Maria Cristina Conte | Rome | Hogan Lovells

Maria Cristina Conte

Counsel Corporate & Finance


English, Italian

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Maria Cristina Conte
Conte Maria Cristina
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Maria Cristina Conte is experienced in structuring M&A and facility agreements, as well as handling securitisation mandates.

Chambers Europe, 2018

Praised for "her ability to manage the relationship with the client, and to understand issues that are sometimes not easy for those who are not experts in the subject", Maria Cristina Conte is a wide-ranging experienced lawyer of the tax team in Italy. 

With almost 20 years of experience, Maria Cristina Conte counsels on all the tax issues related to insurance and financial transactions, such as securitization, lending activities, asset finance, factoring or other transfer of receivables agreements, NPL and the like, dealing with corporate income tax, VAT, Tobin Tax, insurance premium tax and other transfer taxes, in both contentious and non-contentious environments. 

Whether clients need assistance on day-to-day tax matters, are looking for tax advice on the structuring or analysis of a financial or insurance product, or require tax support in the framework of a transaction, Maria Cristina is the go-to lawyer to satisfy their needs in an efficient and timely manner. 

Daily supporting other practices of the Firm on any tax issue they may face, Maria Cristina focuses on income and transfer taxes applicable in the framework of financial and M&A transactions.

The Legal 500 describes her as a Rising Star and clients refer to Maria Cristina as "an important point of reference for tax work."

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Maria Cristina Conte is experienced in structuring M&A and facility agreements, as well as handling securitisation mandates.

Chambers Europe, 2018

Representative experience

Assistance to UniCredit on tax issues within the re-launch of the program for purchasing and securitizing tax credits associated with the Superbonus and other construction bonuses in Italy

Assistance to a private equity firm on tax issues linked to the acquisition of a majority stake in a luxury hotel business, implementation of a joint venture and structuring the funding arrangements

Assistance to Banca Ifis and Intesa Sanpaolo, as arrangers, on tax issues related to securitization of receivables arising from loans granted by a fund managed by Azimut Investments to Italian SMEs

Assistance to Very Fast People on tax issues within the structuring of a securitization transaction concerning tax claims deriving from the EcoSismaBonus

Assistance to an underwriter of specialty insurance products in the property and casualty market on tax issues within the sale of its Italian operations to the Swiss group Philantra

Assistance to an e-commerce operator on excise duties obligations and related compliance activities within the sale of products and on VAT implications of electronic invoicing systems throughout EU

Assistance to a leading Spanish banking group on tax issues within a securitisation transaction, involving Italian receivables deriving from consumer loans granted by the bank to its clients

Assistance to a leading German Bank in respect of a tax assessment focusing on the applicability of the substitutive tax regime to a loan arrangement


  • LUISS Guido Carli University, 2003
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Italy


Tax (Italy), Rising stars

Legal 500 EMEA

Tax (Italy), Next Generation Lawyer

Legal 500 EMEA

Tax (Italy), Associate to Watch

Chambers Europe