Francesca Petronio heads the litigation practice of the firm’s Milan office. Francesca Petronio has extensive experience in litigation, cross-border disputes and litigation, domestic and international arbitration, bankruptcy, corporate litigation matters.
She specialises in white-collar crimes, administrative and criminal liability and compliance matters under Legislative Decree 231/2001, and also assists domestic and international clients in internal investigations and defends them before regulatory authorities or in the context of criminal investigations. She also regularly assists clients on compliance programmes-related issues, legal risks and data protection law.
She is the only Italian lawyer named among the 100 remarkable Women in Investigations from around the world by Global Investigation Review and is the only Italian among the finalists as Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2018 International Women in Compliance Awards. Francesca and the Paul Hastings female litigation team were named Regulatory Law Firm of the Year at the 2017 Women in Compliance Awards and were ranked as finalists also at the 2018 edition.
Francesca chairs the IBA Anti-Corruption Sub-Committee on Double Jeopardy and was awarded Litigation Lawyer of the Year at the Top Legal Awards 2011. She is regularly invited to speak on various legal topics in Italy and abroad and is also a contributor to law and economic publications and newspapers.