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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 International LLP 'provides very accurate legal advice'. The practice's compliance track record includes internal investigations, criminal law, privacy and data protection, commercial and corporate law, and tax. Other areas of strength are product liability and compliance, media and technology, environmental law and health and safety. Fulvia Astolfi leads the compliance 231 practice and Jeffrey Greenbaum is active in compliance issues involving AML issues and the recent Payment Services Directive as well as Brexit-related compliance issues; Francesca Rolla heads the Italian investigations, white-collar and fraud department.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Francesca Rolla - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Dispute resolution

Hogan Lovells International LLP ‘provides exceptionally thorough analysis of all legal issues, granting all the instruments to take quick decisions’, and has expertise in the full gamut of contentious matters, from banking, corporate and commercial litigation to real estate and product liability matters. The group successfully defended a tobacco manufacturer in a case brought by consumers regarding liability for the health risks associated with smoking. ‘Brilliant’ head of team Francesca Rolla, who is ‘always prompt to react to urgent and complicated issues with a calm approach, providing the most appropriate suggestions’, is representing New York University in a longstanding dispute regarding the bequest of Sir Harold Acton’s estate in Florence. Filippo Andrea Chiaves and the ‘skilled, experienced and customer-focusedChristian Di Mauro are the other names to note, while counsel Andrea Atteritano’s ‘thorough work’ and ‘intimate grasp of facts’ also impresses.

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Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

Hogan Lovells International LLP's broad client base includes biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device suppliers, healthcare providers and digital health companies. Practice head Christian Di Mauro focuses on products and commercial litigation, and leads the Italian life sciences industry sector team of professionals experienced in IP, regulatory, antitrust, corporate and commercial matters, compliance and litigation. Highlights included successfully representing Eli Lilly and Company in litigation concerning the patent for Alimta, a best-selling oncology medicine. Francesca Rolla is recommended for her extensive litigation experience. Pierluigi Feliciani and Eugenia Gambarara were promoted to senior associate.

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