Emilio Bettoni is a “diligent and thoughtful” arbitration lawyer with an “excellent understanding of complex frameworks”.
Dr Emilio Bettoni is a senior associate at ArbLit, where his practice focuses on commercial and investor-state arbitration. At present, Emilio is acting as counsel in several international arbitrations, most of which are linked to Latin America. He also regularly assists clients in construction disputes, including before dispute boards, emergency arbitrators and arbitral tribunals. His 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 in 2011 from the University of Milan school of law and his dissertation was awarded the first prize at the 2013 Eugenio Minoli Prize of the Italian Arbitration Association. Emilio 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.