Francesca Petronio is heading 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 specializes 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 defending them before regulatory authorities or in the context of criminal investigations. She also regularly assists clients on compliance programs-related issues, legal risks and data protection law.
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.
Paul Hastings Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice Named “Most Impressive Investigations Practice” by Leading Industry Publication Global Investigations Review
October 31, 2017
Paul Hastings Named "Regulatory Law Firm of the Year" at Women in Compliance Awards 2017
April 03, 2017
Paul Hastings Advises Indesit on €758 Million Acquisition of Controlling Stake by Whirlpool
July 18, 2014
Le Nuove Norme Sulle Segnalazioni Di Illeciti Estendono Il Whistleblowing Al Settore Privato
November 30, 2017
Italy Admits Punitive Damages
July 18, 2017
New Rules on Private-to-Private Corruption Adopted in Italy
May 25, 2017
Guide on the Application of the General Data Protection Regulation
May 22, 2017
Privacy – La prima Guida all'applicazione del Regolamento Europeo 2016/679 del Garante Privacy Italiano
May 16, 2017
Le Nuove Norme Sull’informativa non Finanziaria e le Prime Difficoltà Attuative
April 20, 2017
Ex Parte European Bank Account Freezing Order Now Available in EU Member States: What Banks and Their Clients Should Know
January 18, 2017
Guidelines on Data Protection Officers Adopted by Article 29 Data Protection Working Party
January 11, 2017
The European, Middle Eastern and African Investigations Review 2016 - Italy
July 12, 2016
Italy Moves Towards the Admissibility of Punitive Damages
May 24, 2016
Italy's Court of the Auditors Sets Principle of Banks' Liability for Damages When Acting as Advisors to Public Entities
March 22, 2016
Italy Finally Approves Statute Amending Bankruptcy Act and Other Laws to Facilitate Restructurings and Reinforce Creditors’ Rights
September 10, 2015
The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
September 08, 2015
B2B On-Line Transactions: European Court of Justice Rules on "Click-Wrapping"
June 10, 2015
Italy’s Withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty: Which Consequences for Foreign Investors?
April 28, 2015
New Rules on Jurisdictions and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the EU to Streamline the Enforcement of Court Decisions and Prevent Dilatory Tactics
January 29, 2015
Protecting Companies in a Challenging Environment: Compliance Programs Under Italian Law—the New 2014 Guidelines of Confindustria
December 23, 2014
Italian Data Privacy Law: The Recent Decision on Google
September 16, 2014
The ''Ne Bis in Idem'' Principle among International Treaties and Domestic Rules: The Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights on Italy
June 05, 2014
New Criteria of Venue for Disputes Involving Foreign Companies Operating in Italy
May 05, 2014
Le Nuovissime Disposizioni Regolamentari Comunitarie e Italiane Tra Corporate Governance e Gestione Del Rischio Fiscale
July 17, 2013
The Latest Reform of Italian Appeal Proceedings in Recent Case Law: A Step Towards Faster Civil Proceedings Involving a Higher Standard of Defense
June 19, 2013
Effects Of The Cancellation Of Italian Companies From The Companies Register And The Succession Of The Shareholders
June 10, 2013
New Italian Rules for Joint and Several Liability in Contracts and Subcontracts
June 03, 2013
EU Announces New Rules on Disclosure Requirements for Extractive and Forestry Industries
April 11, 2013
Extraterritorial Effect of the Anti-Corruption Law of the Peoples Republic of China
April 27, 2011
UK Bribery Act Guidance Part 1: Guidance Overview
March 30, 2011
Protecting Companies In A Challenging Environment: Compliance Programs Under Italian Law - The First Nine Years
February 24, 2010
Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2017
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations. Building off rankings in consecutive years, the firm moved up more than 10 spaces to break GIR's Top 20 list of law firms working in complex global investigations.
The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Simon Airey, Bruno Cova, John (Jay) Darden, Tim Dickinson, Nat Edmonds, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, Morgan Miller, John Nowak, Francesca Petronio, Jamie Gardner, and Jennifer Riddle, and Thomas Zaccaro.
October 27, 2017
Global Investigations Review's Most Impressive Investigations Practice
Paul Hastings was named 2017’s “Most Impressive Investigations Practice” by Global Investigations Review (GIR). Paul Hastings also was ranked in the top 20 of the GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. According to GIR, “Paul Hastings has had a particularly impressive year,” further noting the firm’s representation Braskem in a landmark $957 million global settlement with authorities in Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States; the firm’s work in helping medical device company Orthofix secure its FCPA settlementin the U.S; and construction company CDM Smith secure an FCPA Pilot Program declination.
GIR further noted that “Paul Hastings outshines competitors in part by the sheer number of star lawyers on its white-collar team.
October 26, 2017
"Regulatory Law Firm of the Year" at Women in Compliance Awards 2017
Paul Hastings was named “Regulatory Law Firm of the Year”, at the 2017 Women in Compliance Awards held in London. The firm was also shortlisted for “Fraud & Corruption Investigation Team of the Year”.
The Women in Compliance Awards is the only event which recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women within the compliance & regulatory industry. Now in its 4th year, the Awards celebrate the very best initiatives, individuals and teams, with over 300 compliance professionals in attendance each year from across the globe.
Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2016
Paul Hastings was again ranked in Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.
The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Bruno Cova, John (Jay) Darden, Tim Dickinson, Michelle Duncan, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, John Nowak, Francesca Petronio, Ashley Winton, Jamie Gardner, and Jennifer Riddle, and Thomas Zaccaro.
September 29, 2016
Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100 for 2015
Paul Hastings was ranked in the first edition of Global Investigations Review’s GIR 100, a ranking of “100 firms from around the world able to handle sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations.” The following attorneys were noted in the editorial profiling the firm: Ken Breen, Bruno Cova, John Darden, Tim Dickinson, Michelle Duncan, Gary Giampetruzzi, Tara Giunta, Corinne Lammers, Robert Luskin, Kwame Manley, Paul Monnin, John Nowak, Francesca Petronio, Ashley Winton, Jamie Gardner, and Jennifer Riddle.
September 18, 2015
Global Investigations Review: Women in Investigations
Tara Giunta and Francesca
Petronio were recognized by Global Investigations Review (GIR) in its Women in Investigations list,
which recognized 100 women across the globe who are “achieving great things in
a competitive and notoriously tough area of law.” Related to their
recognitions, Tara and Francesca were individually profiled by GIR in
feature articles which included extensive commentary in a Q&A style.
Top Legal Awards 2011
Francesca Petronio was awarded the title of "Litigation Lawyer of the Year" at the Top Legal Awards 2011.
November 22, 2011