Francesca Salerno

Title: Counsel
Office: Rome
Languages: English, Italian

Francesca regularly assists Italian and foreign clients in cross-border disputes, with a particular focus on disputes relating to construction and procurement contracts (e.g. FIDIC contracts), infrastructure, oil and gas sector, renewable energy, Corporate and post M&A disputes, pharmaceutical sector, international sale of goods, supply, license, agency and distribution agreements. Francesca has considerable experience in the context of both domestic and international commercial arbitrations, institutional and ad hoc arbitration (ICC, CAM, LCIA and UNCITRAL) proceedings, and in arbitration-related disputes (appeals against arbitration awards, recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards), as well as in civil and commercial litigation including before the high courts.
Francesca also deals with insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, assisting Italian and foreign clients with specific reference to cross-border issues and procedures, as well as in bankruptcy litigation.
Moreover, Francesca is actively involved in the pro bono and CSR activities of the Firm and she is a member of the IT committee.
Francesca is National Representative for Italy of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers), Vice-Chairperson of the Italian Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and ambassador for Italy of the ICC Belt and Road Commission.