Prior to joining Peter & Kim as a Junior Associate, Francesca Dal Poggetto gained
academic and professional experience working as a teaching assistant in public
international law and interning in a boutique law firm specialised in international
commercial arbitration. She graduated with a Master in International Law from the
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2017) and a Bachelor in
International Relations from the University of Geneva (2015). She is currently pursuing
her PhD studies in international law.
She is active in international commercial and investment arbitration. She assists in a
number of ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings, e.g. under the ICC and
Areas of Expertise
Arbitration / Litigation
Public International Law
Private International Law
Construction & Engineering
Counsel in an investment arbitration under ICSID Rules arising out of a dispute between an investor in real estate projects and a sovereign state.
Counsel in an arbitration under ICC Rules for a major mining and metallurgy consortium with more than USD 500 million in dispute, with Swiss law applicable.
Counsel in a long-running ad hoc arbitration arising out of a dispute between a stateowned enterprise and a sovereign state in the oil sector, involving aspects of public international law.
Teaching Assistant in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2018-2020)
Legal assistant in a boutique law firm specialised in international commercial arbitration, Geneva (2018)
Assistant to a Member of the International Law Commission, Geneva (2016)
Official Representative of an NGO at the United Nations Office in Geneva (2014-2015)
Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva (2018)
Master in International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2017) (Prize for the Best Master’s Thesis 2017)
Upgrading program in Law (Equivalent to Bachelor of Law), University of Geneva (2016)
Bachelor in International Relations, University of Geneva (2015) (Prize for the Best Bachelor’s Thesis in Law 2015)