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LEXIA Avvocati

Lexia Avvocati is an independent and innovative boutique law firm with offices in Milan, Rome, Palermo, London and Skopje, comprising 5 partners and 40 lawyers.

LEXIA has a strong international focus and is able to provide highly qualified tailored services “Inbound” and “Outbound”, through a dedicated team of lawyers which have all acquired extensive experience in the International arena. LEXIA’ team is able to assist clients in English, French, Spanish and Macedonian, and through a network of highly reputed associated law firms and legal experts, also in Serbian, Turkish and Arabic.

Inbound experience:

LEXIA lawyers’ provide full legal services to foreign clients willing to establish and operate their business in Italy including assistance on all corporate, commercial, labor, tax, immigration and regulatory aspects. The team has acquired relevant experience in assisting foreign clients active in several industries including, the energy (oil, gas, electricity, renewable sources, energy efficiency), technology and communication, financial services, environmental and climate change, urban planning, construction and real estate, retail and consumers, in all transactional and regulatory aspects of their activities. LEXIA professionals are also advising public and private operators in all the legal aspects relating to the setting of Private Public Partnership projects and project financing deals for the construction of infrastructure and industrial projects, including the co-financing by EU funds and financial institutions, and other International financial partners.

Outbound experience

Professionals at LEXIA have acquired extensive experience in assisting Italian and International clients in their cross-border business operations in multiple jurisdictions, providing legal assistance in the quality of “general counsel” coordinating the entire operation, with the support of local law firms and professionals carefully selected, in relation to: Foreign Direct Investments (greenfield and brownfield), participation in public tenders for technical assistance projects or other public infrastructure projects; setting of Private Public Partnership projects and their financing through International donors; drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, permitting procedures for business operations; conducting of international arbitrations and international dispute resolutions. LEXIA’ team comprises also highly qualified lawyers advising governments in the ENPI, IPA and other developing countries in relation to their legislative reforms in the energy, transport and environmental sector as well as private and public entities in the framework of privatization processes, concessions for oil and gas explorations, and the Flexible Mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol (Clean Development Mechanism and Emission Trading). The Firm has a branch office in Skopje and in London and allied law firms in Ankara (Turkey), Podgorica (Montenegro), Zara (Croatia) and Tirana (Albania). In addition, the Firm counts on a wide network of independent International law firms and legal experts in many jurisdictions, including USA, India, Iran, Tunisia, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, UAE.


  • Company incorporation
  • Establishment of branches and representative offices
  • Innovative start up companies
  • General Corporate Advisory
  • M&A and Private equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Joint Ventures
  • Project financing
  • Setting Private Public Partnership projects

  • Funds
  • Investment services
  • Capital markets
  • Regulation of listed companies
  • Private banking
  • Corporate immigration
  • Investors’ VISA Program (Golden VISA)
  • Italia start-up VISA program


  • Corporate tax adviosory
  • International tax planning
  • Tax litigation
  • Italy’ rewarding scheme program
  • Italy resident non-domiciled program
  • Customs


  • Franchising contracts
  • Know-how and Trade mark licensing contracts
  • Research and development contracts
  • Agency and distribution agreements

Regulatory matters

  • Greenfield and brownfield foreign direct investments in Italy
  • EU funding and other national or international funds
  • Legal opinions on EU and national regulatory framework applying to energy renewable sources, energy efficiency, electricity, oi& gas, climate change and environment; financial services and collective;investment undertakings; spatial and urban planning and real estate; retail and consumers.

Litigation and Arbitration
  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Domestic and international arbitration

Foreign Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish



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