In this chapter, WWL presents 39 arbitration specialists who have been chosen for their experience and expertise in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, under institutional rules or on an ad hoc basis.
Most Highly Regarded
BonelliErede is a powerhouse of Italy’s arbitration market, with seven listings for its practitioners this year.
Laurence Shore is a sterling arbitration specialist whom peers “would honestly recommend to a friend as lead counsel in any important or complex international arbitration case”.
Andrea Carlevaris is one of Italy’s top arbitration specialists. He enjoys a stellar reputation for his excellence in contractual and investment disputes as counsel and arbitrator.
Antonio Crivellaro has expansive experience as counsel, arbitrator and chairman, with a focus on international contractual disputes and investment issues.
Paolo Di Giovanni is “a great lawyer” report sources, who remark he provides “availability, proactivity, a problem-solving attitude, strategic view, and anticipation of counterparts’ actions and how best to tackle them”.
Arblit - Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello receives five listings here.
Luca Radicati di Brozolo is praised by sources as “extremely knowledgeable in investment arbitration” and “one of the best Italian arbitrators in the field”.
Massimo Benedettelli is applauded as “a respected member of the arbitration community” who is “always well prepared and proactive with matters”.
Michele Sabatini is “bright and extremely hardworking” and provides “good-quality drafting, as well as a lot of experience in the field” in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings.
Cecilia Carrara of Legance Avvocati Associati is “a fantastic arbitrator” who is
“very engaged in arbitration work in Italy”. She is well versed in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under institutional rules and on an ad hoc basis.
Chiomenti’s Andrea Giardina is a sought-after practitioner for his expertise with commercial and investor-state arbitrations concerning foreign investment, aviation and competition disputes.
C Ferdinando Emanuele with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is a favourite among peers with over 20 years of experience representing domestic and international companies in commercial arbitration proceedings.
Carlo Santoro is “a brilliant speaker” and “a great lawyer with extensive knowledge of Italian and international arbitration”.
Mauro Rubino-Sammartano with LawFed BRSA is a legend of the Italian arbitration market, highly recommended for his profound expertise in construction disputes.
Piero Bernardini at Ughi e Nunziante Studio Legale is distinguished among peers for his significant experience in commercial and investment arbitrations as counsel and arbitrator.
Luigi Fumagalli of Studio Prof. Luigi Fumagalli is top name in Italy, well known for his impressive expertise in sport arbitrations, particularly anti-doping matters involving WADA.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Fabrizio Arossa is a keystone of Italian arbitration with 30 years of experience handling disputes pertaining to the energy, utilities, infrastructure, telecommunications and pharmaceutical sectors.
Lluís Paradell Trius secures endorsements for his impressive work representing clients in investor-state arbitrations regarding matters in the financial services, banking, water, electricity and telecommunications sectors.
Michelangelo Cicogna at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale is lauded by market commentators as “a strong arbitration chairman” and impressive counsel in ad hoc and institutional proceedings under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
Ugo Draetta of Ugo Draetta earns acclaim from peers for his work in international arbitration proceedings under ICC, DIAC, VIAC and UNCITRAL rules.
Maria Beatrice Deli with D|R Arbitration & Litigation is a top-drawer arbitration specialist recognised for her first-rate handling of corporate and commercial disputes under ICC rules.
Carbone e D’Angelo’s Sergio Carbone is a highly respected figure in Italy for arbitration proceedings, and an authority on international arbitration, EU and maritime law.
Independent arbitrator Giorgio Sacerdoti is a prominent arbitrator in the domestic market, with 50 years’ experience in international commercial and investment disputes.
The Chamber of Arbitration of Milan’s Secretary General Stefano Azzali secures endorsements from peers for his first-class practice, which focuses on appearing as arbitrator under ICDR, DIS and Swiss Chamber rules.