Uncompromising legal advice to weather the Digital Revolution

Our mission

We partner up with our clients to provide cutting-edge legal advice to grow their digital business. As an independent law firm we think long-term and have strong relationships with the legal elite worldwide. We support our clients as they face the ever-increasing implications of the technological revolution, even in traditional industries. 

Our services

M&A, PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

STARTUP

CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

DIGITAL REORGANIZATION

COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

DATA PRIVACY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

EMPLOYMENT

Team

Massimo Donna

Senior Partner

Nicola Louise Jenvey

Legal Director

Chiara Bianchi

Partner

Irina Hemei

Office Manager

Ferdinando Matteo Vella

Associate

Diego Campugiani

of counsel

Contacts

Paradigma – Law & Strategy is a law firm based in Milan, Italy. We work with a range of private sector organizations and individuals, to get in touch with us please fill in your details in the form below.

M&A, PRIVATE EQUITY
AND VENTURE CAPITAL

We regularly advise PE and VC funds, as well as entrepreneurs in relation to takeovers of investments in technology companies. We support our clients, step by step, from initial investment to subsequent investment rounds, add-on acquisitions and exits. Our clients span from multi national technology companies to companies operating in more traditional industries where technology has increasingly become instrumental to sustainable success.

STARTUP

We are startup enthusiasts. We advise a number of digital startups in different fields, such as digital health, sport-tech, food-tech, e-commerce, digital retail and Fintech.

Advising innovative digital businesses allows us to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest legal trends.

CRYPTO AND BLOCKCHAIN

Businesses at the forefront of crypto and blockchain innovation typically come to us when venturing into the Italian markets. Over the last few years, we have assisted crypto exchanges and wallet service providers – as well as players at the fringe of the crypto world, such as DeFi platforms- in relation to a broad range of regulatory issues.

We also advise online trading platforms in relation to their derivative crypto offerings. As crypto is increasingly partnering up with elite sport (and especially football) teams, we regularly advise in relation to complex sponsoring agreements.

DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS

Clients come to us for complex, high value disputes where strategic advice and sound judgement is essential.

Our litigation, alternative dispute resolution and arbitration team is renowned for successfully handling multi-million-Euro disputes in various fields, including digital assets mislicensing, financial products and sponsorship agreements.

DIGITAL REORGANIZATIONS

We help clients operating in more traditional industries to adjust to technological advancements.

We regularly advise clients in the fashion, art, hospitality, real estate and manufacturing sectors to set up digital business units and digitize existing lines of business.

COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

Over the years we have become the legal and strategic advisors of choice for global software houses and digital service providers. Most of our lawyers know life in tech corporations from the inside having acted as in-house counsels, which allows us to fully understand our clients’ needs and provide true commercial and strategic advice.

As technology becomes pervasive and spills out into once-more-traditional sectors, we are increasingly assisting clients in the fashion, cosmetics, retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries in relation to technology-related commercial agreements

DATA PRIVACY

We ensure that our clients comply with data privacy regulations. At a time when even corporates operating in the traditional sectors venture into the sharing economy, we regard data privacy and data security compliance as one of our main practice areas.

We regularly assist clients in relation to contentious and non-contentious matters before the Italian Data Protection Authority as well as in relation to litigation before national courts and arbitrators.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Our clients regularly seek our assistance in relation to copyright and brand protection, especially on the Internet. Our legal professionals ensure that our clients’ rights are safeguarded when moving or enhancing their businesses in the digital arena.

We make sure that our clients’ intellectual capital is protected in the framework of complex commercial contracts, such as franchising, merchandising and outsourcing agreements. We also assist our clients in relation to complex trademark and copyright litigation.

EMPLOYMENT

The digitization of economy has deeply impacted on employer/ staff dynamics. Digital devices now allow employers to measure executives and key employees’ performance with an unprecedented degree of accuracy.

At the same time, business reorganizations have become more agile and easier to carry out, while the gig economy is both granting business opportunities and posing serious challenges to industry innovators. We have experienced, from the inside, that the workplace has undergone a dramatic change in the past few years as a result of digitization and are best placed to help our clients weather the relevant challenges.
We also advise directors and executives in relation to discrimination, dismissals and demotions matters.