Flavio Ponzano has "the ability to formulate complicated legal content into comprehensive texts" as well as "an excellent understanding of arbitration's complex framework".
Flavio Ponzano is a senior associate at the Italian arbitration boutique ArbLit – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello. Flavio has been involved (as counsel, secretary or assistant to arbitral tribunals) in over 20 international arbitrations conducted under various rules (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL), including high-profile matters in the energy sector involving state and state-owned entities. Flavio’s recent experience includes representing photovoltaic investors in arbitrations brought against the Czech Republic under the ECT and various BITs, and representing an Italian distributor in a dispute with an Asian manufacturer.
Flavio holds a PhD in international law from the Catholic University of Milan with a dissertation on the res judicata effects of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards. Since 2013, he has served as a research and teaching assistant on the private international law and law of international arbitration courses at the Catholic University of Milan. He is the author of articles on arbitration and sits in the board of editors of the Italian review Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (“The Law of International Trade”).
In 2014, Flavio took part in the International Academy for Arbitration Law held in Paris where he was awarded the runner-up prize for the laureate of the Academy. He graduated summa cum laude from the Law School of the Catholic University of Milan in 2012. Before joining ArbLit, Flavio was a trainee for a year in the corporate and M&A practice group of Bonelli Erede in Milan.
A qualified attorney in Italy, Flavio speaks Italian and English fluently, and has an intermediate knowledge of French.