1896 is the year of foundation of our Law Firm by Antonio Riva, a lawyer, notary and politician from Lugano.

Studio1896 is part of this tradition, combined with a team of specialized professionals, to still give the best answers to the needs of our customers.

We assist private and commercial/corporate clients in every area of law.

Our activity consists of support and advice, as well as assistance before judicial authorities of all kinds, administrative rather than judicial, including arbitration proceedings.

Our lawyers have specific expertise in various areas of law, covering the needs in commercial matters, real estate, family, inheritance, employment, corporate, banking, insurance, construction, health, energy, tax, permits and naturalizations.

All notarial services are also guaranteed by several notaries.

Our working philosophy is based on correctness, concreteness, speed and effectiveness.

Studio 1896 is since many years member of GGI Global Alliance AG, one of the first worldwide alliance of well-established and experienced accounting, consulting and law firms that are committed to providing clients with specialist solutions for their international business requirements (https://www.ggi.com).

Since its establishment in 1896, our firm has been located in Palazzo Riva, a prestigious historical building in the centre of Lugano, in via Pretorio n. 7, in the old quarter of Verla, in front

Inside the Riva Palace there are valuable pictorial and decorations, of which you can see a small part in these pages.