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About Federico Mercuri

Federico specialises in domestic and cross-border litigation, white-collar cases and internal investigations.

His expertise ranges from contractual and pre-contractual liability, tort claims, derivatives and financial instruments. regulatory breaches and post M&A claims to shareholder disputes, insurance claims, risk management and compliance, construction claims and white-collar crimes.

Federico joined the firm in 2013 as a trainee and became an associate in 2015. In 2014 he was seconded to Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

Of Italian mother tongue, he is fluent in English and has a basic knowledge of French and Spanish.

Recent work

  • Providing assistance to a leading automotive group during the investigation of alleged manipulation of its vehicles' emissions and related misrepresentations to the consumers.
  • Advising a major telecommunications services group in the context of an internal investigation on possible wrongdoing and misconduct at the level of the Italian subsidiary and in the related proceedings against former directors.
  • Representing a multinational manufacturing company in two insurance litigation stemming from parallel construction disputes being brought in the UK.
  • Delivering assistance to a leading pharmaceutical company during an internal audit concerning compliance with local laws on anti-bribery and corruption at the level of the Italian subsidiary.
  • Representing a major telecommunications services company in a post-M&A ICC arbitration.
  • Providing assistance to the Italian subsidiary of a leading international IT group in the context of an investigations of alleged tax infringements. 



  • La Sapienza, University of Rome (JD, magna cum laude)

Professional qualifications

  • Admitted to the Italian Bar (avvocato)