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Massimo Benedettelli

Massimo Benedettelli
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Massimo is full professor of international law at the University of Bari Aldo Moro. Throughout his academic career he has 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 has been asked to deliver a course at forthcoming sessions at the Academy of International Law in The Hague.

He started his professional practice in 1986 at the legal department of ENI, where he gained experience in the energy sector. In 1990 Massimo joined, as an associate, Chiomenti Studio Legale, where he was a partner from 1996 until November 2001, at which point he left the firm to join Freshfields and its international arbitration and corporate groups.


One of Italy’s main 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, Sana’a, 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 work of the Italian delegation, and is a member of the Arbitration Council of ACIAM, Atlanta (GA).

Massimo is the author of one book and of various articles published in 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: The "excellent" Massimo Benedettelli is a prominent international arbitration specialist who has acted in proceedings in varied areas such as energy, telecoms and construction.


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