Italy: Arbitration 2019

In this chapter we recognise 41 arbitration specialists who have been chosen for their experience and expertise in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, under institutional rules or on an ad-hoc basis.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Luca Radicati di Brozolo Arblit, Milan 
2. Cecilia Carrara  Legance Avvocati Associati, Rome 
3. Antonio Crivellaro  BonelliErede, Milan
4. Laurence Shore  BonelliErede, Milan
5. Michelangelo Cicogna De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale, Milan
6. Andrea Carlevaris BonelliErede, Milan

Arbitration boutique Arblit - Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello achieves five listings in this chapter.
Luca Radicati di Brozolo wins extensive praise from market commentators who consider him "extremely knowledgeable in investment arbitration” and hail him as “one of the best Italian arbitrators". 
Michele Sabatini is a "very hands-on and extremely hard-working" lawyer, effuse peers who add he “understands the construction business and has a great experience in international arbitration”.  
Emilio Bettoni is adiligent lawyer who is attentive to details" say sources, adding that he isa specialist in arbitration matters but he also has amazing technical knowledges about the most typical problems of a construction projects”.
Massimo Benedettelli is a renowned name in the Italian market who has over 30 years of experience acting as counsel, chairman and sole arbitrator in domestic and international proceedings.
Flavio Ponzano is a well-regarded figure among peers who describe him as “a great young lawyer”. His expertise lies in international construction, commercial and energy disputes.

Renowned international Italian firm BonelliErede also performs impressively this year with five listings.
Antonio Crivellaro is a heavyweight of the Italian arbitration market who respondents describe as "a true master of construction disputes".
Laurence Shore is a highly respected litigation and arbitration specialist in Italy who is acclaimed as “an outstanding practitioner with wide-ranging expertise and great advocacy skills".
Andrea Carlevaris “stands out for his skills in fast logical reasoning ", say peers one of whom adds, “What distinguishes him is undoubtedly his vast experience and deep knowledge of international arbitrations.”
Paolo Di Giovanni is lauded for his “impressive strategic vision” and hisparticular attention to the quality of the pleadings and ability to govern the cross-examination during the trial”.
Giovanni Minuto is described by peers as a "very strong and reliable lawyer" with expertise in international investment arbitrations in the industrial works, engineering and luxury good sectors.

Michelangelo Cicogna at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale posesses over 20 years of experience in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations in the IT, telecoms, construction and infrastructure sectors.
Giovanni De Berti is a long-standing figure in the Italian market where he enjoys a strong reputation for his profound ability in complex commercial arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s Ferdinando Emanuele is praised by sources as an arbitration specialist who can do everything”. He has considerable expertise in international proceedings pertaining to the aviation, telecommunications and banking sectors.
Carlo Santoro isa well-known name and an experienced international arbitration practitioner".  Respondents highlight his "rapidity, efficiency and effectiveness”, as well as his “skill and ability in the field".

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Lluís Paradell Trius is acclaimed by market commentators for his "encyclopaedic knowledge of investment law and investment treaty awards”. One source adds that he is an “extremely valuable resource who plays a role in a large number of global ISDS cases".
Fabrizio Arossa is a well-regarded figure in the Italian arbitration market who wields over 30 years of experience in cross-border arbitration across the EU and US.

Cecilia Carrara at Legance Avvocati Associati is one of Italy’s star arbitrators. She wins extensive acclaim from peers for her practice, which focuses on commercial and investment arbitrations at the domestic and international level.

Piero Bernardini of Ughi e Nunziante Studio Legale is described as one of the "most experienced Italian arbitrators in investor-state disputes" by respondents. They highlight him as “hugely experienced” and “a sharp legal mind”.

Luigi Fumagalli with Studio Prof. Luigi Fumagalli is one of Italy’s most highly respected arbitration specialists. He is highlighted as a "very prepared and diligent arbitrator", with particular expertise in sports law.

Independent practitioner Ugo Draetta is recognised as “a very active expert” in Italy’s arbitration space and wins acclaim for his work on international arbitrations in the construction, chemical and telecommunications sectors.

Maria Beatrice Deli at the Italian Association for Arbitration is a well-regarded figure among peers thanks to her considerable expertise in international commercial and investment arbitrations.

Andrea Giardina of Chiomenti stands out among peers for her extensive experience handling sophisticated disputes across the aviation, foreign investment and competition arenas.

Massimo Coccia with Coccia De Angelis Vecchio & Associati is “unquestionably one of the few Italian specialists” in sports law say sources who commend his experience in proceedings at the CAS.

Nctm Studio Legale’s Angelo Anglani is highly recommended by sources for his work on behalf of domestic and international clients on commercial arbitration and litigation proceedings.

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta at DR Arbitration & Litigation is applauded for his strong “analytical and strategic skills" as well as his "substantial knowledge of both international arbitration and substantive law”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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