Francesca Petronio

Partner, Litigation Department

Via Rovello 1

20121 Milan


Phone: 39-02-30414-000

Fax: 39-02-30414-005


Francesca Petronio is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings Milan.

Ms. Petronio specialises in litigation, domestic and international arbitration, bankruptcy, corporate and commercial litigation matters, as well as the management of pre-litigation situations. In addition, she deals with compliance programs-related issues, white collar crimes, providing assistance to domestic and international clients in internal investigations.

Ms. Petronio joined Paul Hastings in 2005.

She earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Parma, Italy, in 1994.

She has been a member of the Italian Bar since 1997. Ms. Petronio is also a member of the International Bar Association, where she contributed to the subcommittee on corruption and bribery in the IBA Task force on extraterritoriality.

She is admitted to practice before the Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation.

Ms. Petronio was named Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Top Legal at the 2011 Top Legal Awards. She is recommended in The Legal 500 and on Chambers Global in the Dispute Resolution sections regarding Italy.

She is regularly invited to speak on various legal topics related to litigation matters and internal investigation. Ms. Petronio is also a contributor to law publications and recently co-authored the book “La prassi dell’arbitrato rituale” (Giappichelli). She is a member of “Arbitrando” (















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