Christian Di Mauro

Christian Di Mauro

Partner
Milan

Email [email protected]​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

Product crises have gotten bigger, more expensive, and more complex. They are the subject of media attention, regulatory scrutiny, and of course lawsuits. Clients need to react as promptly and efficiently as possible to minimize potential negative impact on their brand and business. Christian works on helping international and Italian clients responding to product crisis arising out of safety and quality issues, defending product liability claims, liaising with market surveillance authorities, and handling product related regulatory and criminal investigations.

Christian is head of the Italian litigation and arbitration practice. His experience spans more than 17 years and involves products including pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical devices, New Tech products, and automotive. 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 during 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.

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 was named an Acritas Star in 2017.

Awards and recognitions

2021

Christian Di Mauro is dual-qualified in Italy and France and is well placed to advise French clients on operations in Italy and vice versa. He assists with cross-border product liability claims and commercial disputes
Chambers Global

2020

Christian Di Mauro is an “excellent lawyer”, endorsed for his attentiveness to the needs of his clients when assisting them on a range of product liability issues by Who’s who Legal, Product Liability Defence
Who’s who Legal

2020

Healthcare and Life Sciences, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA

2019

Recommended lawyer by Who’s who Legal, Life Sciences.
Who’s who Legal

2019-2021

Dispute Resolution (Italy), Foreign expert for France
Chambers Global

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.

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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