I am a senior associate in the Corporate department, with a passionate focus on technology and innovation. I mainly help teams of researchers, start-ups and innovative SMEs, from the beginning of the project to the later stages, including investment agreements.
I am a senior associate in the Corporate department in Milan. My first goal, in the profession is to clearly understand the specific needs of the client and build tailor-made solutions. I have a strong aptitude for dialogue and I work as one team with my clients.
I have significant experience in international projects and negotiations, particularly in connection with the United States. I deal with equity investment agreements towards foreign funds (e.g. USA, Qatar). In this field, thanks to my experiences in Silicon Valley and a research project on close corporations (conducted by the Universities of Bolzano, Trento and Innsbruck), I have acquired a deep knowledge of convertible financing instruments (s.f.p., convertible note, Safe). As a result, I collaborated with the research team for the drafting of the paper "Startups and Company Law: The Competive Pressure of Delawere on Italy (and Europe?)", in Eur. Bus. Org. Law Rev., 2019, 20, 599-605. In addition, my paper regarding the Simple agreement for future equity (SAFE) in the Italian legal system is currently being published in a leading economic-legal journal.
I like to contribute to the first, solid foundations of innovative projects. I deal with the drafting of framework agreements between team members in the phase preceding the establishment of the company in order to strengthen their cohesion and to protect founders' rights. I also draft company's By-laws suited for startups, with different degrees of complexity, as well as the related shareholders' agreements.
In my areas of expertise, I frequently carry out mentoring activities and seminars on behalf of universities, research centers and incubators. These activities allow me to have a direct dialogue and a better understanding of the innovation ecosystem. I have also carried out seminaries addressed to lawyers.
I am a partner and a jury member of the main business plan competition organized by the Liguria Region.
I speak Italian and English.