Francesca
Dal Poggetto

MLaw
Associate

fdpoggetto@peterandkim.com +41 58 317 70 70
Bar admission
Geneva, 2022
Nationalities
Italian
Languages
French, English, Italian, Spanish (passive)
Location
Geneva

PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE

Francesca Dal Poggetto is a Swiss-qualified lawyer, specialising in international commercial and investment arbitration, and with a solid background in public international law. She is active as counsel in a number of ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings, e.g., under the ICC and UNCITRAL Rules, encompassing a variety of sectors. She joined Peter & Kim as an associate in June 2022, after having been a trainee lawyer with the firm since August 2020.

Prior to joining Peter & Kim, she 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 in Geneva (2017) and a Bachelor in International Relations from the University of Geneva (2015). She is currently pursuing her PhD studies in international law.

Areas of
Expertise

  • Arbitration / Litigation
  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  • Commercial Contracts

Industry
Sector

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  • Counsel in an investment arbitration under UNCITRAL 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 an ICC arbitration relating to a major joint venture infrastructure project.
  • Associate, Peter & Kim, Geneva (2022-present)
  • Trainee Lawyer, Peter & Kim, Geneva (2020-2022)
  • Teaching Assistant in international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2018-2020)
  • Legal intern in a boutique law firm specialised in international commercial arbitration, Geneva (2018)
  • Ad honorem 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)
  • Ordre des avocats de Genève (Geneva Bar Association)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) below 40