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Fulvia Astolfi


Fulvia Astolfi
English, Italian
Practice Group

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 in the 15 years spent as Managing Partner of the firm's Rome office and head of the Italian Tax practice, as well as during the almost 10 years spent leading the International Tax practice worldwide at Hogan Lovells.

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, reorganisations 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 Astolfi attracts enviable client feedback. As one source enthuses, 'she is truly brilliant; she has an uncommon capacity to frame legal problems and makes an effort to understand the needs of the client'.

Chambers Global 2013

Representative Experience

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

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

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.

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

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

Education and admissions


  • Attendance at Courses in Taxation, Queen Mary & Westfield College (London), 1994
  • Diploma, Summer School of the Columbia University of New York University of Amsterdam, 1992
  • Business and Tax Law Diploma, City of London Polytechnic, London, 1990


Fulvia Astolfi is always responsive, available and helpful', according to clients. She is noted for giving 'straightforward, practical advice'.

Chambers Global


Fulvia Astolfi is ranked as leading lawyer in Tax

Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA


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

Business Law Awards


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


She is truly brilliant; she has an uncommon capacity to frame legal problems and makes an effort to understand the needs of the client." Astolfi advises on the full range of international and domestic tax issues and handles both pre-litigation and litigat

Chambers Global 2013


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

Legal 500 EMEA


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


Chambers Europe 2015: Very good on financial operations.

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