15 – 20 February 2020
Free-of-charge Live Webinars

From 15 to 20 February 2021, Università degli Studi di Milano and the European Court of Arbitration, in cooperation with the law firms BonelliErede and DLA Piper , organize the first edition of the “Milan Investment Arbitration Week” (MIAW), a series of different events (conferences, round-table debates, legal competitions), held in streaming and related to international investment
law and arbitration.

Renowned Italian and foreign experts from academia, legal profession and arbitral institutions will address from different angles some of the most relevant topics related to the field. In addition, MIAW will include two legal competitions: the second edition of
the Milan Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot and the first edition of the Construction Arbitration Moot, with the participation of
several Universities from all around the world.

Join us for this first edition! 

 Monday 15 February 2021



Università degli Studi – Milan

14.30 – 17.30  


General Introduction
Milan Investment Arbitration Week

Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, President – European Court of Arbitration

Albert Henke, Aggregate Professor Università Statale, Milan

“Current Issues and Challenges in Construction Arbitration”


Opening Remarks

Angelo Castagnola, Full Professor of Insolvency Law – Università degli Studi, Milan


Key Note Speech

Lo stato dell’arte dell’arbitrato nel settore degli appalti

Renato Rordorf, Former First President – Italian Court of Cassation, Milan



Federico Titomanlio, Secretary General – Istituto Grandi Infrastrutture (IGI)



Giovanni Iudica, Professor Emeritus – Università Bocconi, Milan

Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, President – European Court of Arbitration

Marco Padovan, Senior Partner – Studio Legale Padovan, Milan

Riccardo Villata, Professor Emeritus – Università degli Studi, Milan

Paola Daino, Partner – BonelliErede, Milan



This webinar will be held in Italian


L’arbitrato multiparti (committente, appaltatore e subappaltatore)

La “disruption” oppure il sottosuolo (informazioni, obblighi, sorprese)

La consulenza tecnica, la valutazione da parte dell’arbitro, requisiti e profili di censura

I limiti dell’ordinamento in sede di impugnazione

Un giro di orizzonte degli appalti pubblici

Current Issues in Construction Arbitration

Construction Arbitration Moot

Tuesday 16 February 2021


“I Edition – Construction Arbitration Moot”

Legal competition among Universities in the field of construction arbitration


BonelliErede, Milan

09.00-11.00 / 11.00-13.00 / 14.30-16.30 /17.00-19.00 


Participant Universities:

Università di Bologna – Università Europea di Roma – Università degli Studi, Milano

Università degli Studi, Palermo – Università del Salento – Università degli Studi, Torino Università degli Studi, Verona

Wednesday 17 February 2021


Round Table Debate on

“European Union and International Investment Arbitration”


Università degli Studi, Milan

09.30 – 12.30 



Albert Henke, Aggregate Professor, Università degli Studi, Milan



Andrea Carlevaris, Partner – BonelliErede, Milan

Nikos Lavranos, Guest Professor – Free University Brussels

Maria Chiara Malaguti, Full Professor of International Law, President – Unidroit

Fabrizio Marrella, Full Professor of International Law and Vice-Rector – Università Cà Foscari, Venice

Michael Ostrove, Global Co-Chair – DLA Piper’s Int’l Arbitration Group, Paris

Stephan Schill, Professor of Int’l and Economic Law and Governance – University of Amsterdam



The EU/UNCITRAL project for a Multilateral Court of Investments. Overall Look

The New Appellate Mechanism in the EU Reform Projects

Issues related to the Enforcement of M.I.C.’s Awards

Post-Achmea Scenarios

Outstanding Issues of (In)compatibility between International Investment Law and EU Law

European Union and International Investment Arbitration

Colloquium with Arbitral Institutions, Organizations, Associations

Thursday 18 February 2021

Università degli Studi, Milan

10.00 – 12.30


“Colloquium with Arbitral Institutions, Organizations, Associations”


        Sydney             Brussels                Paris           Washington       The Hague    Singapore                      Vienna



Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, President – European Court of Arbitration

Albert Henke, Aggregate Professor, Università degli Studi, Milan



Brenda Horrigan, President – ACICA

Nikos Lavranos, Secretary-General – EFILA

Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel – International Court of Arbitration, ICC

Laura Bergamini, Legal Counsel – ICSID

Levent Sabanogullari – Legal Counsel, PCA

Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar and Centre Director – SIAC

Corinne Montineri, Legal Officer – UNCITRAL



The Arbitrators’ Selection Criteria and Management of Conflicts of Interest

Main Jurisdictional Issues arising out of BITs

Principles, Rules and Praxis on Transparency

Time for an Internal Arbitral Appellate Body?

 Thursday 18 February 2021

Università degli Studi, Milan

14.30 – 17.30


“Milan Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot Conference”



Federica Bocci – DLA Piper, Milan


Key Note Speech

Quo Vadis Investment Arbitration?

Tullio Treves, Professor Emeritus of International Law – Università Statale, Milan – Senior Consultant Curtis, Mallet-Prevost 



Investor-State Dispute Settlement and National Courts

Michele Potestà, Counsel – Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva


A Chinese Perspective: Int’l Investment Arbitration and the “Belt and Road Initiative”

Julien Chaisse, Professor of International Law – City University of Hong Kong


Inconsistency in Investment Arbitration Awards and Possible Remedies  

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta, Associate Professor of Private Law – Università Roma Tre, Rome


Police Power Doctrine and the Relevant Impact on Investment Arbitration

Crina Baltag, Senior Lecturer of Int’l Arbitration – Stockholm University


Challenges in Conducting Hearings during the Pandemics

Patricia Saiz Gonzalez, Professor and Director of Int’l Relations – ESADE Law School, Barcelona


Breakout rooms: Questions & Answers


Milan Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot

Milan Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot II Edition

 Friday 19 February 2021

8.30-10.00, 10-11.30, 11.30-13, 14-15.30, 15.30-17, 17.30-19.00

 Saturday 20 February 2021

9.00-10.30, 10.30-12.00, Final 14.30-16.30

DLA Piper, Milan


Milan Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot

(II Edition)


Participant Universities

Investor-State Dispute Bar Ilan University’s (Tel Aviv) – Cairo University – Goethe University Frankfurt – University of Buenos Aires – University of Ljubljana – Università degli Studi di Milano – International Black Sea University – National University of Singapore – University of Zenica – Sciences Po Law School Paris – Singapore Management University – Ural State Law University -Westminster International University – University of World Economy and Diplomacy – Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv) – University of Vienna 



Renato Rordorf

Renato Rordorf specializes in corporate matters and strategic issues in the field of extraordinary transactions, with particular focus on aspects of restructuring and litigation. Qualifying as a Magistrate in 1970, Mr. Rordorf initially served as deputy prosecutor of the Italian Republic at the Court of Monza, then judge of the Milan Court, later counselor of the Court of Appeal and then of the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court) of which he later became chairman of the first civil section, coordinator of civil unions and, finally, Deputy President. In the five years between April 1997 and April 2002 he undertook the role of commissioner in The Italian Companies and Stock Exchange Commission (CONSOB). He was also a member of the ministerial committee chaired by Prof. Floriano d'Alessandro for the study and implementation of the EC directives on corporate matters, the ministerial commission chaired by Prof. Mario Draghi (president of the European Central Bank) for the preparation of the Consolidated Law on Financial Markets and the ministerial commission chaired by Prof. Antonino Mirone for the reform of company law. Between 2015 and 2017, he himself chaired two ministerial commissions in charge of preparing the draft delegated law for the reform of the business in crisis status laws (pre-insolvency and insolvency), which then resulted in Law no. 155 of 2017, and the drafts of the related delegated decrees.

Andrea Carlevaris

Andrea Carlevaris is a partner at BonelliErede and an adjunct professor of international law. Between September 2012 and May 2017, Mr Carlevaris has been the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Director of the ICC Dispute Resolution Services. He is currently the President of AIA (the Italian Arbitration Association), a member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, EFILA (the European Forum of International Law and Investment), IMI (International Mediation Institute), Francarbi, a founding member and member of the Advisory Board of Arbit (the Italian Forum for International Arbitration and ADR) and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Arbitration Commission of UIA (Union International des Avocats) and of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Between 2009and 2012, he was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Mr Carlevaris is the author of a monograph on conservatory and provisional measures in international arbitration and of numerous articles on international law, conflict of laws and international arbitration. He regularly contributes to several journals, serving on the Board of Directors of the European International Arbitration Review, Rivista dell'arbitrato, Diritto del commercio internazionale and Giustizia civile.

Mauro Rubino-Sammartano

Mauro Rubino-Sammartano est President de la Cour Européenne d'Arbitrage, ainsi que Associé du cabinet LawFed BRSA, admis comme avocat au Barreaux de Milan (Italie) et Paris (France) et associé près du Cabinet de barristes Littleton, Londres (Angleterre), en tant que arbitre international. Il est président d'honneur de l’Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), pour laquelle a organisé son congrès final à Marrakech (prmoère fois que une association internationale de ce type organisé un tel événement en Afrique). Il est très actif dans le domaine de l’arbitrage en tant que arbitre, défenseur, ainsi que comme auteur de publications. La quatrième édition de son ouvrage sur l’Arbitrage International, Loi et pratique est en train d’etre publiée en français.

Giovanni Iudica

Born April 21st, 1944. Degree in Law from Cattolica University of Milano. Doctor honoris causa Paris XII University. Professor Emeritus of Civil Law and former Dean of the Bocconi School of Law and Professor of Civil Law at LUISS Guido Carli University Rome. He taught Private Law at the Faculty of Business and Economics at Bergamo University (1974-1980), at the Faculty of Law of Parma University (1980-1982), and then at Pavia University (1982-1989). He has been visiting professor at several foreign Universities and for over 20 years, at Paris XII University where - on 1st December 2005 - he received the Laurea Honoris Causa. In 2007, he was awarded a prize for academic career from Esade University of Barcelona. He was one of the charter members of the Italian Association of Civil Lawyers (Association for Civil Law Studies) and President until 2010, when he was appointed Honorary President. He is member of Steering Board (Commissione Centrale di Beneficenza) of Fondazione Cariplo. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici IISS (Italian Institute for Historical Studies) founded by Benedetto Croce in 1947 and member of the scientific board of the Italian Institute Music History (IISM). He is also president of ISCL (Italian Society of Construction Law) and he was President, in 2014, of ESCL (European Society of Construction Law). He is a member of ELI (European Law Institute). He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Pietro Bembo. He is President of A.M.A.MI. Academy of Ancient Music of Milan. He has served for many years as board member of the Holding of Credito Italiano and of Credit-factoring, AXA Assicurazioni, Banca Commercio e Industria, RCS Periodici, Fondazione Artistica Poldi Pezzoli onlus. He has been a member of the Steering Committee of Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia and he has been vice President of the IAP Giurì (Istituto dell’Autodisciplina Pubblicitaria). He was a member of SGECC (Study Group on a European Civil Code) and he has contributed to the drafting of the DCFR Draft Common Frame of Reference - Sellier European Law Publishers, 2009. He is a cassation lawyer and exercises the legal profession in Milan.

Marco Padovan

Marco Padovan was born in 1958. He started his legal career in 1981 and was admitted to the Italian Bar in 1983. In 1983 he started working at a major American law firm focusing on international law, commercial law, company law, financial law and tax law. He then joined the Legal Department of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Luxembourg. From 1993 until 1995 he represented the European Investment Bank in the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London. From 1995 until 2000 he was Chief Counsel at the EIB first dealing with Italy and then with the 150 non-European countries where EIB is active. In 2000 he returned to Italy to act as Project Finance Coordinator Group at a leading American law firm. From September 2001 until December 2002 he was a partner of a prominent Italian law firm. In December 2002 he founded Studio Legale Padovan. He is a member of the Milan Bar and is also qualified to appear before the higher courts. Marco specializes in construction law, international trade, export control and international sanctions, M&A, project financing and finance law. Marco obtained his Law Degree at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1981. He attended the “Anselmo Anselmi” notarial school in Rome (1983-1984); he is an Alumnus of the Academy of International Law of the Hague and obtained a M.A. in International and Comparative Business Law at the London Guildhall University (1995), where he was awarded the “Mary Oliver Memorial Prize” for excellence in Company Law. Marco lectures on Construction Law at the Master School of Politecnico di Milano (Master program “Project Management of Civil Structures and Infrastructures”). He is often invited to speak at public conferences and seminars on construction law (FIDIC contracts), international trade and finance law, export control and international sanctions.

Kevin Nash

As Deputy Registrar & Centre Director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Kevin assists with the administration of all cases filed with SIAC and the supervision of SIAC’s multinational Secretariat. Since joining SIAC in 2012, Kevin has overseen the administration of thousands of international cases under all versions of the SIAC Rules and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, among others, and has significant experience in SIAC cases involving Expedited Procedure, Emergency Arbitration and the Early Dismissal of Claims and Defences. He worked closely on the revisions to the SIAC Rules 2013, the SIAC Rules 2016, the SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules 2017, and leads the SIAC Secretariat Sub-Committee on the drafting of the seventh edition of the SIAC Rules with an expected release in the third quarter of 2021. Kevin is a frequent speaker on contemporary issues in arbitration and conducts training sessions for arbitration stakeholders around the world. He is a Member of the Singapore delegation at UNCITRAL Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) and represents SIAC as an observer at UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS). Kevin holds a B.A. from Mount Allison University and a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Kevin worked at one of Canada’s prominent ‘Seven Sister’ law firms and then went on to study an LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration at Stockholm University. He is qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor with the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Michele Potestà

Michele Potestà specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration. Over the past ten years, Michele has participated in over 30 international investment and commercial arbitrations as counsel, arbitrator and secretary of the tribunal, under all major arbitral rules (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCAI, CAM, DIAC, Danish Institute of Arbitration, and others), and in different jurisdictions. Michele’s areas of expertise include energy and natural resources (oil, gas, mining and solar energy), pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, international sales, banking and finance, services, shareholders disputes, real estate and construction, aviation and IT, among others. Michele has also advised sovereign states on their investment treaty programs. Michele is regularly appointed as arbitrator. He has sat as president of the tribunal, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under various rules, including the rules of the ICC, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Danish Institute of Arbitration, and the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. He is listed in the panel of arbitrators at VIAC, LCIA, SIAC, AIAC, and Delos. In 2020, Michele was named the most highly regarded individual in Europe by Who’s Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders (Non-Partners), where he was described as a “super smart” and “simply outstanding” lawyer, and commended for his “great breadth and depth of learning on investment treaty arbitration”. Michele is also a senior researcher at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) where he co-leads a research project on the reform of investor-state dispute settlement (“ISDS”). He is an adjunct professor at the Geneva LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), for which he teaches investment arbitration. He has authored numerous publications on issues of investment and commercial arbitration and is frequently invited to speak at arbitration conferences. An Italian national, Michele is qualified to practice law in Italy and registered with the Geneva bar (foreign lawyers section). He holds a Ph.D., a bachelor and a master’s degree from the University of Milan. Michele speaks English, Italian, French, German, and Spanish.

Fabrizio Marrella

Fabrizio Marrella is currently Vice Rector for International Affairs and Full Professor of International Law at Cà Foscari University of Venice (Italy). He is also Visiting Professor at the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. In March 2019 he was Visiting Professor at the IHEI of the Université Paris II, Panthéon Assas and has been Visiting Professor of International Arbitration Law at Vanderbilt Law School (U.S.A.). Over his academic career he has researched, taught, and practiced International Arbitration, International Business Law, International Law, International Investment Law and Maritime Law as well as Business and Human Rights. He is a member of the Italian Bar Association admitted to Supreme Courts (Cassazionista) and has practiced Law over the years with ICCA Honorary President, Prof. Giorgio Bernini, in his Law firm where he has been Special Counsel. He has pleaded before the European Court of Justice. He is a member of the ICC Commercial Law and Practice Commission (ICC Italian National Committee) and has previously been a member of the International Arbitration Commission as well as of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption. He has lectured in several top Universities across the world (i.e. Harvard, Columbia, Vanderbilt, Paris II, Geneva, Moscow, CUPL Beijing, Hitotsubashi Tokyo, Rome, Bologna, Milan, Innsbruck; London etc.) as well as for professional organisations. Prof. Marrella has also served as vice-Director of the Harvard University-Venice program where he has been teaching for many years a course on International Business Law. He serves in the Scientific Board or Board of Editors of specialised Journals such as, inter alia: Rivista dell'arbitrato; Revista Brasileira de arbitragem; Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale; Foro Padano; Contratto e Impresa; Diritto del commercio internazionale.

Michael Ostrove

Michael Ostrove is the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper's International Arbitration group. A member of both the Paris and New York bars, he has over 25 years' experience handling international commercial arbitrations, investment arbitrations and other public international law disputes, as well as domestic litigation, primarily related to enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards. Michael routinely acts as lead counsel in investment disputes on behalf of both Sovereign States and investors. He has represented and advised clients on issues arising under a wide array of bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty and national investment laws. Michael has extensive experience with ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, as well as with institutional arbitrations administered by ICSID, the PCA, the ICC and the LCIA. Michael also has extensive litigation experience before French, United States and other national and regional courts, such as the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration. Michael teaches international arbitration in the International Economic Law Masters 2 program at the Université de Paris II, and he is one of the editors of Choice of Venue in International Arbitration (OUP, 2014). He speaks and publishes frequently on international arbitration and investment law, and he is regularly named as a leading practitioner by the specialized press. Michael is ranked in Chambers Global, which notes that he is described by clients as "a real class act." Chambers also comments that Michael is "detail-oriented, thorough and forceful in his advocacy." Michael has been selected as a to Who’s Who Legal’s prestigious list of “Thought Leaders” for international arbitration, and Who's Who Legal France has reported that he "is deemed a 'great advocate'" and that "he is praised for his 'measured and strikingly accurate' advice to clients." In July 2020, Jeune Afrique ranked Michael for the fourth consecutive year as among the most influential lawyers working in francophone Africa – one of the few arbitration specialists on their list.

Crina Baltag

Dr Crina Baltag is Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and co-director of the International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) LL.M. at Stockholm University. Crina is a qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in various aspects on international dispute resolution, private and public international law. Crina is member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board. Crina’s publications include The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor [Wolters Kluwer, 2012]; ICSID Convention after 50 Years: Unsettled Issues [Wolters Kluwer, 2017]; The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU [co-editor, Wolters Kluwer, 2020] etc. and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews, including on the Denial of Benefits in Investment Law [co-author; Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law , Oxford University Press, 2019]. Crina is the editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, co-managing editor of ITA Arbitration Report and member of editorial boards of prestigious journals in the field, including of the Journal of International Arbitration. Crina has been appointed in numerous arbitrations, as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, and CCIR-Romania. Crina holds a PhD degree in International Arbitration from Queen Mary University of London (UK), LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration Law from Stockholm University (Sweden), M.Sc. in International Business from Academy of Economic Studies (Romania), LL.B. from University of Bucharest (Romania).

Maria Chiara Malaguti

Maria Chiara was appointed President of UNIDROIT in August 2020. She is the first woman being appointed to this position. She is Full Professor of International law at Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Milan/Rome, Italy) and since 2003 she is legal advisor to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs on trade matters, including uniformation of law and investment issues, and to the World Bank, where she has carried on legal reforms in financial markets in about fifty different countries. Prof. Malaguti also practices as a lawyer in Rome and her main areas of practice are trade and investment law, commercial law, antitrust and conflicts of law and jurisdiction. Maria Chiara holds degrees in law and in economics, an LLM from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. She has various publications, mainly focusing on trade law, financial markets and harmonization of laws. In the past, she has been legal assistant and chief of cabinet at the European Court of Justice and senior legal counsel at the European Central Bank.

Nikos Lavranos

Nikos is an expert in investment law & arbitration who has expertise in advising, litigating, negotiating, drafting legislation and providing expert witness reports. His clients are both investors and States. He combines his experience as arbitrator, mediator, legal consultant, academic and former policy maker and chief negotiator for Bilateral Investment Treaties. In addition to investment law & arbitration, Nikos also covers WTO law, EU law and the interaction between public international law, European law and national law. Nikos also established a BREXIT ADVISORY CENTRE to provide bespoke advice on the consequences of BREXIT. He can provide his services in English, Dutch and German. Moreover, he understands French, Greek and Italian. Nikos studied law at the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He obtained his LL.M. (cum laude) and PhD degrees from Maastricht University. In 2008-2009 Nikos was Max Weber Fellow at the EUI in Florence. He is permanent contributor to the Kluwer Arbitration blog, Borderlex, the EFILA blog and the Practical Law Arbitration blog.

Levent Sabanogullari

Levent Sabanogullari is Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, an independent intergovernmental organization established by treaty in 1899 which provides services for the resolution of disputes involving various combinations of states, state entities, intergovernmental organizations and private parties. In this capacity, he acts as institutional secretary in many PCA-administered arbitrations, and he also assists the PCA Secretary-General in the discharge of his duties under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, including in relation to the designation of appointing authorities, the appointment of arbitrators, and decisions on challenges. Levent is qualified to practice law in Germany and admitted as Attorney-and-Counselor-at-law to the New York State bar. He holds a doctorate in law, summa cum laude, from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from New York University.

Corinne Montineri

Corinne Montineri is a Senior Legal Officer in the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Her main field of activity relates to international dispute settlement and technical assistance to law reform in this field, including arbitration and mediation. She has been servicing the sessions of the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) since October 2003 and is now the Secretary of Working Group III (ISDS Reform) which currently works on a reform of investor-State dispute settlement. Prior to joining the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Ms. Montineri worked as a senior legal officer with multi-national companies, mainly on matters relating to merger and acquisition and international contracts, both in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Ms. Montineri holds law degree from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris) and a degree in Economics and Finance from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris).

Laura Bergamini

Laura Bergamini, Legal Counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID, World Bank Group), joined the Centre in 2016. Ms. Bergamini serves as Secretary of Tribunals in arbitral proceedings brought before the Centre and as Secretary of ad hoc Committees in annulment proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention. Prior to joining ICSID, she worked as an attorney with the law firms of Shearman & Sterling in Paris, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Rome. Ms. Bergamini holds degrees from LUISS University of Rome (PhD) and University of Pisa (Laurea). She is admitted to the Rome Bar.

Julien Chaisse

Dr. Julien Chaisse is Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Law. In January 2021, Dr. Chaisse was awarded the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize of the International Arbitration Club of New York for the best article published in the field of international arbitration. He is a globally recognized authority on the intersection between international economic law (trade, investment, and tax), international dispute resolution, and the transnational law of globalization. His scholarship, which includes a dozen books and over 60 articles and book chapters, has created an enduring presence in the academic space and has even been cited by international courts/tribunals, as well as U.S. Courts. As a leading scholar in the field of international economic law, Dr. Chaisse sits on the editorial board of several high-impact international journals and he is currently a Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Law Review. Teaching in Europe and Asia-Pacific for almost 20 years, he has advised and mentored 3 dozen students, and lectured in more than a dozen graduate and undergraduate courses. Dr. Chaisse is an experienced arbitrator and he adjudicated on more than 20 cases (some of which have been cited and discussed in the international press). He is also frequently called upon to appear as expert witness on arbitration law issues in international arbitration proceedings or enforcement actions before domestic courts. Dr. Chaisse also is a sought-after consultant/expert to international organizations, governments, law firms, and private investors. He has advised international organizations and governments on private and public international law issues (including concessions contracts, special economic zones, investment structuring, state and international organization immunities, and WTO accession) and assisted with the drafting of legislation in Austria, Azerbaijan, Canada, Ivory Coast, France, Georgia, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Prior to joining City University School of Law, Dr. Chaisse taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2009-2019) where he served as research centre director and PhD & MPhil Program director. He earlier worked as deputy head of the team analysing the rules for multilateral trade and investment agreements at the World Trade Institute (Switzerland, 2006-2009), lecturer at elite school Sciences Po Aix (France, 2004-2006), and as a diplomat for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Delhi (Embassy of France in India, 2001-2004).

Albert Henke

Albert Henke is Jean Monnet Professor of Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe at Università degli Studi, Milan (Italy), where he is also Aggregate Professor of Transnational Commercial Litigation, International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Module Moot Court. He is also Research Fellow and Lecturer (“Ricercatore”) of Civil Procedure at the same University. His main areas of scientific interests are domestic, comparative, European and international civil procedure, multilevel judicial interaction and conflicts, domestic, international commercial and investment arbitration, private international law and legal advocacy, in respect of which he has authored more than 50 publications, in Italian and in English. He is the founder and scientific coordinator of the Centre of Research on European and Transnational Dispute Settlement (https://sites.unimi.it/translitigation/); founder and scientific coordinator of EUCP, a webplatform on European Civil Procedure (http://sites.unimi.it/EUCivilProcedure/); founder and scientific co-coordinator of the Milan Investment Arbitration Week; founder and scientific co-coordinator of the Summer School on International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation (Gargnano, BS, Italy – 2011). He is the Senior Coach and Supervisor of the Statale teams annualy taking part in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vienna), in the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (Frankfurt) and in the PAX Moot (Science Po, Paris). He has been granted two EU-funded Jean Monnet Modules (on “European Civil Procedure in a Comparative and Transnational Perspective” – 2015-2018 and on “Multilevel, Multiparty and Multisector Cross-Border Litigation in Europe” – 2020-2023). Prof. Henke has delivered speeches at conferences, seminars, workshops, Ph.D and Master Programs in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA (among which Columbia Law School, New York). In June-July 2018 he has been Visiting Professor at the Kuwait International Law School (Kuwait City). He is member of the International Editorial Council of the Russian Law Journal and member of the Editorial Board of: International Journal of European Studies; International Arbitration Case Law (IACL); Rivista di Diritto Processuale; Il Diritto degli Affari, Diritto del Commercio Internazionale and Int’l Lis, as well as member of the Teaching Committee of several specialization courses and summer schools.

Federico Titomanlio

Graduated in Naples from Federico II in civil law. He carried out professional activity in his father's office. For more than twenty years he directed the procurement and concessions sector of ANCE, where he participated in the debate, held in the seventies, on the occasion of the implementation of the first two directives - work and supply contracts in the ordinary sectors He was among the founders of the Legal Archive of Public Works. In the 1980s he was engaged as Procurement Director of the Ance to ensure the exact application of the Directives, in the preparation of the second season of the implementation of the Special Sectors, Services and Supplies Directives and in the completion of the Directive of the 1970s In this role, he has carried out numerous reports at conferences and debates dedicated to these issues. In 1988, at the time of the establishment of the IGI - the Great Infrastructure Institute - he took on the role of Secretary General, helping to open and feed a debate on the issues of public contracts with the organization of about 250 conferences. He has collaborated on numerous publications, magazines and press organs on the subject of public contracts. He has carried out numerous courses at the University of Salerno, at the LUIS and in other universities and national research centers. For many years he carried out training courses for officials of various Regions (in particular, Sardinia, Campania and Sicily). He has chaired countless public and private contracting commissions at national, regional and local level. He was legal advisor to the State Printing Office He was technical consultant of the Superior Council of Public Works He has created and directed the legal review "In due parole" since 1990. He directed the IGI Working Group which compiled the answers to the 114 questions contained in the Green Book of the European Commission. He has been president and member of numerous arbitration boards. He chaired various commissions of amicable agreement as per art. 240 of Code 163/2006. He has participated in hearings of parliamentary committees in many legislatures He has published the Dictionary of jurisprudence on public procurement for the types of Giuffré. For more than 20 years he has published periodic updates of the (unstoppable) national legislation (in the IGI-Yellow Code format). He was the promoter of the European Forum (composed of the Igi of the EU), chaired for more than twenty years by sen. Zamberletti, with the collaboration of dr. Claudio Rangone, who brought to Brussels the ideas and proposals of operators, contracting authorities and investors in the infrastructure sector.

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta is an Associate Professor of Private Law at the University of Roma Tre Law School and a founding partner of D|R Arbitration & Litigation. Giacomo is Co-director of the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Co-editor of the ICCA project Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?. Giacomo  earned a LL.M. with distinction and a S.J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. He is the author of three books and several articles in major Italian and U.S. law reviews. Giacomo is admitted to the Rome, Italy (2004) and New York Bar (2010). Giacomo is a past Co-chair of ArbIt (Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR) and is actively involved in commercial and investment arbitration as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator. Giacomo has acted as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in various arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and under the rules of the ICC and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration with seat in different countries including Italy and Switzerland. He has been appointed by the Italian Republic as expert witness in three investment arbitration proceedings under the rules of ICSID and SCC, and he has acted as expert on Italian law before U.S. state and federal courts.

Tullio Treves

Tullio TREVES. Professor Emeritus of International Law, the State University of Milano Law Faculty. He has been tenured professor at the Universities of Sassari, Torino and Milano. He has given courses at the Hague Academy of International Law, in many International Law Courses organized by the United Nations, and in prestigious Universities in all continents, He is a member of Institut de Droit international, of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law, and of the Italian, American, French Societies of International law He has extensive legal – diplomatic experience as a member of the Italian delegation the Third UN Conference for the Law of the Sea and other International Conferences and negotiations, and for being for eight years the Legal Adviser to the Italian Mission to the UN in New York. From 1996 to 2011 he has been Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg. More recently, he has twice served as Judge ad hoc in the same Tribunal. He has been an arbitrator in several State to State arbitrations held in the framework of the PCA. He has been counsel in international cases before the International Court of Justice or international arbitral tribunals for France, Finland, Peru, Colombia, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Kenya. Since 2012 he serves as Public International Law Senior Consultant of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Milan Office). He has worked with the firm in defending States (such as Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Tanzania) in investment arbitrations. He is the author of many books and articles on public and private international law, especially on the settlement of disputes, law of the sea and general questions of public international law. He works in Italian, English, French and Spanish

Gabriele Ruscalla

Gabriele is a Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where he supervises about 160 arbitration proceedings involving parties from several jurisdictions and disputes in the energy, construction, IP, M&A, pharmaceutical and sale & purchase sectors. Prior to joining the ICC, he was an Associate in the Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group in Paris, where he worked on both investor-State and commercial arbitration proceedings. He also spent a year as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law in Luxembourg. He defended his PhD thesis (“Transnational Public Policy and International Arbitration”) in 2015 at Bocconi University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Global Business Law and Governance from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Columbia Law School and a Master’s degree in International Relations and International Law from the University of Milan. He regularly speaks in conferences and seminars and publishes articles and notes on international arbitration-related subjects. Since 2020, he is Guest Lecturer in international arbitration at King’s College London and the University of Tsinghua. He will also teach a course in Business and Human Rights at ESSEC Paris (Spring 2021).

Patricia Saiz Gonzales

Prof. Patricia Saiz is a faculty member at ESADE Law School, where she teaches commercial and investment arbitration. In addition, she is a professor at the CIDS/MIDS and a lecturer at Columbia Law School’s U.S. Business Law Academy. She is also a regular guest speaker at Harvard Law School. Prof. Saiz acts as president, party-appointed and sole arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations. She is also a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She has been recognised in a number of rankings, particularly by WWL Arbitration 2020 & 2021 and Leaders League – Spain’s Best Arbitrators 2020. Before becoming an arbitrator, Prof. Saiz practiced as counsel in the U.S. for more than 10 years. During that time, she represented numerous multinationals and governments in international commercial, investor-state and state-to-state arbitrations, under the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, and UNCITRAL rules. Prof. Saiz is trained both in common law (LL.M. at Harvard Law School) and civil law (J.D. equivalent at ESADE Law School), and she is admitted to practice in New York, Washington D.C. and Spain. She speaks English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Catalan, and has a working knowledge of German.

Federica Bocci

Federica Bocci is a Lead Lawyer in DLA Piper's litigation and regulatory practice, based in Milan, Italy. Federica has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration as well as court litigation. Federica manages international disputes across a range of sectors including sports sponsorship, energy, construction, real estate and banking. Federica represents clients in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration rules, seated in different jurisdictions and subject to Italian and/or foreign laws. She also serves as an arbitrator. In both the 2020 and the 2021 editions of the Who’s Who Legal Arbitration Guide - Global Arbitration Review - Federica has been recommended as "Future Leaders in International Arbitration" among the best professionals – non partners - aged 45 and under. Qualified as a professional mediator by the Italian Delegation of the Centre de Médiation de l'Europe, de la Méditerranée et du Moyen Orient Member of Arbitral Women

Brenda Horrigan

Brenda is Head of International Arbitration – Australia at Herbert Smith Freehills, based in HSF’s Sydney office. She is an Australian registered foreign lawyer admitted in Washington DC. Brenda has some 20 years’ experience in international arbitration. Her practice is multifaceted; she works as counsel on complex international commercial and investment treaty arbitration matters at both the arbitration and enforcement stages, and also sits as an arbitrator. She began her career as a transactional lawyer, and that background provides valuable insight for clients into the underlying commercial and contractual aspects of their disputes. Brenda serves as the President of ACICA, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia), and is listed on the panels of several arbitral institutions. Brenda has practiced in the US, Paris, Moscow, Shanghai and now Sydney, and is consistently ranked in Chambers and in Global Arbitration Review’s Who’s Who: Legal as a leading arbitration practitioner.

Paolo Daino

Expertise - Corporate/M&A - Commercial contracts, with particular focus on supply and construction contracts - Litigation - International arbitration, as both counsel and arbitrator Key sectors: - energy sector (electricity and gas) - infrastructures - engineering and construction - real estate - consumer goods - fashion and luxury goods Foreign languages: English Background Team Leader of the Construction & Engineering Focus Team Member of the Energy & Infrastructure Focus Team Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team Made partner in 2005 Joined Bonelli e Associati in 1996, which evolved into BonelliErede Testimonials “He is among Italy’s best litigators” (The Legal 500 EMEA) Qualifications Member of the Italian Bar Law degree from Cattolica University of Milan

Ruggero Rubino-Sammartano

Ruggero Rubino Sammartano is an Italian and French licensed practitioner, with 20 years of practice, focusing on commercial law and international dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration). He gained experience in law firms in London New York, Paris and Munich and works on cross-border transactional matters from a commercial and corporate law perspective. Rubino Sammartano is Co-editor-in-chief of the law review "Il Foro Padano" and is member of the Board of Directors of the European Court of Arbitration. He regularly lectures on arbitration and mediation and publishes in these fields in different languages.

Stephan Schill

Stephan W. Schill is Professor of International and Economic Law and Governance at the University of Amsterdam, specializing in international investment law and investor-State dispute settlement. He is admitted to the bar in Germany and New York, is a Member of the ICSID List of Arbitrators, and acts regularly as arbitrator in investor-State arbitrations. He also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of World Investment and Trade and General Editor of ICCA Publications and the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration.

Angelo Castagnola

Angelo Castagnola is full professor of Insolvency law in Milan State University, where he also teaches Arbitration law. As a lawyer, he is admitted to the Milan Bar and to the Supreme Court in Rome. He regularly acts as arbitrator both in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, where he also appears as an expert.

Riccardo Villata​

Born in Parma in August 1941, he graduated in Law, magna cum laude from the University of Milan in 1964 and was admitted to the bar in 1966. He has been a full professor and lecturer of administrative law in the Law Faculty of the University of Milan since 1975. President of the Association of Administrative Procedure Scholars and editor of the law review “Diritto processuale amministrativo” (“Administrative Procedure”). Author of many articles and essays, the most notable of which are the collection entitled “Problemi attuali della giurisdizione amministrativa” (“Current issues in Administrative Jurisdiction”), published in 2009, and a section of a renowned university textbook, dedicated to administrative acts, comprised of four monographs, the last of which, written in 1999, now in its sixth edition, is specifically dedicated to public services and their current management models. He also edited the draft of the anthology “L’appalto di opere pubbliche” (“Public Works Procurement”), published in 2014 by CEDAM in Padua, personally writing the chapter on the regulation of anomalous bids. Recently published: in 2017, “Scritti di giustizia amministrativa” (“Writings on Administrative Justice”) and, in 2018, “Scritti in tema di questioni di giurisdizione. Tra giudice ordinario e giudice amministrativo” (“Writings on Jurisdiction. Between Civil and Administrative Jurisdiction”). Having contributed to the drafting of various bills concerning local public services, he has given lectures at numerous conventions and Master’s courses, among which, stand out those regarding administrative procedure, public procurement and project financing. He was part of the Commission appointed with drafting the text of the Legislative Decree for the Reform of the Administrative Process. Alongside his regular judicial practice, Professor Villata is also President or Member of Arbitration Panels in public-law litigations and counsel and proponent in proceedings before Independent Authorities. Former scientific director of the “Centro di studi sulla giustizia” (“Centre for Legal Studies”) at the Law School of the University of Milan. In 2011 he received the Sorrentino Prize as a “distinguished scholar in Administrative Law”. He was appointed Professor Emeritus at the University of Milan. Chambers Europe and Legal 500 regard him as one of Italy’s leading lawyers in the field of Administrative Law.