LEXIA Avvocati and Ashurst in EIB loan to MotorK of EUR 30 million to boost research in automotive digitization


Milan, December 11, 2018 – Ashurst assisted the European Investment Bank in one of the first venture debt transactions promoted in Italy, which consisted of a loan of 30 million Euro to Motork S.r.l., a leading company in the digital automotive sector and partner of more than 90% of the car manufacturers operating in Europe, assisted by LEXIA Avvocati. 

This is a European Growth Finance Facility operation, with an innovative quasi-equity financing scheme.

Ashurst’s international team, led by partner Franco Vigliano and counsel Simone Egidi, was also composed, for the aspects of Italian law, by Fabrizio Bergo and Arianna Mauri, of the Milan office; and for the aspects of English law, by partner David Carter and associate Shaz Ali of the London office. 

Motor K, a scale-up at the forefront of machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and big data analysis, was assisted by LEXIA Avvocati with a team composed by its founding partner Francesco Dagnino, associates Andrea Maroni and Alessandro Rossi, and trainee Giorgio Chirieleison, for the aspects of Italian law; and by the London office of Withers for the aspects of English law.


LEXIA Avvocati is an independent law firm that was founded in 2016 by the initiative of Alessandro DagninoFrancesco Dagnino e Vincenzo Sanasi d’Arpe. The Firm grew very rapidly – both in size and market positioning – and today we have more than 40 lawyers, offices in Milan, Rome and Palermo, and a recognised leadership in the certain areas of practice including corporate, finance and tax.


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