Christian Di Mauro

Christian Di Mauro

Partner
Milan

Email christian.dimauro@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +39 027202521

Fax +39 02 72025252

LanguagesEnglish, Italian, French

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

'Qualified to practise in both France and Italy, Milan-based Christian Di Mauro assists clients with cross-border contentious matters. He is noted for his expertise in the area of life sciences'.

Chambers Global 2015

Qualified to practice both in Italy and France, Christian works on helping international and Italian clients defending product liability claims, dealing with commercial disputes arising out of product safety and product quality issues, handling international product safety and compliance issues, conducting risk assessments, liaising with market surveillance authorities, and handling product related regulatory and criminal investigations.

Christian's experience spans over 14 years and involves products including pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical devices, electrical and electronic products, motor vehicles, machinery and cosmetics. Whether it is a product related litigation, including domestic and cross border commercial litigation, or a product safety and compliance issue, Christian helps clients in identifying the best strategies to manage and reduce the risk.

Thanks to the work done for life sciences companies over the last decade and to his in-depth knowledge of the industry, Christian 'is noted for his experience in the area of life sciences' and has assisted life sciences clients also in respect of compliance and anti-corruption law, white collar crimes and investigations.

As a qualified French lawyer, Christian leverages his knowledge of the French legal system and culture to help French clients with operations in Italy and vice versa. Christian is member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) and has been named as Acritas Star in the 2017 report.

Awards and recognitions

2019

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2019

Dispute Resolution – Italy (Foreign Expertise in France): Utilising his dual-qualification, Christian Di Mauro is well placed to advise on Italian-French product liability and commercial dispute matters. Clients value his "excellent preparation and availability".
Chambers

2019

Dispute Resolution – France (Expertise Based Abroad in France): Christian Di Mauro is well versed in product liability litigation. He is qualified to practise in Italy and France and regularly acts on cross-border disputes from his Milan base.
Chambers

2019

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - Tier 1 - Practice head Christian Di Mauro is experienced in corporate and commercial matters, IP, regulatory compliance and litigation. Highlights included successfully representing Eli Lilly and Company in litigation concerning the patent for Alimta, a best-selling oncology medicine. Christian Di Mauro is recognized as skilled, experienced and customer-focused.
Legal 500 EMEA

2018

Industry focus: Healthcare and Life Sciences, Next Generation
Legal 500 EMEA

2018

Dispute Resolution - Christian Di Mauro is qualified in Italy and France and is reputed for representing clients in cross-border product liability and commercial dispute matters. One of his clients observes: "He is very skilled and responsive, with an excellent approach to the case."
Chambers Global

2017

Christian di Mauro been named as Acritas Star by the 2017 report and has been in the top 10 globally, in terms of the highest number of independent nominations.

2016

Leading Individual by the Who's Who Legal
Product Liability Defence

2015

Christian Di Mauro is recommended as a ‘Product liability expert’
Legal 500

2014

Christian Di Mauro is singled out for his non-aggressive stance in pleadings and his approachable nature. Qualified in France, he handles bilateral operations between the two jurisdictions and heads the firm's French desk.
Chambers Global

2013

Christian Di Mauro 'is always on the top of things'
TopLegal

2018-2019

Dispute Resolution
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions

Education

Masters in French Business Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2013

Summer Course on Private International Law, The Hague Academy, 2002

Master on International Law, University of Milan and Geneva, 2001

Law Degree, University of Catania, 2000

Representative experience

Assisting a multinational pharma company on tens product liability claims brought by individuals for alleged health damages by drug voluntarily withdrawn from the market.

Assisting a manufacturer of orthopedic products and devices on pre-contentious and contentious claims for alleged defects in prosthesis manufactured and distributed.

Assisting a pharma company on a number of product liability court claims related to alleged wrongful death or health injuries allegedly due to treatments during trials.

Defending the Italian subsidiary of one of the leading medical devices companies against claims for damages allegedly caused by contaminated contact lenses.

Defending a designer and manufacturer of automotive safety components and systems, in several court claims over alleged defective air bags and safety belts.

Assisting a multinational technology company in investigations carried out by Italian authorities in relation to the malfunctioning of a personal protection equipment.

Assisting a multinational electronic and technology company on preliminary criminal investigations related to the offence of marketing of dangerous products.

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