A founding partner of Lexia Avvocati, Francesco Dagnino specialises in corporate law, corporate governance (with a particular focus on listed companies), telecommunications, securities regulation, investment services, asset management and regulation of financial institutions. Francesco has also an extensive experitse on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, real estate and venture capital. He serves also as a vice-chairman of the Italian Shareholders’ Rights Association (Associazione Italiana per l’Esercizio dei Diritti degli Azionisti – AIEDA).
Francesco Dagnino was admitted to the Italian Bar in 2006. He 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. He is the author of many academic publications in the field of corporate law, regulation of financial institutions and private international company law and he is a regular speaker at conferences. He has previously founded the law firm Criscuoli, Dagnino & Associati and worked at Chiomenti, Latham & Watkins and Annunziata e Associati.