"Highly regarded as one of the most experienced arbitrators in Italy"
"I was impressed with his knowledge and understanding of the field and its various ins and outs"
"Everyone who works with him looks up to him greatly"
Mauro Rubino-Sammartano is a chartered arbitrator. He has been admitted to the Italian Bar and the Paris Bar and is an associate member, as an arbitrator, of a set of barristers’ chambers in London, Littleton Chambers. He chairs the European Court of Arbitration, the International School of Arbitration and Mediation for the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and the arbitration group of LawFed BRSA. He has launched the European Court of Arbitration Main Points, which characterise its approach to arbitration.
He sits as an arbitrator, appears as counsel in arbitral proceedings and in courts for challenges against awards. He is a paladin of the full right of a party to call evidence and to examine witnesses without undue interference.
He has been a visiting professor at the universities of Milan and Padua, and has chaired the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), as well as the IBA’s international construction, international sales, and mediation committees.
His main textbooks are Arbitrage International (fourth edition in French, Bruylant 2019), International Arbitration: Law and Practice (third edition, Juris 2014), Il Diritto dell’Arbitrato (“Arbitration Law”, sixth edition, Cedam, 2010), and Appalti di Opere e Contratti di Servizi (“Construction Law and Contracts for Services”, Cedam 2006).
His articles include “A Continuous Search for New Horizons” (ARIA 2012, volume 23, no. 2), “The Arbitrator's Pledge Launched by the European Court of Arbitration” (ARIA 2015, volume 26, no. 4) and “A Second (Quasi-Perfect) Storm Also in Arbitration” (JOIA, volume 34, no. 6, 2017).
He has written and is writing extensively on arbitration, mediation and construction in English, French and Italian.