Luca Pescatore

Studio Professionale Associato a Baker & McKenzie


Luca Pescatore is a partner in the Firm’s Rome office. Luca practices in the field of dispute resolution, assisting major domestic and foreign clients, across a variety of industries, on complex litigation matters relating to corporate, commercial, contractual, banking, financial as well as bankruptcy disputes. Luca also has extensive experience in handling all kinds of arbitration matters, both at a national and an international level. 

Luca is a founding member of I.S.S.A. – Istituto Superiore di Studi sull’Arbitrato (Superior Institute for Arbitration Studies). In such capacity, Luca specialized on public works and international arbitration.

Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced in boutique local law firms for over 20 years.

Practice Focus

Throughout his practice, Luca developed a substantial experience in assisting legal entities and individuals with regard to all kinds of litigation and arbitration matters relating to corporate, commercial and contractual disputes, with a specific focus on business arrangements, debt recovery, insurance, banking and bankruptcy proceedings. 

Luca handled in a leading position numerous multi-jurisdictional disputes concerning matters ranging across a variety of industries. Furthermore, Luca actively participated to more than 40 domestic and international arbitration cases.

In addition, Luca works on a regular basis with colleagues from other practice groups, primarily M&A, IT-C, IP, Pharma and Healthcare, Compliance and Investigation, whenever qualified litigation expertise is required.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a multinational company in multi-jurisdictional litigation and arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of two major photovoltaic plants.

  • Represented a major contractor in a multi-jurisdictional litigation related to the purchase and transfer of financial securities.

  • Represented a multinational telecommunication company in a complex litigation brought by a supplier for the alleged breach of contractual obligations. 

  • Represented a French leading company in the airport handling services in an Italian bankruptcy procedure for the lease of a business and relative put and call options. 

  • Represented an Italian consortium of companies with operations in the construction industry in litigation and arbitration proceedings related to the performance of a major procurement contract. 

  • Represented a major train operator in respect of a claim filed by a contractor relating to a railway supply agreement. 

  • Represented a major airline with regard to bankruptcy claw-back actions related to a number of air carrier transportation agreements.

  • Advised an Italian bank in relation to the assessment of a substantial number of portfolios of litigation receivables intended for securitization.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Istituto Superiore di Studi sull’Arbitrato - Founding member


  • Italy (1999)


  • University La Sapienza of Rome (cum laude) (1995)


  • English
  • Italian