The right balance


Hi.lex is an independent, middle-sized specialist law firm, efficient in its activity and fair in its charging policy.


Ranked in Chambers Europe 2019
Ranked in Chambers Europe 2020
Ranked in Legal500 2020
Recognised by Best Lawyers 2020
Ranked in Leaders League 2019-2020

Hilex litigation team, headed by Maurizio Traverso, has been recommended by Chambers in 2019 and 2020, and has been ranked as a leading firm in the same area by the LEGAL 500, 2020 (EMEA Dispute Resolution). Several Hilex lawyers have been recommended for Italy by Best Lawyers 2020. The firm and Maurizio Traverso as a key professional have been ranked as highly recommended by Leaders League 2019-2020.


What the team is known for Established boutique that continues to win praise for its capabilities in litigation and arbitration. Assists with contentious IP, corporate and financial mandates. Represents clients active in a variety of sectors, including heavy industry, real estate and finance. Further advises on disputes arising from the insurance industry.

Clients appreciate that the firm is “very experienced in international cases”.

One interviewee recommends the team for “knowing how to do work at top level” in addition to being proficient at handling international matters, adding: “Team members have a perfect level of English”.

The Legal 500

Hilex litigation team, headed by Maurizio Traverso, has been ranked as a leading firm in the EMEA Dispute Resolution area by the LEGAL 500 (2020).

Very dedicated team providing efficient, high-quality service”.

Maurizio Traverso and Emanuele Breggia take care of any detail, in instructing the case and then building up the general strategy. Very efficient and effective in their action, having always in mind the goal to be reached”.

Maurizio Traverso is a very high level professional, recognised as such for a long time. Attention to the client’s interest, deep knowledge of the procedures and focus on the result all characterise him”.

Emanuele Breggia is also a remarkable practitioner”.

Best Lawyers

Our partners Maurizio Traverso (Litigation; Intellectual Property Law), Emanuela Ferro (Litigation; Intellectual Property Law) and Marco Carbonara (Banking and Financial Law; Mergers and Acquisitions) have been recommended for Italy by Best Lawyers 2020.

Leaders League

Our firm and Maurizio Traverso as a key professional have been ranked as highly recommended by Leaders League 2019-2020 for Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration



We form well-balanced teams composed of partners closely involved, together with selected young associates having suitable skills and experience depending on the complexity of the assignment.


Specialization, technical expertise, innovation, creativity, sensitivity and in-depth analysis, combined with an efficient structure allow us to ensure high standards of assistance in terms of responsiveness and quality in complex cases.


To us, integrity means to abide by the most rigorous ethical and conduct rules in the interest of the Client and in compliance with the standards that our profession requires in the public interest.


Special care to the Client’s particular needs and expectations. Attention to the uniqueness of the Client’s projects and problems.
To build a rapport with the Client.


We are aware that fees should always be kept under control. Therefore, we never come up with unpleasant surprises to our Client and strive to find, together with him or her, a tailor made fee structure, with flexibility, fairness and transparency.


  • Mergers,
    Acquisitions and Extraordinary Transactions
  • Corporate law
  • Restructuring
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial contracts
  • Real Estate
  • Family assets and trusts
  • Intellectual Property and Competition
  • Tax
  • Labour
  • Criminal law
  • Legislative Decree No. 231/2001
  • Internazionale

Thanks to the consolidated relationship with clients operating in different industries, the firm’s professionals have an in-depth knowledge of various sectors, such as, among others: Private Equity, Venture Capital, Private Debt, Financial Services, Food, Luxury & Fashion, Textiles, Real Estate, Hotellerie, Chemicals, Information Technology, Electronics, Security, Energy & Cleantech, Automotive, Entertainment, Education, Logistics & Services, e Blockchain Technology.


  • Emanuele Breggia partner
    Emanuele Breggia
  • Fabio Cappelletti partner
    Fabio Cappelletti
  • Marco Carbonara partner
    Marco Carbonara
  • Emanuela Ferro partner
    Emanuela Ferro
  • Luca Iaboni partner
    Luca Iaboni
  • Leonardo Proni partner
    Leonardo Proni
  • Francesco Torelli partner
    Francesco Torelli
  • Maurizio Traverso partner
    Maurizio Traverso
  • Stefano Baroni of counsel
    Stefano Baroni
  • Federico Bulfoni of counsel
    Federico Bulfoni
  • Francesco Dimundo of counsel
    Francesco Dimundo
  • Luca Membretti of counsel
    Luca Membretti
  • Lia Meroni of counsel
    Lia Meroni
  • Daniele Speranzini of counsel
    Daniele Speranzini
  • Carlotta Alvino associate
    Carlotta Alvino
  • Giovanni Caniggia associate
    Giovanni Caniggia
  • Federico Cerboni associate
    Federico Cerboni
  • Melania Ferrara associate
    Melania Ferrara
  • Martina Ferrin associate
    Martina Ferrin
  • Teresa Grisotti associate
    Teresa Grisotti
  • Serena Nasuti associate
    Serena Nasuti
  • Michele Quagliata associate
    Michele Quagliata
  • Diana Passoni associate
    Diana Passoni

A solid knowledge of the law, passion and pragmatism.

We see a long-term investment in every young Colleague;
for such reason our selection process is particularly scrupulous.

Each candidate is examined and evaluated directly by the Partnership,
undergoing at least three interviews, in Italian and in English.

The essential prerequisites are:
a solid basic legal knowledge,
passion for law,
writing skills,
sharing the most rigorous ethical,
and professional standards.

If you are interested in sending us your CV, please address the same to:

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