields. Some of the main practice areas include the following:

  • Litigation & arbitration: we assist clients in court proceedings in Italy and also recommend arbitration when this is a suitable solution;
  • Finance: we offer services to clients that are under financial supervision and those that provide financial investment services, such as banks or brokerage companies;
  • Corporate: complete company formation services, assistance for existing companies as well as their shareholders;
  • Tax: our tax lawyers offer assistance in multiple tax law areas such as tax relief, tax compliance, and others.

The founding partner of LEXIA AvvocatiFrancesco Dagnino specializes in corporate law, securities regulation, investment services, asset management and regulation of financial institutions. Francesco has extensive expertise in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate and venture capital transactions. 

Francesco Dagnino was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2006.

He obtained a Ph.D. in Corporate and Financial Markets Law from the University of Bologna, and an L.L.M. in Corporate Law from the New York University School of Law as a Fulbright Scholar and an Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar. He was a visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York. He graduated in Law summa cum laude from the University of Palermo. He is the author of many academic publications in the field of corporate law, regulation of financial institutions and private international company law. He is fluent in  English and Spanish.

Our awards and affiliations

In 2019, he was awarded the Best Lawyer in Italy for the Fintech category, at the Top Legal Industry Awards.

In the 2018 Top Legal Awards, after Alessandro Dagnino was nominated as the best professional for litigation before the Supreme Court, the company LEXIA Avvocati was also a finalist for two categories: Law firm of the year for innovation and Law firm of the year islands. 

Francesco Dagnino is the a vice-chairman of the Italian Shareholders’ Rights Association (Associazione Italiana per l’Esercizio dei Diritti degli Azionisti – AIEDA).

He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IRFIS, the financial corporation of the Sicilian Region, specialized in financial solutions for SMEs. 

Francesco Dagnino is listed on Doing Business International as a specialist who provides services related to establishing international operations.

LEXIA Avvocati is a member of The British Chamber of Commerce for Italy.

You can contact us for more information about the services provided by our team.