Francesco Saverio Lauro is the Managing Partner of Studio Legale Lauro. He graduated in law at Federico II University, Naples, qualifying as first in his class and did postgraduate maritime law studies at University College London.

In 1993 he founded Studio Legale Lauro with Ernesto Ardia.

He was President of the Port Authority of Naples (1996-2000). He is, or has been, Chairman and Board Member of well-known shipping and state owned transportation companies in Italy, Greece and Malta.

A supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitration Association, Francesco acts as advocate in important commercial disputes before arbitration tribunals worldwide and Italian courts. He has expertise in commercial and maritime law, construction contracts and M&A deals.

He is the organizer of the international conference Shipping and the Law.