"He is very well versed in international arbitration"
"He is extremely competent, truly devoted to the case and client, and has a very sharp legal mind"
"I find his work and skills amazing"
"He is doubtlessly a future leader in our field"
"A very technical and analytical lawyer"
Dr Emilio Bettoni is a senior associate at ArbLit, where he specializes in commercial and investor-state arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes linked to Latin America.
At present, Emilio is acting as counsel in several ICC arbitrations, including representing some leading Italian companies in construction matters and an Argentinian company in a sale of goods dispute. Emilio’s experience includes representing investors in high-profile investment cases in the energy sector under the Energy Charter Treaty and various intra-EU BITs. For these cases Emilio worked closely with Fountain Court Chambers, working primarily from Fountain Court’s offices in London from October 2016 until June 2017.
Emilio’s areas of special expertise include the application of the CISG and the analysis of complex issues of quantum.
In addition to his counsel work, Emilio acts as secretary to arbitral tribunals in both commercial and investment cases (including in ICSID arbitral and annulment proceedings).
Emilio graduated summa cum laude from the University of Milan school of law (2011) and holds and LLM from NYU (2013), where he was graduate editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business. He also earned a PhD from the University of Milan (2018) with a dissertation on security for costs in international commercial arbitration. During his doctoral studies, Emilio served as research assistant to Professor Jan Kleinheisterkamp at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
A dual-qualified attorney (Italy and New York), Emilio speaks fluent English and Spanish.