Experience

We can rely on our partners' extensive experience in domestic and international arbitration and litigation, as well as in many other areas of practice acquired in their previous firms (see Our Team).

We have acted as counsel or arbitrators under a variety of applicable laws and arbitration rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, the Danish Arbitration Institute, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, the Milan Arbitration Chamber, UNCITRAL, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the European Development Fund and the Court of Arbitration for Sports (TAS/CAS), and in different seats.

We have a very significant expertise in investor-State arbitrations, having acted in many arbitrations of this kind, including for the successful claimant in the well-known Saipem S.p.A. v. The People's Republic of Bangladesh (ICSID Case No. ARB/05/07), which for the first time recognized that the interference with arbitral proceedings by state courts can amount to a violation of international law and of a bilateral investment treaty.

As counsel and co-counsel we have handled many types of court proceedings, and advised on litigation tactics and many other issues directly or indirectly bearing on pending or envisaged litigation.

Our experience covers a broad range of areas of law (public and private international law, civil law, commercial law, antitrust law, European Union Law, liberalizations and privatizations, distribution, M&A, bank guarantees, intellectual property and sports law) and a large variety of industry sectors (construction, defense, telecommunications, energy, insurance, banking, fashion, sports).

 

 

Our partners' most significant recent and current activity includes






COUNSEL FOR
  • Photovoltaic investors from different countries in several UNCITRAL arbitrations against East-European State for violation of various BITs and the ECT
  • Two groups of Italian bondholders in ICSID arbitrations against the Republic of Argentina (Ambiente Ufficio and others v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. ARB/08/9, and Giovanni Alemanni and others v. Argentine Republic, ICSID Case No. ARB/07/8)
  • Consortium of construction companies in two arbitrations against African State entities under EDF Rules
  • Consortium of construction companies before a DAB and in ICC arbitrations against foreign sovereign entity under a FIDIC contract
  • Defense contractor in ICC arbitration on the development of advanced armament systems
  • Telecom network equipment supplier in ad hoc arbitration involving novel and highly complex competition law issues
  • Investor in ICSID proceedings arising from unlawful interference in arbitration by the courts of the seat (Saipem v. People’s Republic of Bangladesh, ICSID Case No. ARB/05/07)
  • Dutch and Belgian investors in ICSID arbitration against Egypt relating to the dredging of the Suez Canal (Jan de Nul N.V. and Dredging International N.V. v. Arab Republic of Egypt, ICSID Case No. ARB/04/13)
  • Italian investor in ICSID arbitration against Georgia in relation to an investment in a pipe plant (Ares International S.r.l. and Metalgeo S.r.l. v. Georgia, ICSID Case No. ARB/05/23)
  • Leading Italian fashion group in ICC arbitration on the licensing of the brand for the production of luxury watches
  • Spanish company against railroad equipment manufacturer in ICC arbitration
  • Multinational personnel management services provider in ad hoc arbitration against former shareholders

 

 

CHAIRMAN IN
  • Swiss Chambers Rules arbitration in commodities financing dispute
  • ICC arbitration on joint venture dispute involving European and Latin American parties
  • UNCITRAL arbitration crude oil purchases
  • Danish Arbitration Institute arbitration on insurance products distribution in Latin America
  • Milan Chamber arbitration on post M&A dispute
  • ICC arbitration on post M&A dispute

 

 

SOLE ARBITRATOR IN
  • SCC arbitration in dispute involving competition law
  • ICC arbitration on post M&A dispute
  • ICC arbitration on sale and purchase agreement
  • Milan Chamber arbitration on service contract dispute
CO-ARBITRATOR IN
  • UNCITRAL arbitration under Energy Charter Treaty
  • ICC arbitration in aircraft components manufacture and supply dispute
  • Milan Chamber arbitration in fashion industry dispute
  • ICC arbitration on post M&A dispute
EXPERT
  • Designated by the ICC to decide two disputes on the allocation of generic Top Domain Level names under the new ICANN rules
  • Party appointed on a question of Italian law in ICC proceedings

 

 



REPRESENTING
  • Utility in follow-on antitrust damages suit following a commitments decision of the Italian competition authority
  • Construction company in proceedings to prevent the abusive cashing of first demand guarantees by foreign State entities
  • Formula 1 team and an electricity importer in two interim proceedings and obtaining the rejection of applications for attachments relying on an innovative application of the Brussels I Regulation on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments
  • Spanish company in proceedings for the setting aside of an international award
  • Italian company in cartel proceedings before the European Commission and then before the General Court of the European Union
  • Foreign service provider before the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Italian courts and the Italian competition authority in relation to Italian legislation in violation of the freedoms to provide services and of establishment

 

 

ADVISING
  • Italian company on its defense strategy in a threatened follow-on antitrust damages suit in a foreign court and assisting in settlement
  • Director of a foreign subsidiary of an Italian company in settlement negotiations with the trustees in bankruptcy of the Italian parent company
  • Foreign client on issues relating to proposed attachment of foreign yacht in Italian territorial waters
  • Private clients in multijurisdictional family dispute involving, inter alia, a possible ad hoc arbitration on the relations between a foundation, its members and third parties
  • Group of professionals on possible actions before the Italian courts, the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority in relation to the European Union and competition law aspects of activities covered by members of reserved professions

 

 

PARTY-APPOINTED
EXPERT
  • Before Australian court on arbitrability of competition law claims
  • Before Swedish court in setting aside action against award involving competition law

 

 

Credits

Progetto a cura di Marketude
Sviluppo a cura di Magazzino27

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