With over 25 years' experience, Francesca 's activity spans almost all areas of contentious work (from product liability litigation, mass torts and white collar crimes to corporate and commercial litigation) across industry sectors as diverse as life sciences, automotive, insurance and consumers goods.
She is the head of our Italian Litigation practice and of the Investigations, White Collar & Fraud group in Italy. Be it a corporate dispute, a class action or a complex commercial litigation, domestic or cross border, before State courts of Arbitral tribunals, Francesca is at the forefront of Italian litigators, with the ability to "translate the obscure Italian proceedings into easily understandable language". Drawing on her extensive experience in product liability and mass tort litigation and in non-contentious advice (such as on product safety and product compliance), combined with industry expertise, Francesca also advises on remedies and strategies to manage potential exposure to criminal or regulatory investigations and assists in conducting internal investigations, representing clients before regulatory or criminal authorities when investigations are eventually commenced.
Francesca is consistently recognised as leading individual by all the major legal directories, she has recently been named Acritas Star in the 2017 report and she has won both the 2015 Euromoney LMG Europe Woman in Business Law Award as best in Product Liability and the 2014 ILO Client Choice Award for Product Liability. Francesca is also a member of the recently established EMEA Executive Committee of the IADC (International Association of Defence Counsels) and of its editorial board.