Pietro was born in Sardinia, Italy. He has been educated at the LUISS University (Rome) where he graduated with a Master in International and EU Law. After some preliminary experiences, he started to work as a financial market analyst and an investment consultant for a bank in Milan and in Parma. Subsequently, he turned to academia, obtaining a PhD (supported by the ESRC) in International Business at the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2010. In the meantime, he had already started teaching in Prague, Vienna, and Bratislava. His main areas are EU Law (inclusive of EU Competition Law, International Business, Financial Accounting and International Finance).