LEXIA is an important Italian law firm with extensive experience in the financial sector, including venture and debt capital markets, banking and financial credit, financial services, financial technology, and blockchain.

We provide advice to both listed and unlisted companies, financial institutions, and asset managers on a wide range of transactions, including capital market operations (IPOs, ICOs, share buybacks, and public tender offers), corporate finance, acquisition finance, and project finance.

We also assist financial institutions and other financial intermediaries in all regulatory matters related to their activities. Additionally, we provide advice to banks and companies on project finance (infrastructure and energy), acquisition finance, corporate finance, and real estate finance transactions.

Lastly, we represent and assist clients in financial disputes, including arbitration proceedings.


FinTech, Crypto-Assets & Blockchain

We provide comprehensive consulting services to a wide range of clients in the blockchain industry, including exchange platforms, digital wallet providers, digital asset issuers, and various service providers.

We offer strategic guidance and support to address the complexities of this rapidly evolving sector, from ensuring regulatory compliance to leveraging market opportunities.

Our teamwork brings together expert groups in tax law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, privacy, intellectual property, and administrative law. This enables us to provide tailored, personalized assistance tailored to the unique needs of each sector.

Our approach involves leveraging the expertise of our highly qualified LEXIA lawyers, ensuring that financial services not only achieve effective visibility but also comply with legal and ethical standards.

Learn more about our expertise in Fintech, Crypto-Assets & Blockchain.

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Service Presentation for UCITS

LEXIA is committed to providing comprehensive services to foreign Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) authorized under Directive 2009/65/EC, facilitating their marketing to retail and qualified investors in Italy. This includes UCITS in both corporate forms (investment companies) and contractual forms (common investment funds).

LEXIA’s advisory and assistance services cover:

UCITS Registration in Italy:

  • Marketing arrangements: preparation and negotiation of italian paying agent agreements and distribution agreements to facilitate marketing.
  • Documentation preparation: drafting the subscription form and assisting in document preparation and collection for the notification procedure to italian authorities.
  • Notification process: managing the ucits notification process, including follow-ups with consob and publication of documents through consob’s deprof system.
  • For luxembourg domiciled schemes, lexia can directly handle notification procedures to consob via cssf.

ongoing regulatory assistance:

  • Additional sub-funds registration: assistance with registering new sub-funds and updating documents and filings with consob.
  • Pre-notification of additional classes: advising on the pre-notification to authorities for marketing new share/unit classes.
  • Offering documents update: ensuring amendments in the ucits’s home country are reflected in italian documents and comply with consob regulations.
  • Agreements preparation: drafting and negotiating agreements relevant to the italian market for ucits and its management company (e.g. distribution agreements and italian paying agent agreements).
  • Corporate fulfillments: translation of meeting notices and preparation of of voting instructions forms and ancillary documents for italian participants, along with relevant communication to service providers.
  • Marketing compliance: assistance with ensuring marketing materials comply with italian and eu regulations, and submitting these to consob when needed.
    extraordinary decisions advice: consulting on extraordinary decisions and fulfilments required under italian regulations.
  • Disclosure obligations: managing disclosures and reporting to consob and ensuring compliance with consob resolutions.
  • De-notification procedure: assisting with the withdrawal of sub-funds or share/unit classes from the italian market, handling procedures directly for luxembourg domiciled schemes.
  • Admission to atfund mtf: assisting with the admission of sub-funds to trade on borsa italiana’s atfund mtf, and ensuring documentation is up-to-date.
    regulator requests: providing assistance in responding to consob information or clarification requests.
  • Regulatory updates: offering prompt updates on legal and regulatory changes impacting ucits offerings in italy, along with advisory services on applicable regulations.

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LEXIA ranked in Chambers & Partners Fintech Guide 2024
TOP LEGAL - 2023
LEXIA selected in Banking and Finance, Bank Regulatory, Commercial, Corporate e M&A, Data Privacy and Data Protection and TMT.
Angelo Messore recognized Next generation Partners in “Banking and Finance: Bank Regulatory”.
TopLegal Industry Awards - 2023
Francesco Dagnino recognized Best Professional in Fintech.
The Legal 500 - 2022
LEXIA selected in Banking and Finance: Bank Regulatory and Commercial, Corporate and M&A.
Firm to watch in TMT category.
Other practices
LEXIA is the only Italian law firm that is part of a European network of independent law firms specialized in financial services and financial technologies (FinTech), as well as the first network of law firms specifically dedicated to an industrial sector and which combines the experience of lawyers from over 16 European jurisdictions.
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LEXIA is able to offer advice and support in trademark registration request procedures, taking into account the necessary requirements thanks to advanced knowledge on the subject. ​
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LEXIA represents a reference point in the Capital Markets sector. Our Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team is acknowledged in the market for its attitude towards innovation and the ability to conceive creative and innovative solutions that have made a lasting impact in the industry.
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LEXIA M&A's team is well-known for its ability to manage complex transactions that require creativity and the rapid identification of innovative solutions.
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We strengthen legal excellence through innovation. Discover the initiatives that LEXIA supports to promote the technological development of the legal sector.
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LEXIA presents LexiaVerse, the new virtual office in the Spatial Metaverse.
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