Francesca Sepe

Professional Support Lawyer

+39 02 771131

Main office: Milan

Focus Team: International Arbitration, Luxury


  • International Arbitration
  • Assistance in the management and administration of the International Arbitration department, with particular focus on:
    • commercial contracts
    • Third-Party Funding
    • publication of articles, client briefs and presentations and maintaining relations with the arbitration chambers
  • Key sectors:
    • fashion, luxury goods and design
    • private equity
  • Foreign languages: English and French


  • Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team
  • Member of the Luxury Focus Team
  • Member of the Third-Party Funding Desk
  • Joined the firm in 2016
  • Worked at major Italian and international law firms in the M&A, private equity and restructuring and insolvency


  • Assistant at the Institute of International Law at the University of Milan
  • Member of the Italian Bar, admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione)
  • Law degree from the University of Milan

Knowledge Sharing

US Supreme Court on Discovery: private international arbitrations do not qualify as foreign or international tribunals under Section 1782 of the U.S. Code

On 13 June 2022 a long-awaited ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court decided that private adjudicatory bodies do not count as “foreign or international tribunals” under Section 1782 of the U.S. Code, not even where a sovereign is a party. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the test to be carri …

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