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About us

About us

Updated on Tuesday 26th April 2016 is a member of the Bridgewest legal network that operates in over 65 European countries. Bridgewest provides corporate services to international clients interested in doing business in Italy and other countries all over Europe, through its local teams of affiliated lawyers.

Who are our local affiliate lawyers in Italy?

Francesco Dagnino

lawyer_italy.jpgOur point of contact is Attorney-at-Law Francesco Dagnino, a lawyer with numerous practice areas – from corporate, M&A, banking law, financial regulation and investment services to commercial contracts, real estate, litigation, arbitration, startups, incorporation of local and foreign companies etc.

He speaks three languages:


Since 2006, Francesco Dagnino is a member of the Italian BAR Association, he was appointed “Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholar” and a Fulbright Scholar at New York University School of Law and he obtained an LL.M. in Corporation Law from the same institution. Dagnino also holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bologna and he graduated in law summa cum laude at the University of Palermo.

Francesco Dagnino wrote many articles for publications in the field of corporate governance, regulation of financial institutions and private international company law. Before joining Criscuoli Dagnino e Associati law firm in Milan, he was an associate for leading international law firms in Italy, such as Latham&Watkins, Chiomenti and Annunziata e Associati. Presently, he works for Lexia Avvocati, the new brand name of Criscuoli Dagnino e Associati, after the merger with two other Italian firms.

About Bridgewest

Bridgewest, the international legal network which owns, is a registered trademark with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) in the European Union.

You may see below the certificate of registration for Bridgewest: