"Flavio Ponzano is an excellent lawyer with lots of experience in arbitration"
"Flavio has excellent knowledge of BIT law"
Flavio Ponzano is a senior associate at the Italian arbitration boutique ArbLit. He has been involved (as counsel or tribunal secretary) in over 20 international arbitrations conducted under various rules (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL), including high-profile ones in the energy sector involving state-owned entities. Flavio’s recent experience includes representing photovoltaic investors in arbitrations brought against the Czech Republic under the ECT and various BITs, representing an Italian distributor in a dispute with an Asian manufacturer, representing a foreign company in a dispute over the image rights of a famous football player and acting for an Italian company in a FIDIC dispute.
Flavio holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the Catholic University of Milan with a dissertation on the res judicata effects of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards. He served as assistant to Professor Radicati di Brozolo at the Catholic University of Milan. Flavio 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 English fluently and has an intermediate knowledge of French.