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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"He is meticulous and leaves no stone unturned"
"He has a very acute sense of strategy which always points the client in the right direction"
"Paolo shows dedication to his clients and an obsessive care for details"
"He has excellent strategic vision"


Paolo Marzolini is a founding partner of Patocchi & Marzolini. Paolo acts as counsel representing clients and sits as arbitrator in a number of jurisdictions under various sets of arbitration rules (including, but not limited to, the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, LCIA Rules, UNCITRAL Rules, DIAC Rules and WIPO Rules).

Paolo’s practical experience includes the following systems of law: Italian, Swiss, French, English, Spanish, US, German, Dutch, Bahamian, Libyan, Iranian, Qatari, Emirati, Egyptian, Chinese, South Korean, Japanese and Senegalese.

Paolo has worked in the international dispute resolution departments of leading law firms in Geneva and London.

Paolo’s field of expertise includes construction disputes, IP disputes, consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements, licensing in the pharma industry, state contracts, contracts in the aviation and aerospace industry, national defence, M&A and post-M&A disputes, gas price review disputes, banking and finance disputes, sport and sponsoring disputes, agency, and commodities disputes.

Paolo regularly represents clients in arbitration-related matters before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court as well as Italian Courts.  He also acts as mediator and member of dispute boards.

Paolo has served as case manager at the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan from 2003 to 2007 and, in that capacity, he has acted as administrative secretary to domestic and international arbitral tribunals in over 150 arbitrations.

Paolo has published extensively on international arbitration and is often called as lecturer in seminars dealing with arbitration-related matters.

Paolo is admitted in Italy and Switzerland.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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