Flavio Ponzano is a “very diligent” arbitration lawyer who sources say “can always be relied upon to go the extra mile for clients”.
Flavio has advised clients in construction, commercial and energy disputes, gaining specific expertise in the field of investment arbitration. He currently represents photovoltaic investors in several high-profile investment cases brought against the Czech Republic under the Energy Charter Treaty and various BITs. In addition to his counsel work, Flavio regularly serves as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in proceedings conducted under a variety of rules (ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and Swiss Chambers) and involving disputes in different industry sectors.
As a PhD candidate in international law at the Catholic University of Milan, Flavio has completed a dissertation on the res judicata effects of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards. Since 2013 he is a research and teaching assistant at the courses of private international law and law of international arbitration taught at the Catholic University of Milan. He is the author of articles dealing with commercial and investment arbitration and sits in the board of editors of the Italian review, Diritto del Commercio Internazionale (The Law of International Trade).
Flavio graduated summa cum laude from the law school of the Catholic University of Milan in 2012 with a dissertation on multiparty arbitration. Before joining ArbLit, Flavio was a trainee for a year in the corporate and M&A practice group of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in Milan. In 2014, he 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.
A qualified attorney in Italy, Flavio speaks Italian and English fluently, and has basic knowledge of French.