Maria Cristina Franchini

Founding partner

T. +39 02 72554.1


Via San Paolo, 7
20121 – MILAN

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.

Areas of expertise

Admitted to the Supreme Court

Admitted to the Italian Bar


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


Italian, English, French, Spanish