Massimo Benedettelli earns recommendations from respondents one of whom remarks they are "a big fan and value his contributions on both law and policy".
Massimo joined Arblit as a partner in October 2014.
Massimo is Full Professor of International Law at the University of Bari Aldo Moro. He has been invited by The Hague Academy of International Law to give a course in its 2022 winter session.
Since July 2018 he has been a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration. Until July 2018 Massimo led the Italian delegation to the ICC Commission of Arbitration. He is also a member of the Arbitration Council of ACIAM in Atlanta, Georgia.
Throughout his academic career Massimo also taught private international law, international economic law, EU law and European commercial law. He obtained an LLM degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD degree from the European University Institute.
He started his professional practice in 1986 at the legal department of ENI, where he gained experience in the energy sector. In 1990 Massimo joined as an associate at Chiomenti Studio Legale, where he was a partner from 1996 until November 2001, when he left the firm to join Freshfields and its international arbitration and corporate groups.
One of Italy’s main arbitration specialists, Massimo has acted as counsel or sat as chairman, sole or party-appointed arbitrator in several international and domestic arbitrations. The arbitrations in which he has been involved have been seated in a variety of places (Milan, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Sanaa, Baghdad, Buenos Aires) and have featured procedural and substantive laws of different jurisdictions (Italy, France, Switzerland, Turkey, England, Iraq, Brazil, Argentina) as well as public international law.
Massimo is the author of one book and various articles published in the most prestigious Italian and international law reviews. He is the co-editor of an authoritative commentary on arbitration law and practice in Italy.