The Cathay Associates network member in Milan, Italy:
Paradigma Law & Strategy

Established: 2014

Staff: 11

“Experience is the teacher of all things.”

— Julius Caesar

Paradigma Law & Strategy is well-versed in the areas of law that are fundamental to business success. As a law firm with deep roots in Italy, we advise clients from both the private and public sectors, whether at the national or international level, offering tailor-made solutions for Italian clients seeking to internationalize their business, and for foreign clients wanting to invest in Italy or abroad.  We help our foreign clients to understand the complexities of the Italian business environment. We are the trusted legal and strategic advisers of our domestic clients who accept the challenges of globalization.


Venture Capital Law Firm in Italy – Global Law Experts (2014 and 2015)

Commercial Law Firm in Italy – Corporate INTL Magazine (2015)


  • Advising a Middle Eastern Government in relation to the acquisition and renovation of a new consular building;
  • Advising an UK fintech company in relation to licensing agreements with a number of European lenders;
  • Advising a digital fashion company in relation to a multi-million VC investment;
  • Advising an UK chemical company in relation to the restructuring of its operations in Italy.


Massimo Donna

Managing Partner

Antonio Sclapari



Touching a wide-range of legal and business issues concerning Italy, Paradigma Law offers a one-stop-shop for comprehensive legal services.  With a strong client portfolio including national and international clients from both the private and public sectors–and with first-hand experience in deal-making and contract negotiations in the EMEA and Latin America regions–our Milan firm provides a key point of contact.  Our Italian office is able to act with local knowledge while at the same time connecting to the Cathay Associates global network, giving the necessary know-how on both ends of the venture. We are a leading law firm advising on all practice areas that are essential to a strategic approach to business, and that means we provide seamless and always up-to-date business development in Italy and abroad.


Our recent clients include Middle East governments, UK and Italian multinational companies.  With our tailor-made client-focused approach, our Milan office is a go-to firm for legal and business solutions to highly complex matters that national and international public and private entities face in their day-to-day business development. We boast the expertise in all those areas that are fundamental to helping clients achieve their goals, including in foreign investment, corporate and M&A, tax, banking and finance, private equity, energy, intellectual property, real estate, litigation and arbitration, in all cases both in Italy and abroad.


  • Financial Technology

We advise our clients on e-commerce, software and IT services.  In recent years, an increased number of industries have been disrupted and transformed by technology. As a result, our clients are increasingly asking to be advised and guided through the new challenges posed by technology procurement and deployment.  Most of our lawyers have gained substantial experience in senior in-house roles at multinational IT companies, which allows them to fully understand the challenges faced by our clients’ in-house legal teams.

  • Data Privacy

We pride ourselves on providing business-oriented, lean solutions to all types of data privacy issues faced by our clients in a variety of industries, including technology, fashion, retail and banking and financial services. Recent instructions include advising on simultaneous multi-jurisdiction processing of personal data for the purposes of commercial profiling.

  • Crowdfunding

Our professional experience uniquely positions us to advise platforms, investors and entrepreneurs in the crowdfunding industry. We can effectively meet the needs of clients at every stage of development and look forward to helping the next generation of companies succeed in the global marketplace.

We are able to assist the formation and maintenance of reward/donation as well as equity based crowdfunding companies, and also provide assistance to companies aiming to apply for equity crowdfunding campaigns on their share capital, with a view of giving them advice on the application procedure, the business plan, general compliance, assistance on the specific transaction and support for the granting of any relevant tax benefit.

Our services include but not limited to company formation, fund formation, general compliance, crowdfunding consulting, consumer securities provisions, private and public financings, M&A transactions, investment properties, IP rights, etc.

  • Public International Law

Our office is well-versed in international law matters relevant to our clients, both in contentious and non-contentious matters.  We have a high level experience and a deep understanding that stretches across a wide area of issues. Our recent clients include Middle Eastern governments, showing our strong expertise in this area.



Piazza Luigi Vittorio Bertarelli 1, 20122 Milan, Italy

(+39) 02 36552788

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