Avvocato Maria Cristina Franchini > De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani > Milan, Italy > Lawyer Profile

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
20121 MILANO

Work Department

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

Consumer Goods
Fashion and Luxury
Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences


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


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.


Italian, English, French, Spanish


Admitted to the Supreme Court
Admitted to the Italian Bar


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

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Dispute resolution

At De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, litigation, arbitration and mediation are divided into three ad hoc sub-practices, respectively led by founding partner Maria Cristina Franchini, Michelangelo Cicogna and of counsel Giovanni de Berti. The specific teams are staffed by teams of professionals from the firm’s two Italian offices in Milan and Rome. The firm, which also has bases in Brussels and Moscow, combines international and cross-border litigation with private international law, advising clients on real estate and insolvency, IP and commercial matters, as well as product, medical and pharmaceutical liability. Andrew G. Paton is qualified in Australia, England and Wales and Italy.