Pietro holds a law degree from the University of Pisa and a Ph.D. in arbitration from LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. Before joining the Max Planck, he was a Research Associate at the University of Pisa and a Law Research Associate at Queen Mary, University of London.
Pietro is admitted to the Bar in Italy and he also works as a practitioner, mainly in the field of arbitration and civil litigation.
In 2016 Pietro won the James Crawford Prize, awarded by the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Oxford University Press.
In 2014 Pietro has contributed to a European Parliament Study concerning the legal instruments and practice of arbitration in the EU.