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Cristiano is a Senior Manager in SSQ’s private practice legal search team in Italy. He specialises in recruiting partners and teams on behalf of a broad range of international and domestic law firms in Italy and the UK.

Cristiano studied law at the University of Rome where he was awarded his JD. He is a dual-qualified lawyer, Italian Avvocato and Solicitor of England and Wales.

Cristiano undertook an LL.M. in International Business Law at the University of London and subsequently attended The European Young Lawyers’ Scheme in Edinburgh. In 2006 he joined Linklaters as a UK qualified associate in the banking & finance department in London. In 2011 he moved to Axiom where he practised as a senior finance lawyer.

Cristiano joined our private practice team in 2014, focusing on recruitment in the Italian and UK markets.


  • Italian 
  • English


  • JD University “La Sapienza”, LL.M.
  • International Business Law University of London
  • European Young Lawyers’ Scheme University of Edinburgh

Associations & memberships

  • Member of ELA (European Lawyers’ Association)
Cristiano Pettinelli

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