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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)


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Within: Dispute resolution

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s ‘experienced’ dispute resolution practice has ‘expertise in complex procedures’ spanning commercial, corporate, criminal and insurance cases, and demonstrates ‘deep knowledge in product liability litigation’, where it ‘quickly grasps the technical issues relevant to a case’. Clients include Lloyds Bank, British American Tobacco and Kuwait Petroleum Italia. Practice head Francesca Rolla operates at an ‘international top level’ and Christian Di Mauro is also ‘excellent’; Filippo Chiaves was promoted to the partnership.

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Healthcare and life sciences

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Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells Studio Legale

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells Studio Legale’s team regularly advises on regulatory matters, such as product compliance matters, and stands out for its digital health expertise, including reviewing how new technologies utilise healthcare data and defending digital healthcare leaders in investigations and legal actions. Milan-based Francesca Rolla is recommended for product liability and mass tort litigation, as well as non-contentious product safety and product compliance matters. Giovanni Ghirardi is a patent expert and IP specialist Luigi Mansani’s ‘deep experience is clear’ to see.

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