Revolutionary indeed, both Romina Guglielmetti and her venture, Starclex, continue to set the pace in the legal industry while breaking new ground and innovating world-class solutions.
Today, Starclex holds a significant position in the market as a name associated with a company offering excellent service in all areas of business and commercial law. The Starclex team, which consists of knowledgeable professionals from various industry sectors with a strong international background and exceptional skills, continues to put in the effort and make a name for itself in the sector by providing support that is supported by its extensive industry knowledge, which is well-known in the Italian and international business community.
Headquartered in Lombardia, Italy, and under the supervision of Romina Guglielmetti, who founded the company in 2013, Starclex specialises in providing ordinary and exceptional support to listed and non-listed companies in the fields of corporate and commercial law, corporate governance and compliance, banking and financial law, internet law, intellectual property, and innovative start-ups and SMEs. Emerging in the legal space, Romina Guglielmetti’s privately owned law firm has been dealing with complex issues every day, developing innovative solutions to meet the needs of the customers.
The visionary leader
Romina Guglielmetti, Founding Partner of Starclex, is a lawyer with expertise in corporate governance, corporate law, banking, and capital markets law. In addition to lecturing in university courses and master’s programmes with a corporate governance focus, she has developed substantial competence in advising listed and private organisations in several business sectors. She was a founder member of Starclex in 2013, and from 2007 to 2013 she served as a partner at Studio Santa Maria; from 2000 to 2004 she was a senior associate at Studio Legale Bonelli Erede Pappalardo (now BE); and from 2004 to 2007 she was of counsel at Studio Notarile Marchetti.
The inspiring lady was also involved in the corporate governance of financial institutions, listed companies, and state-controlled businesses, with a focus on control systems (at the individual and group level), succession plans, related party transactions, and the appropriateness of the composition and operation of boards of directors.
Sharing more about her persona and goals, the magnificent woman asserted, “I would like to be remembered for professionalism and competence, together with the capability to assist clients in complex operations (M&A, IPOs, takeover bids), or in delicate corporate governance issues. “I would like to be remembered for the capacity to combine, with a tailormade approach, the experience I got in the professional and academic field with the experience I gained as a board of directors and control member of primary listed companies, operating in different sectors (e.g., Enel, Italgas, MPS, Tod’s, Compass Banca, ITA Airways, Fondazione Milano-Cortina 2026, Pininfarina, Dea Capital Investment Funds SGR, etc.).”
The Exclusive Service Portfolio of Starclex
The young and dynamic law firm, with high technical skills and united by a deep passion for their work and for legal Starclex, deal with complex issues every day, developing innovative solutions to meet the needs of the customers on the following issues:
Ordinary corporate matters: helping boards and other company functions with governance issues, compliance and control systems, and developing, analysing, and restating bylaws, internal policies, and regulations (such as compliance, control, and internal dealing procedures, ethical codes, and the structuring and functions of board committees).
They support publicly traded businesses with regard to the legal and compliance aspects of their interactions with shareholders and regulatory bodies, with a focus on the accuracy, completeness, and coherence of their communications to the market and to oversight bodies. In dealing with the Bank of Italy and Consob (in relation to extraordinary corporate operations, regulatory penalties, etc.), structuring their control and governance procedures, dealing with fit and proper tests, and board evaluation processes, they support businesses and financial intermediaries.
Starclex specialises in assisting governance bodies with planning and recording meetings, providing legal advice, and, more broadly, advising businesses on difficult corporate decisions (public market transactions, situations involving conflicts of interest, transactions involving correlated parties, etc.); extraordinary corporate matters: advising companies and financial intermediaries on complex extraordinary transactions such as IPOs, tender offers, M&A, spin-offs, and demergers.
The Strong Clientele
The clientele that can benefit from Starclex’s service includes Italian and internationally listed companies as well as private firms in every phase of their companies’ lives. Additionally, Starclex offers legal assistance to businesses, banks, financial organisations, and groups during board and shareholder meeting activities. This assistance extends even to businesses with control system profiles.
In fact, Starclex’s goal in assisting clients is to foster a cultural evolution so that the obligations imposed by industry regulations are not perceived as mere bureaucratic burdens but rather as tools for creating value for the company and all its stakeholders. The company helps businesses both before and after they list, offering a variety of qualified services spanning from daily assistance to the organisation of board and shareholder meeting proceedings, from extraordinary transactions to relations with the authorities and the market.
Standing at a Distinctive Stance in the Legal World
With years of expertise in intricate, global operations and a thorough understanding of the Italian market, Starclex is a dynamic reality that can provide its clientele with a flexible, constantly-evolving approach. Starclex works in full judge independence to provide clients independent assistance and supplies finalised consulting services to the client’s objects and needs. Associated with in-depth knowledge of the issuer and its management, this perspective allows the team to be ready and effective in assisting the client in ordinary activities, in structured capital transactions, or in the acquisition of complementary third-party companies that are strategic to the growth path. Several businesses have asked for the continuation of the collaboration relationship with our company, in part due to the strong bond of confidence that has been established.
The Latest Tech Evolutions
Starclex is adapting to the changes in its market sector, which is distinguished by a significant amount of competition, by investing in young, motivated personnel, valuing unique attitudes and competencies, and enhancing the client’s approach in terms of professionalism, service accuracy, dedication, costs, and the sensitivity of new technologies.
Talents and diversity Valorization, flexibility, and digitalization are aspects that have an impact on the sustainability of legal firms, and Starclex, although a specialised boutique, is spotting emerging needs in the legal consulting sector that may be of interest to its clients even in the future.
Overcoming the Hurdles
Along the Way The major challenge to face has been to establish itself on the market. Starclex is a young company that was founded by my partner Carlo Riganti and Romina when they were only thirty and forty years old, respectively. As a result, it took a lot of energy to gain the trust of clients, expand the network, and be able to generate the money needed to invest in structures and sources quickly. Being a woman was initially a possible disadvantage, but this has been greatly overcome.
When questioned about her future ambitions, Romina stated, “In the coming years, I will see myself committed to consolidating and further enhancing our outcomes, both in terms of business and in terms of developing the firm’s structure, confronting more worldwide perspectives.”
“From a personal standpoint, I wish to make up for my family’s tolerance by giving it more time. They have always supported me in my decisions. I have always been fascinated by the idea of striking the appropriate balance between work and family, and I have never done so unless it was absolutely necessary.