Francesca has over 20 years’ experience of representing clients in litigation and arbitration cases, with a focus on commercial, restructuring and corporate M&A disputes.
Francesca Petronio is an adept lawyer who is well placed to act on a variety of cases, including domestic and international arbitration. She further assists with insolvency proceedings and shareholder disputes.
Chambers, 2022 (Dispute Resolution - Italy)
Francesca Petronio is a prominent lawyer who advises on anti-bribery international programmes.
Chambers, 2022 (Compliance - Italy)
Competence and preparation. Unique mastery of the law, combined with technical understanding of a particular industry sector.
Legal 500, 2021 (Dispute Resolution - Italy)
Clients value Francesca Petronio’s ability to ‘find a simple, straightforward, business-oriented solution.'
Chambers Europe, 2020 (Compliance –Italy)
Awards & accolades
Finalist in the category “Most important Court Case of the Year” for her assistance to Royal Dutch Shell in the OPL Criminal Case in Italy
Global Investigation Reviews Award, 2022
Shortlisted as “Best in White Collar Crime”
Women in Business Law Awards 2019, IFLR
Finalist as “Compliance Lawyer of the Year” and for “The Mentor Award of the Year for Advancement of Women in Compliance”
C5 Women in Compliance Awards 2019
Co-author (2023) “Anti-corruption Measures in Italy” in the Elgar Concise Encyclopedia on Corruption Law, Edward Elgar Publishing
Co-author (2022) “Delegation of powers and consequences for non-executive directors' liability under Italian law”, Lexology
Petronio, F (2022) “Data protection considerations in internal investigations (recent developments)”in IBANET, International Bar Association
Co-author (2022) “A Brief Overview of the Recent History of Italian International Anticorruption Laws” in The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Compliance, Investigations and Enforcement, U.S.: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Co-author (2018) “The Secretary of the Board of Directors” Italy: Giuffrè Editore in collaboration with AIGI
Petronio, F (2018) “New Law on Whistleblowing in Italy” in Ethic Intelligence.