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

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
20121 MILANO

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial
Insolvency and Restructuring

Energy and Environment
Railways, Aviation and Logistics
Industrial Products and Equipment
Water Treatment


Cristina Fussi is since year 2000 a partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani.


She was previously general counsel of a large US multinational group.

Cristina has been practising for more than twenty years in the area of corporate, M&A and international transactional work with special expertise in cross border distressed M&A deals including lease and purchase of going concerns from distressed companies and insolvency/receivership procedures, debt restructuring and group reorganization.

Cristina is frequently involved in forensic analysis and evaluation aimed at identifying actual or potential fraud and/or breach of contract by the management or the sellers in M&A transactions, including the determination of the damage.

She has developed an in-depth knowledge of the industry sectors of the clients she has represented for many years, including aviation (the subsidiaries of the main French airline in a joint venture with Alitalia); railway transport (the main Swiss railway company); environment and water treatment (leading US and Swedish groups); machine manufacturing (Chinese listed companies buying from distressed Italian groups); construction (large Italian groups expanding their activities in Russia) and semiconductor industry (a large Japanese supplier in joint venture with an Italian-French semiconductor manufacturer).

Cristina is a frequent speaker at conferences and a vice-chair of the IBA Insolvency Section.

She is regularly mentioned on Legal500 in the Corporate and M&A practice.

She is vice-chair of ASLA, the Association of Italian Associated Law Firms.
She is an active member of ASLA Women and leads pro bono projects, in particular involving African countries.


Italian, English, French, German


Admitted to the Italian Bar


Milan, Degree in Law, University of Milan

Lawyer Rankings

Italy > Commercial, corporate and M&A

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani advises on commercial agreements with customers, suppliers, distributors and franchisees. The team is best known for M&A, spin offs, corporate restructurings, reorganisations, and joint ventures. It is also one of the few Italian law firms to have had a Moscow office for over 20 years. Marco Frazzica is an automotive and steel industry specialist; Gianni Forlani handles corporate law and M&A at domestic and international levels; and Cristina Fussi has special expertise in cross-border distressed M&A.