After graduating in Law with a specialisation in Human Rights Law in Italy (Urbino, Bologna), Pretelli was admitted to the Italian Bar (Pesaro). She became Docteur en droit of the University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas and Dottoressa di ricerca in Diritto internazionale ‘Alberico Gentili’ of Padua, she was on tenure-track at the University of Urbino where she directed the Centro Studi Giuridici Europei – the institution mainly responsible for the Seminaire de droit international et européen organised in collaboration with the Centre d’études juridiques européennes of Paris.


As a Senior Research Fellow at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Pretelli organises private international law symposia and proceedings and is associate editor of the Yearbook of Private International Law. She is also a member of the Consejo Asesor of the Cuadernos de derecho transnacional and a collaborator on the annual index of the Revue Critique de droit international privé. Pretelli is Visiting Professor at the Jean Monnet Faculty (Paris Sud University) specialising in Italian family law in comparative perspective and in Bergamo where she focuses on labor law and digital platforms from the perspective of private international law. She was recently licensed as an Associate Professor of International Law by the Commission appointed by the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR).