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Francesca Rolla

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Litigation and Arbitration


With over 25 years' experience, Francesca Rolla works across nearly all areas of contentious work (from product liability litigation, mass torts and white collar crimes to corporate and commercial litigation) and in multiple industry sectors. Francesca also advises on remedies and strategies to manage potential exposure to criminal or regulatory investigations, assists in conducting internal investigations and represents clients before regulatory or criminal authorities. Francesca heads the Italian Litigation Practice and the Investigations, White Collar & Fraud Group in Italy. She also co-chairs the Hogan Lovells' Global Aerospace, Defense, and Government Disputes Group.


Law Degree (Magna cum laude), Universita Statale di Milano, Milano, 1988; Department of Economics and Political Science University, College of London, 1985


English, French, Italian


Italian Bar; International Association of Defence Counsel ("IADC"); International Bar Association (IBA)



Within: Compliance

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s ‘responsive and practical’ team is well known for its compliance expertise in criminal and corporate law, privacy and data protection, tax, product compliance, media and technology, environmental law and health and safety matters; the group also regularly assists with internal investigations. ‘Great contactFrancesca Angeloni and the ‘highly knowledgeableFulvia Astolfi are recommended along with Jeffrey Greenbaum, who is ‘very well connected to the relevant players and public entities’, Christian Di Mauro and Francesca Rolla, who ‘provides client-friendly advice’.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Within: Dispute resolution

Combining ‘deep industry knowledge with a real grasp of the judicial process’, Hogan Lovells Studio Legale handles a whole range of contentious work, from product liability litigation, mass torts and white-collar crimes to corporate, commercial and financial litigation. The practice assisted home improvement retailer Kingfisher France with an arbitration before the Chamber of Milan brought by Leroy Merlin Italia regarding the client’s alleged breach of representations and warranties in an M&A transaction. Other notable clients include New York University and Ariston Thermo. Practice head Francesca Rolla has ‘great expertise in litigation’ and offers ‘relevant, effective and tailored strategies for each matter’. Expert in contentious banking matters Filippo Chiaves and life science specialist Christian Di Mauro are also recommended. Counsel Andrea Atteritano is ‘a distinguished lawyer’.

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Italy: Industry focus

Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

The ‘outstandingHogan Lovells Studio Legale is active in the sectors of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare services, hospitals and healthcare providers and digital health. The practice assisted pharmaceutical company Recordati with a $300m acquisition of commercial rights to three drugs from AstraZeneca. Pfizer and Angelini are other notable clients. Litigation and product liability experts Francesca Rolla and Christian Di Mauro are highly recommended.

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