Dr. Dario Item is a practicing lawyer and an expert in international diplomatic affairs. He is a member of the European Caucus of Antigua and Barbuda Ambassadors and Honorary Consuls. 

Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda

The committee promotes the tourism and travel initiatives of the majestic Caribbean destination known for its 365 beaches – one for each day of the year! 

The group promotes Antigua and Barbuda, not just a remarkable holiday destination, but also as progressive investment hub in the region. 


Aside from being an advocate for the country, Dr. Dario Item has extensive experience in the field of criminal law. His expertise extends into the aspects of trust and fiduciary law, banking and financial market law, as well as diplomatic and consular laws. He also specialises in advising clients in all matters of banking and financial law. 

Career and affiliations

Ambassador Dario Item joined the Cantone Ticino Lawyer Register in 1998. He also became a member of the Cantone Ticino Notary Association in 1999. 

Dr. Item is a member of the Swiss Federation of Lawyers and Notaries. He has been working with the multidisciplinary law firm I&P Law Office SA from Lugano since 2000. 

Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), he is part of the professional body for advisers who specialise in inheritance and succession planning. 

He has extensive experience and currently works in various facets of the law profession. From banking and finance, his expertise also covers the following areas: 

– Criminal law and international letters rogatory;

– Trusts and fiduciary activities law;

– Estate planning;

– Civil liability law;

– Civil arbitration and litigation

Over the years, Dr. Item has developed an extensive knowledge of interdisciplinary aspects of his career, particularly in the economic and international fields. 

He currently serves as the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the Kingdom of Spain, the Principality of Monaco, and the Principality of Liechtenstein.