Mrs Martina Moscardi

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Via de Cantagalli n.15

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +39 055 269 2578
Practice Areas: Charity formation/administration, Company formation/management, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Philanthropy, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate, Wills and administration of deceased estates, International client, Succession planning
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Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Trustee/Fiduciary / Trust Officer
Avv. Martina Moscardi
STEP Italy

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Contentious Trusts and Estates | Cross-Border Estates | Philanthropy Advisors

Avv. Martina Moscardi


Personal data:

born May 7th, 1968 in Florence, Italy.

Status: Married, with two children

Nationality: Italian

Skype contact: martinamoscardi.

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  • Many years of experiences in international law field;
  • Areas of specialization: legal support to corporate tax planning, private wealth management, wills and inheritance law from a domestic and an international perspective.
  • More than ten years of experience in Trust Law: use of trust tool for foreign and national clients.
  • Speaker in many conferences and seminars both in native language and in English.
  • Good command of English, written and spoken, good command of French and school level of German. Satisfactory knowledge of Excell programme and good skills in preparing presentation slides both in Power Point and iOS environments.
  • Deep sense of organization and wide relationships realization capacity.




2003-to date:

Founder Partner of “Logos, Associazione tra professionisti”  formed by law firm, chartered accountants and  Trust srl  (the first Italian Trustee Company of Practitioners and Professionals);


  • provide best performance to companies and private needs both in traditional fields and more innovative areas;
  • draft contracts and agreements;
  • act as main legal support of in fiscal and tax areas for commercial contracts, company law issues and trusts law.
  • Contentious: acted on high net worthy claims defending trustee and beneficiaries interests;
  • Acted as main defendant on behalf of trustee before the Court of Appeal.


Legal Advisor for a Solar Energy Holding Company and its affiliates:

Non contentious: drafted contracts for external clients and internal contracts for tax planning issues.

Contentious: acted on € 500.000,00 claim defending the main contractor regarding the payment for additional works and counterclaims for payment. Advisor for negotiation agreement and drafted the new contract.



Of counsel of Legal Department of General Electric Oil and Gas - Nuovo Pignone SpA.

·         Advise and assist Global Service Dept. in reference with Contractual Service Agreement and Company Agreement (Veneto Consortium).

·         Prepare documentations and papers submitted to the General Directorate for contractual activity;

·         Translate into Italian drafting guide lines for Contractual Service Dept.


2001- 2002

Partner of Law Firm Pazzi (Studio Legale dell’Avv. Alessandro Pazzi e dell’Avv. Marco Baldassarri in Florence),

·         Advised in civil and administrative law both for private clients and companies;

·         Drafted commercial agreements for company;

·         Advised individuals in wills and inheritance law;

·         Counsellor in generation gap transfer.


·         Acted for a number of contractors;

·         Acted on behalf of worthy individuals in real estate and collateral matters.



1997- 2000

Partner of Law Firm Hofer-Lösch Torricelli (Florence – Brunik)

·         Advised in administrative and fiscal law matters;

·         Drafted contracts for a wide range of clients: Public Administrations and private clients.

·         Drafted commercial agreement for foreign clients especially those of German language.

·         Broad study cases in EU regulations and laws in contract and subcontract matters.

·         Review of speech and articles for Senior Partners.

·         Particularly sensible in pro-bono cases and advisor to Philanthropy and Religious clients.


·         Acted on Administrative Court for private clients in joint defence with Senior Partners;

·         Acted in matrimonial disputes and advised for one spouse asset agreement.


First Prize winner of the National Bar Association scholarship in EU Law and Regulations

Stage in Law Firm Prof. Antonio Tizzano – Bruxelles, (actual EU Court Judge).

·         Provided for documents and papers, drafted commercial agreement for private clients;

·         Wide case history on EU law and regulation, particularly referred to State aids and competition rules and international private law.

·         Prepare files and proper documents for meetings with the EU Commission.

·         Degree in EU competition Law.


From University Degree (Law University) 1993 to 1995 (Admission to the Bar)

·         Compulsory Legal Training Period in civil and criminal law matters.

·         Special attention  to matrimonial regime and protection of less worthy people.    





·         Member of “Associazione del Trust in Italia” and participant to the annual Master in Trust Law.



·         Admitted as Full Member STEP Worldwide –Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Actual Deputy Chairman of Step Italy and member of the Board since 2009



·         Participant to “Introduction to English Law of Trust” held in Cambridge (UK) by UIA (Union International des Avocats).



·         Participant to The Rules in the English Law of Trust” held in Oxford (UK) by UIA (Union International des Avocats).


·         Member of STEP SIGs Philantrophy Interest Group and Cross Border Estate Group. Actual member of STEP EU Committee as civil law professional.



Speaker at conferences and seminars

 October 2013                         “Philanthropy, a wide global international view”, Florence STEP Italy and ODEDC

 September 2013                      “Trust ed Actio Pauliana” in Treviso – STEP Italy e Studio Barel Malvestio & Associati – Law firm.

 May 2012                               Trust ed opere d’arte mobili” STEP Italy (Florence)

 March 2012                            “Analisi dell’istituto del Trust e della giurisprudenza italiana in materia” University of Rome La Sapienza


May 2011                                “Applicazione innovative dello strumento del Trust” Congresso Nazionale Associazione del trust in Italia

May 2010                               MIUR Rome “Il Trust della Musica”

 May 2009                                Speaker at the Public Manager Course: “The use of Trust in the Public Administration”

 April 2009                              Eumafinor Conference in Bocconi University -Milan “The use of Trusts in the Mediterranean “





May 2012:                  Lecture to Georgia State University (USA) Students in Florence on fundamental basis of civil law Jurisdiction and proceeding and essential rules of Italian Criminal Law.


September 2012          Lecture to New Haven University (USA) Students of Forensic Law Course on Criminal Law system in Italy and basic rules of Italian Jurisdiction.



 L’intervento del giudice nel trust e nel contratto di fiducia” in Autonomia privata e affidamenti fiduciari, (a cura di) A. Barba e D. Zanchi, Torino, 2012 – ed. Giappichelli


- On website sezione news/esperienze di diritto societario/ Tribunale di Bologna “BREVI NOTE SULL’ORDINANZA del Tribunale di Bologna nella causa n. rg 5262/2005 promossa secondo il rito di cui al D.Lgs 5/2003. A cura di Avv. Martina Moscardi, Firenze”


- Translation from French to Italian  (Loi du 27 juillet 2003), published on nei “Quaderni di Trusts e attività fiduciarie”, vol. II, IPSOA 2005.


- Translation from English to Italian of the People Republic of China Law on Trust


- Article on the Translation and Analysis of the People Republic of China Law on Trust “STEP Journal”Chinese Trust Law: an Italian translation”, The STEP Journal, January 2008, p. 15


- Author of some articles on Civil Law Column “STEP Journal”:

            a) “Common Law solutions in Civil Law World” issue July 2012;


            b) “ Art and Trust” – issue March 2013




Experiences in the trust law field:
From 1997 became experienced in asset management, in property protection, in family law.
Since 2001 use of the trust mainly referred to the English and Wales Law, the Jersey Law and the Isle of Man Law and started to use the trust in Italy.
From 2004 became a Professional Trustee: trustee of 2 Italian trusts and the legal advisor of approximately 40 Italian trusts.
Since 2009 member of the STEP Italy Board.
Speaker in many conferences organized by STEP Italy and by Italian Lawyer Board

2008 Attendance of the Course “ The Rules in the English Law of Trust” held in Oxford (UK) and organized by UIA (Union International des Avocats)

2009 Teacher at the Intensive Course for Managers in Public Sector on Italian trust law and practice (Pesaro – Italy)

Since fall 2007 Legal Counsel on trust law area and implementing trust tools for the local administrations

18-19 October 2007 During the STEP Europe Conference held in Rome I presented the first implementing clause in Italian Trust Deed concerning the compulsory mediation procedure.

June 2006 Attendance of the Course “Introduction to English Law of Trust” held in Cambridge (UK) and organized by UIA (Union International des Avocats)

October 2005 Speaker at the National Congress of the “Associazione il Trust in Italia” on the Translation into Italian of the Luxembourg Law on Trusts.

2001 - today Assistance in creating about 40 trust structures for Italian and foreign clients acting as advisors in drafting trust deeds. These structures are mainly related to family wealth management as well as to business and commercial issues.
Since 2005 Full Member of STEP, Society of Trustee and Estate Practitioners” – and current Vice Chairman of STEP Italy, located in Milan.

2004 Member and Secretary of the first Italian Association for Trustee “Associazione dei trustee professionali d’Italia”

Since 2003 Member of the Italian Association for the study and enforcement of the trust in Italy “Associazione il Trust in Italia”

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