Francesco Dagnino

Managin Partner Lexia Avvocati


A co-founder and managing partner of Lexia, Francesco Dagnino specializes in Capital Markets, M&A, Venture Capital, Financial Services, Fintech & Crypto-Assets.

Francesco’s leadership is recognized in the Italian legal services market with particular focus on the Tech industry, having devised creative and innovative solutions that have left their mark.

He regularly assists clients on public M&A and capital markets transactions including IPOs, rights’ issue, shares’ buybacks and public tender offers as well as on corporate governance matters, proxy-fights, compensation, related-party transactions, market abuse, internal dealing, shareholders’ agreements etc.

Francesco 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.