Massimo joined ArbLit as a partner in October 2014.
Massimo is full professor at the department of law of the University of Bari Aldo Moro, where he holds the chair of international law. A tenured professor of law since 1994, throughout his academic career he also taught private international law, international economic law, EU law and European commercial law. He obtained an LLM degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD degree from the European University Institute.
Massimo started his professional practice in 1986 at the legal department of Eni, where he gained experience in the energy sector via involvement in the negotiations of various joint ventures and construction projects, as well as in international arbitrations. In 1990 he joined as an associate Chiomenti Studio Legale, where he was a partner from 1996 until November 2001, when he left the firm to join Freshfields and its international arbitration and corporate groups.
One of Italy’s most prominent arbitration specialists, throughout his career Massimo has acted as counsel or sat as chairman, sole or party-appointed arbitrator in several international and domestic arbitrations. The arbitrations in which he has been involved have been seated in a variety of places (Milan, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Sanaa, Baghdad, Buenos Aires) and have featured procedural and substantive laws of different jurisdictions (Italy, France, Switzerland, Turkey, England, Iraq, Brazil, Argentina) as well as public international law. Massimo is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration where he coordinates the works of the Italian delegation.
Massimo is the author of one book and of various articles published on the most prestigious Italian and international law reviews, and is the co-editor of an authoritative commentary on arbitration law and practice in Italy.
WWL says: Massimo Benedettelli is one of Italy’s “most prominent arbitrations specialists”, acting in dispute resolution proceedings relating to a range of industries including construction contracts, joint ventures, energy, intellectual property and international investments.
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