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Hogan Lovells International LLP
00187 ROME

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises Italian and international clients on compliance with GDPR and 2018's Privacy Code reform. The team also regularly liaises with Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) officers on privacy and data protection issues, and assists with matters involving the use of data, including litigation before the DPA and ordinary courts. Massimiliano Masnada's experience covers mobile technology, social media, connected cars, telemedicine, cloud computing, online tracking, and cross-border data transfers, where he handles contentious and non-contentious matters.

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The team has fantastic knowledge of privacy and data protection.

Its experience has been developed over many years, long before privacy became a hot topic. The team’s great knowledge of law and of the market means it provides advice that is always relevant, focused and business oriented.

Massimiliano Masnada is great as both litigator and compliance counsel. He is one of the biggest experts in privacy law in Italy – very passionate about his work, always reliable and eager to help even in real time.

Key clients

Google Group

AXA Group



Santander Consumer Bank

Banca PSA

Italian government’s digital team



Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's cross-practice life sciences team covers a wide range of cases, from corporate M&A and licences to patents, disputes, compliance and product liability. It has been praised for its 'very deep knowledge' of the sector. Team head Christian Di Mauro works for international and Italian clients, specialising in dealing with product issues from a safety and quality perspective. In recent work, the group assisted LivaNova with managing the effect of allegations of patient injury and death connected to the use of the company's devices. The team often liaises with market surveillance authorities and handles regulatory matters and criminal investigations.

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I believe that the lawyers working in Hogan Lovells are the best IP lawyers in Italy. They have excellent knowledge of the IP laws and are very smart in finding the best approach for supporting their clients either during a litigation and during a negotiation.’

Executable advice and great attitude even in crisis.’

Francesca Rolla: special knowledge in product liability and life sciences.’

Riccardo Fruscalzo is an exceptional practitioner and very knowledgeable in life sciences. He is always very responsive and receptive to the requests and needs of the client.’

Key clients




Takeda Shire


Eli Lilly


CHR Hansen Italia

Fidia Farmaceutici

Formula Pharmaceuticals

Qiagen Marseille

Industry focus: TMT Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP 's client list includes a number of globally recognised brands and it is highly regarded in the TMT sector for its 'business-oriented solutions' and the depth and range of its expertise. Team head Marco Berliri, who one of the best-known TMT lawyers in Italy, recently represented YouTube in liability and copyright infringement matters. The practice's work is at the cutting edge of legal issues related to the sector, from advice on tourism regulation (for Expedia) to online consumer protection (for Uber). Massimiliano Masnada is an expert in privacy and data protection law.

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The TMT department stands out for its capacity to understand the request immediately. They are incredibly knowledgeable in IT/TMT matters and very quick to reply. They know the market and the business very well, and are able to identify business-oriented solutions to legal issues. Marco Berliri, the head of the IT/TMT team, is an outstanding professional. He is always available even at short notice, up-to-date and clever, very business-oriented, quick to reply. He has a deep knowledge of the TMT world both from a business and a legal standpoint, on both national and international issues. Alberto Bellan, senior associate in the IT/TMT team, is a passionate litigator and also an academic. He is very curious and always up to date with the most recent developments of law in the IT world. Paola La Gumina, counsel in the IT/TMT team, is one of the first lawyers in Italy to have specialized on TMT matters, and has a deep knowledge of the market and of the many legal issues that it has attracted down the years. She delivers precise and full advice, making complex matters easy to solve.’

The team has an extensive experience in ISP liability matters. All members of the team are very dedicated to the client. Marco Berliri and Alberto Bellan are exceptional practitioners. They are very knowledgeable and reliable and always strive to give a creative solution and outlook on legal issues.’

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Intellectual property Tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice handles the full range of IP matters for international clients, and is lauded for its 'great knowledge' of IP and regulatory issues in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as its proficiency in coordinating IP litigation across different jurisdictions. The team advises companies in relation to patents, trademark negotiations and enforcement proceedings across the life sciences, food and beverage, luxury goods and technology sectors, working in tandem with the international firm's strong bench of technology, media and telecoms lawyers. The team is led by the hugely experienced duo of Luigi Mansani and Giovanni Ghirardi.


‘Hogan Lovells’ intellectual property department is one of the best in Italy in terms of availability and quality of the legal advice provided.’

‘Giovanni Ghirardi deserves special mention due to his availability, quick turnaround times and the quality of legal advice.’

‘The lawyers are very attentive while dealing with legal and technical matters, both in written procedures and during oral hearings before the courts.’

Key clients

Eli Lilly




Gruppo Cassina (Poltrona Frau)

Bottega Veneta


Administrative and public law Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's administrative and public law team benefits from its integration into the firm's global network. It also works closely with many of the firm's other practices, including M&A, and project and structured finance, which enables the team to cater to the needs of Italian and international clients across various sectors. It has been particularly active handling environmental matters and public tenders and has also seen a steady stream of work from the oil and gas sector. Francesca Angeloni heads the team, which is known for its 'industry knowledge' and 'ability to understand business needs'. Senior associate Emanuela Cocco is also noted.

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The commitment to support the client’s request, even when really challenging, was one of the key capabilities Hogan Lovells put in place over the last few years.’

Francesca Angeloni’s seniority and customer-oriented vision allowed her to support the company even beyond environmental law, advising in delicate M&A procedures, delivering results always according to our timing needs.’

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP assists domestic and foreign banks, payment institutions, e-money institutions and financial intermediaries with banking and payment services, financing activities, AML issues, consumer credit, and banking transparency requirements. Highly rated for his European and Italian financial regulation expertise, Jeffrey Greenbaum interacts daily with financial regulators in developing and interpreting financial regulation. Senior associate Claudia Colomba advises on the regulatory side to collective management, pensions, insurance, banking and payment services.

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Very good knowledge of banking regulations and market practices.

Excellent co-ordination between partners and associates.

A very well-structured team of proactive, client-focused lawyers.

Jeffrey Greenbaum and senior associate Claudia Colomba manage clients’ expectations well, providing the pros and cons analysis of different envisaged scenarios.

Compliance Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a significant track record in compliance in relation to internal investigations, criminal law, privacy and data protection, corporate and commercial law, tax, product liability and product compliance. Other areas of strength are media and technology, competition, environmental law, and health and safety. Fulvia Astolfi leads the compliance 231 practice, and Jeffrey Greenbaum regularly advises on compliance issues involving AML, the Payment Services Directive and Brexit. Francesca Rolla in Milan heads the Italian investigations, white-collar and fraud department. Data compliance expert Massimiliano Masnada was recently promoted to partner.


The team stands out for its capacity to understand clients’ requests immediately and focus on the priorities.

It is extremely focused on clients’ business needs.’

Francesca Rolla is an outstanding lawyer and a great team and project leader. The combination of the two makes the advice she provides unique and incredibly efficient in really tight situations.

Massimiliano Masnada is great as a litigator and compliance counsel.

Key clients

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries










Just Eat


Industry focus: luxury goods Tier 2

The fashion and luxury team at Hogan Lovells International LLP covers a range of practice areas related to the sector. The firm has handled M&A for luxury clients, and is also active in IP, both in high-value litigation and advising on advertising, trade mark and distribution agreements. The department has also recently handled a number of real estate and administrative cases in this space. Antonio Di Pasquale is a key name for corporate law, while the team also benefits from Giovanni Ghirardi's expertise in trade marks and unfair competition. Head of IP, Luigi Mansani, leads ongoing advice to Bottega Veneta on IP matters. Senior associate Maria Luce Piattelli is also noted.


Deep knowledge and responsiveness.’

Key clients

Il Bisonte


Bottega Veneta

Frau Group

Bally Schuhfabriken

JAB Luxury Group

Ermanno Scervino


Gebrüder Thonet

Philippe Model


Investment funds Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team 'provides very targeted advice that is tailored to clients' needs'. It assists leading domestic and foreign asset management companies, investment funds, investment firms and banks with a wide range of regulatory matters. Jeffrey Greenbaum is a widely respected international financial regulatory specialist and Claudia Colomba, who has broad regulatory experience, is an experienced senior associate.

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Provides very targeted advice that is tailored to clients’ needs.

The professionalism, coverage and team work make this practice unique. Furthermore, it always proactively anticipates topics, issues and problems, which is real added value for business.

Clients love working with Jeffrey Greenbaum. He has an amazing network, which he is able to activate in service of his clients; and in addition to his superior legal knowledge, he is also really pleasant to work with.

Senior associate  Claudia Colomba is always available and able to explain and solve issues.

Key clients

MFS Investment Management Company (Lux)

Capital markets: Debt Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP distinguishes itself through complex, high-value securitisation and collateralised financing transactions; other areas include the issuance of bonds and hybrid instruments. The group regularly works alongside the firm's tax and regulatory specialists on DCM matters. Corrado Fiscale recently assisted Banca Popolare di Puglia e Basilicata with the securitisation of residential mortgage loans; and Federico Del Monte acted for Ferrovie dello Stato on placing a green bond. Counsel Giulia Arenaccio focuses on securitisation and structured finance transactions.


The fully dedicated and always available team proposes flexible solutions and has very good negotiations skills.

Federico del Monte is always available and has very good knowledge of the market.

Key clients


Securitisation Services

Banca IMI

Banca Progetto


Hypo Vorarlberg Leasing

Alba Leasing



Porsche Financial Services

Banco Santander

BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services

Crédit Agricole CIB

IBL Banca

AnaCap Financial Partners

KPMG Fides

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena


Equita SIM

Classis Capital SIM

Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

Société Générale

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's M&A practitioners are highly engaged in the firm's global industry sector groups, including energy, diversified industrials, financial institutions, life sciences, fashion and luxury, food and beverage, automotive and TMT. Leah Dunlop is a key name for cross-border M&A, and Luca Picone's experience ranges from pure transactional work to counselling board members and shareholders on complex corporate issues. Francesco Stella focuses on regulated assets, including financial institutions, life science companies and energy businesses.

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The fully available and committed team is highly skilled, able to grasp quickly the key points of business and M&A projects, and takes a global view, while taking utmost care of important things. It is also able and willing to save time, avoiding unnecessary details and issues.

Key clients






Dana Incorporated

Enel X

JAB Holding Company

21 Invest

Kuwait Petroleum International

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's dispute resolution team, which handles a wide variety of cases, is made up of experts on product liability, product safety and compliance, also advising on corporate and commercial litigation, as well as banking and insurance and investigations. Litigation head Francesca Rolla also leads the investigations, white-collar crime and fraud group and co-heads the global aerospace, defence, and government services team. She is particularly active in the life sciences sector, while her Rome-based colleague Andrea Atteritano is a recognised arbitrator.

EU and competition law Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a successful track record of acting in cartel cases (for example in the consumer credit market), as well as advising on unfair commercial practices, misleading advertising, abuses of dominant position and antitrust compliance issues. The key name to note is Sabrina Borocci, who leads the practice with longstanding expertise in many sectors, including pharma, media, TMT and energy.

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Key clients

Volkswagen Bank GmbH

Vodafone Group Services Limited

GE Healthcare

Recordati S.p.A.

Alstom Ferroviaria S.p.A.

TravelJigsaw Limited (Rentalcars)

Volkswagen AG

Airbnb Ireland Unlimited Company

Corepla – National Consortium for the Collection and Recycling of Plastic packages

Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

With a very broad Rome-based energy practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP is raising its profile in the oil and gas market - especially in respect of global energy companies, for which the firm increasingly acts as trusted advisers. The team is coordinated by Leah Dunlop, a dual-qualified M&A lawyer; Francesca Angeloni contributes to the team with her environmental law and regulatory expertise, while competencies in tax, competition, restructuring and insolvency round out the practice's offering.

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Key clients

Kuwait Petroleum International

Shah Deniz consortium -AGSC

Real estate and construction Tier 3

With a strong track record of work involving five-star hotels, Hogan Lovells International LLP's Milan real estate department also acts for an array of Italian and international investment management firms and bio-tech companies. The team has full-service capability covering all main industry sectors, including fashion, finance and logistics. Corporate M&A partner Marco Rota Candiani leads the practice, assisted by public law counsel Maria Deledda.

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‘Great legal knowledge, resourcefulness and commercial flexibility’

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's scope of work covers pre-insolvency, insolvency and restructuring situations, including turnaround issues and debt and corporate restructuring. Ernesto Apuzzo is noted for complex restructuring, financial and corporate turnarounds; Antonio Di Pasquale advises on debt trading and distressed acquisitions; and contentious insolvency advice is co-ordinated by Filippo Andrea Chiaves. Counsel Pierantonio Musso is experienced in deals involving distressed situations.

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The Hogan Lovells team manages effectively, with dynamism and high degrees of accuracy. All involved professionals provide for a deep and qualified understanding of both the relevant legal and economic terms of deals. In particular, the team displays an excellent attitude during negotiations, as well as a clear comprehension of the business purposes of the client. In addition, the team as a whole is a close-knit group of professionals who co-operate harmoniously among themselves.

The firm has an outstanding practice and remarkable experience, which makes it reliable and trustworthy. It is able to offer a complete and satisfying service. In comparison to other law firms, Hogan Lovells is outstanding in terms of fast response times, proactivity and prompt decision making.

Hogan Lovells demonstrates remarkable attention to clients’ needs. It distinguishes itself in its instant interventions and continuous dialogue with companies, which provide for an effective analysis of the deal and quick solution of any obstacle or critical element.

Ernesto Apuzzo and counsel Pierantonio Musso are excellent professionals in terms of management of the entire operation.

Counsel Pierantonio Musso works with profound dedication and proactivity, and has an exceptional ability to investigate critically all the aspects of contractual documentation.

Key clients


Intesa Sanpaolo

Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Banco BPM

Sound Point Capital Management

Tax Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's tax advice covers M&A, real estate, capital markets transactions, insurance and reinsurance, and restructuring. The team also advises on VAT and sales taxes on businesses, as well as tax ruling requests, audits and appeals, bankruptcy tax proceedings and tax settlement procedures. Fulvia Astolfi is noted for her tax assistance with international asset deals, mergers, reorganisations and restructuring, and financial and asset finance transactions. Counsel Serena Pietrosanti has real estate, life sciences and financial services sector expertise, and senior associate Maria Cristina Conte focuses on the tax issues surrounding insurance and financial transactions.

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Hogan Lovells’ practice provides in-depth information on complex tax issues, including foreign law.

The team has strong and diversified technical skills, with very competent professionals in the field and the ability quickly to identify problems and propose the best solution.

The team’s strengths are its availability to clients, clarity and transparency in exposing opportunities and risks, and support in managing relations with counterparties.

It has exceptional competence and understanding of problems.

Fulvia Astolfi shows authoritativeness and a remarkable ability to communicate in clear and simple terms on very complex questions.

Fulvia Astolfi is a person of profound experience and competence. She also has rare empathy and humanity that, combined with experience and expertise, makes clients feel completely understood and certain of the exceptional quality of the service.

The professional and friendly counsel Serena Pietrosanti helps clients through thorny issues.

Key clients

ORCA Development

One Rock Capital Partners


Cassa Depositi e Prestiti




Dana Group


Applied Materials

Banking and finance: Borrower side Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's borrower practice advises on complex financing transactions and innovative PPP structures. It is particularly focused on the real estate, energy, healthcare and life sciences sectors. Carlo Massini's work includes corporate, acquisition, asset, real estate and project finance.

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Key clients

Forno D’Asolo

Dana Incorporated

Banking and finance: lender or arranger side Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s transactional banking practice focuses on corporate, acquisition, real estate and project finance, especially in relation to healthcare. Infrastructure and renewable energy are also areas of strength. Carlo Massini's practice also includes asset finance, PPP matters and loan portfolio transactions.

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The team is highly available and has knowledge of both Italian and German law.

Key clients

Aareal Bank

Bayerische Landesbank

Deutsche Bank

European Investment Bank


Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

BNP Paribas

Private equity Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP's scope of work covers fund formation,  acquisitions, portfolio companies and exits. The team also advises on banking, regulatory, employment, capital markets. A key feature is its ability to work with colleagues in over 40 offices worldwide. Luca Picone's sector experience includes telecoms, luxury, energy, food and infrastructure. Francesco Stella, Leah Dunlop and Antonio Di Pasquale are M&A specialists.

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Key clients

21 Invest

JAB Luxury Group

Fondo Charme

Helsinn Investment Fund

Trilantic Capital Partners Europe


BC Partners

The firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Rome office: When Italian and international companies need legal advice on complex business transactions, they turn to Hogan Lovells in Rome. Clients with disputes involving public authorities and regulators also seek its representation.

The firm has extensive industry-specific knowledge in the traditional and renewable energy sectors, food and beverages, technology, life sciences, fashion and luxury goods, and finance. The office works collaboratively with lawyers in Milan and more than 45 offices worldwide. It understands the global market forces and provides comprehensive solutions for clients, wherever they do business.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative and public law
Antitrust and competition
Capital markets
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions
Privacy and cybersecurity
Business restructuring and insolvency
Automotive and mobility
Energy and natural resources
Financial institutions
Life sciences and healthcare
Real estate
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Francesca Angeloni  photo Mrs Francesca Angeloni Partner
Mr Ernesto Apuzzo  photo Mr Ernesto Apuzzo Partner
 Giulia Arenaccio photo Giulia Arenaccio
Mrs Fulvia Astolfi  photo Mrs Fulvia Astolfi With around 30 years’ experience, Fulvia Astolfi is the proud founder of…
 Andrea Atteritano photo Andrea Atteritano Partner
Mr Marco Berliri  photo Mr Marco Berliri Marco is one of the most well-known lawyers in Italy in the…
 Emanuela Cocco photo Emanuela Cocco Senior Associate
 Claudia Colomba photo Claudia Colomba Senior Associate
Mr Antonio Di Pasquale  photo Mr Antonio Di Pasquale In his 26 years of experience Antonio Di Pasquale has advised Italian…
Ms Leah Dunlop photo Ms Leah Dunlop Partner
 Annalisa Feliciani photo Annalisa Feliciani Counsel
 Gaia Gelera photo Gaia Gelera Counsel
Mr Jeffrey Greenbaum  photo Mr Jeffrey Greenbaum Jeffrey Greenbaum capitalizes on his international financial regulatory background to assist clients…
 Paola La Gumina photo Paola La Gumina Counsel
 Francesca Lauro photo Francesca Lauro Counsel
 Serena Pietrosanti photo Serena Pietrosanti Counsel
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