Fulvia Astolfi

Fulvia Astolfi

Senior Counsel

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +39 06 6758 23 1

Fax +39 06 67582323

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

She is very smart, practical and has a lot of experience

Chambers Europe 2019

With over 25 years' experience, Fulvia is the proud founder of the Italian Hogan Lovells offices, which she opened in 2000. Fulvia represents the unique combination of a multi-focused lawyer, with solid experience in tax law, corporate law/M&A and asset finance and of a leader with astounding managing capabilities accrued as Managing Partner of the firm's Rome office from 2000 to 2016. She led the Italian Tax practice, and has led the International Tax practice worldwide at Hogan Lovells from 2005 to 2014.

Whenever a client is looking for tax assistance in the framework of cross-practice deals such as M&A transactions, including international asset deals, mergers, reorganizations and restructuring, or of financial and asset finance transactions of any sorts (such as loans, securitization, transfer of NPL, asset finance or leases, financing and tax optimization of aircraft, rolling stock, ships and cranes), Fulvia's broad experience and multi-practice outlook will provide them not only with the most appropriate tax solution, but also with the added value of her support in the project management.

Her long standing experience, fairness and problem solving approach provide clients with the best ally in case of tax inspections and tax assessments. Over the years Fulvia successfully assisted clients both in pre-litigation procedures, discussing possible settlements with Tax Authorities and in litigations before the Tax Courts.

Fulvia lectures at post-graduated course at Il Sole 24 Ore Business School and regularly contributes to publication on tax and corporate governance issues.

She is very active in Citizenship and Diversity activities and pro bono legal assistance.

Awards and recognitions


Compliance (Italy) Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Tax (Italy), Recommended
Legal 500 EMEA


Tax (Italy), Hall of fame
Legal 500 EMEA


Best Lawyer of the Year for Advice
Legalcommunity Tax Awards


Tax, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA


Legal 500 EMEA


Standout Women Award
conferred at the Italian House of Parliament


Always on top of things; she covers all angles and is able to explain things in a way that is very easy to understand
Chambers Europe


Very good on financial operations.
Chambers Europe


Rome-based practice head Fulvia Astolfi provides ‘an outstanding service’.
Legal 500 EMEA


Fulvia Astolfi Shortlisted for Best in Tax and Tax Dispute Resolution for European Women
Business Law Awards


Fulvia Astolfi wins praise for her ability to understand the complexities of international tax laws.
Chambers Europe


The Italian Tax team led by Fulvia won the International Tax Law award as Best Italian Tax Firm

Education and admissions


Attendance at Courses in Taxation, Queen Mary University of London, 1994

Diploma, Summer School of the Columbia University of New York University of Amsterdam, 1992

Business and Tax Law Diploma, London Metropolitan University, 1990

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

FMS on tax structuring in relation to the transfer of risk assets and non-strategic business units and the subsequent refinancing.

CNP Assurance Group on the tax analysis of the various options available to restructure their presence in Italy and Spain.

All tax issues related to Kuwait Petroleum International affiliates on their acquisition of Shell's downstream businesses in Italy.

Sorgente Group on the acquisition, executed through one of its real estate funds, of Queensbury House in Mayfair containing office, commercial and residential space.

FMS on several follow-up projects for the legal transfer of assets and/or the restructuring of transferred assets, including request of formal ruling to the tax.

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