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Paolo Marzolini

Paolo Marzolini

Patocchi & MarzoliniRue Pedro-Meylan 5GenevaGenevaSwitzerland1208

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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Paolo Marzolini is a “thoughtful and meticulous” lawyer who is applauded for his “very acute sense of strategy, which always points the client in the right direction”.

Biography

Paolo Marzolini is a founding partner of Patocchi & Marzolini, established with Paolo Michele Patocchi on 1 January 2014. Paolo acts as counsel representing clients and sits as arbitrator in Switzerland and a number of other jurisdictions under various sets of arbitration rules (including, but not limited to, the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL Rules and WIPO Rules).

Paolo has practical experience in a number of systems of law, such as Italian, Swiss, French, English, Spanish, US, German, Dutch, Bahamian, Libyan, Iranian, Qatari, Egyptian, Chinese, South Korean and Japanese.

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

Paolo has been involved in several major international arbitrations and his field of expertise includes construction disputes (including project financing disputes), IP disputes, turnkey contracts, consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements, agency, licensing in the pharma industry, state contracts, contracts in the aviation industry, M&A and post-M&A disputes, gas price review disputes, banking and finance disputes, sport and sponsoring disputes, and commodities disputes.

Paolo regularly represents clients in arbitration-related matters before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court as well as Italian courts.

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.

He completed his graduate and postgraduate studies in Geneva and Zurich (Swiss Arbitration Academy, 2010), Pavia (Dr iur, 2002) and Paris (University of Paris 1, Pantheon – Sorbonne and Cornell Law School’s Institute of International and Comparative Law, International Arbitration and Litigation, 2001).

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

He is former co-chair (2015–2016) and current member of the advisory board of the Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR (ArbIt), as well as a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA), the Geneva Bar Association and the Pavia Bar Association.

National Leader

Switzerland - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Paolo Marzolini is “super smart and outstanding”, and “very well known” for his “strategic vision and broad legal knowledge”.

Biography

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, 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 and Japanese.

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, turnkey contracts, consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements, agency, licensing in the pharma industry, state contracts, contracts in the aviation industry, M&A and post-M&A disputes, gas price review disputes, banking and finance disputes, sport and sponsoring disputes, and commodities disputes.

Paolo regularly represents clients in arbitration-related matters before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court as well as Italian courts.

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

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

Paolo is admitted in Italy and Switzerland.

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