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About Cristina Rapagnà

Cristina specializes in domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration, internal investigations and compliance.

Cristina is an associate in our dispute resolution team, based in Rome. She has a varied investigation, advisory and litigation practice, which mainly encompasses antitrust litigation, compliance, internal investigations, and white-collar crimes.

Cristina’s experience includes assisting and advising clients on private antitrust enforcement, anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions, consumer law, contractual and pre-contractual liability, tort claims, financial intermediaries’ liability.

Having a background in international law and human rights, which she also teaches at her alma mater, she is particularly involved in the firm’s pro bono activities, in particular by providing assistance to asylum-seekers or being involved in projects on business and human rights.

Cristina joined the firm in 2019 as a stagiaire, became a trainee upon graduation in 2020 and later became an associate in 2022.

Of Italian mother tongue, she is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of French and Spanish.

Recent work

  • Advising a major telecommunications services group in the context of an internal investigation on possible wrongdoing and misconduct at the level of the Italian subsidiary and assisting it in the related proceedings against former directors.
  • Assisting and representing a major telecommunications company in follow-on damage claims arising out of the possible abuse of dominant position carried out by the Italian leading company in the industry, with regard to the fiber-optic wiring in areas of the country poorly reached by internet connection.
  • Advising an Italian multinational energy group in a broad compliance due diligence in the context of the acquisition, by its chemical subsidiary, of a leading Italian company in the polymer supply chain, with subsidiaries in several countries.
  • Assisting an international chemical company and its Italian subsidiary in relation to an Italian law, post-acquisition international arbitration under ICC Rules against an Italian large energy operator, dealing with transaction indemnities and environmental liability.
  • Assisting and representing a leading international truck manufacturer and its Italian subsidiary in several follow-on damage claims for breach of competition law in respect of the truck prices allegedly affected by the anti-competitive conduct, following a Commission decision imposing against truck manufacturers the largest fine ever on cartel cases.



  • LUISS Guido Carli, Rome (JD, magna cum laude and ‘special mention’) – 2020
  • Bucerius Law School (Exchange program) – 2018
  • KU Leuven (Erasmus program) – 2017

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Italian Bar, Rome (Avvocato) – 2022