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De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

VIA SAN PAOLO 7, 20121 MILANO, ITALY
Tel:
Work +39 02 72 55 41
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Fax +39 02 72 55 45 00
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www.dejalex.com
Brussels, Milan, Moscow, Rome
De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Avvocato Maria Cristina Franchini, Milan, ITALY

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Avvocato Maria Cristina Franchini

Tel:
Work +39 02 72554.1
Email:
Web:
www.dejalex.com
De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani

Work Department

Practices
Commercial and Contracts
Domestic and Cross-border Litigation
Intellectual Property and Licensing
Private International Law

Industries
Consumer Goods
Fashion and Luxury
IT&TMT
Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

Position

Maria Cristina Franchini is a co-founding partner of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani and head of the litigation team.

Career

Previously, she spent a teaching period at Genoa State University, and worked at Studio Graziadei, then the leading international law firm in Italy.

Maria Cristina’s areas of concentration are domestic and cross-border litigation, private international law, IP law and litigation, licensing and commercial.

In the recent years, Maria Cristina masterminded the defense of various patented active principles belonging to Big Pharma multinationals, as well as of renowned luxury and fashion brands.

She has been in charge of a number of multi-jurisdiction litigations in contractual, insurance and corporate cases.

She is familiar with criminal and public law aspects, and has developed proven skills of multidisciplinary work in coordination with criminal and administrative law counsels, foreign lawyers, forensic economists, experts and consultants.

Languages

Italian, English, French, Spanish

Member

Admitted to the Supreme Court
Admitted to the Italian Bar

Education

Genoa, Degree in Law (cum laude), Genoa State University


Italy

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani’s ‘available and competent’ team, which counts commercial and IP litigation as well as arbitration as particular strengths, has ‘excellent dispute capabilities at an international level’ and ‘stands out for its professional and ethical approach with both clients and adversary parties’. Litigation expert Maria Cristina Franchini, mediator Giovanni de Berti and ‘excellent arbitratorMichelangelo Cicogna head the practice. David Maria Santoro successfully represented state electricity company Servizio Elettrico Nazionale in a claim against the Italian state related to the reimbursement of favourable energy tariffs to several radio and TV broadcasting companies. With respect to arbitration, the team is acting as co-counsel in an ICSID arbitration against the State of Kuwait.

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