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Emilio Bettoni

email: emilio.bettoni@arblit.com
phone: +39 02 8425 4810

  • LL.M. International Business Regulation Litigation and Arbitration (NYU School of Law, 2013)
  • Degree in Law (Università degli Studi di Milano, 2011)
  • New York State Bar
  • Milan Bar
  • Italian; English; Spanish


Emilio's practice focuses primarily on investor-state and construction arbitration.  At present, Emilio is acting as counsel in several high-profile investment cases in the energy sector under the Energy Charter Treaty and various intra-EU BITs.  Emilio also regularly appears as counsel in construction disputes and sits as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in both investment and commercial cases under a variety of rules (ICC, UNCITRAL, Danish Institute of Arbitration, and Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration).  His areas of special expertise include the application of the CISG and the analysis of complex issues of quantum.

Emilio graduated summa cum laude in 2011 from Università degli Studi di Milano – School of Law as one of the top 15 students of his class.  His graduate thesis on The Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in International Commercial Arbitration was awarded the first prize at the Eugenio Minoli award (2013 edition) by the Italian Arbitration Association.  During his University course, Emilio took part in the International Academy for Arbitration Law (Paris, 2011), the London School of Economics and Political Science Summer Course in Commercial Law (London, 2010) and the China Intellectual Property Summer Institute (Beijing, 2009).  Emilio was also an exchange student at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid during the 2009 Fall semester.

In 2013 Emilio earned his LL.M. in International Business Regulation Litigation and Arbitration from NYU School of Law, where he was a graduate-editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business and served as Research Assistant to Professor Franco Ferrari.

Emilio is currently a PhD candidate at the Università degli Studi di Milano where he is conducting research on security for costs in international arbitration, and also acts as a teaching assistant at the Catholic University of Milan.

Prior to joining ARBLIT, Emilio interned at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and worked in the International Litigation and Arbitration department of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in Milan.

Emilio has been listed by Who’s Who Legal in the Arbitration – Future Leaders 2017 ranking, which says: “Bettoni impresses his clients who state, ‘He was attentive to the study of matters of fact and was ready to give answers consistent with the needs, sometimes urgent, of a multinational company’”.

A dual-qualified attorney (Italy and New York), Emilio speaks fluent English and Spanish.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • Club Español de Arbitraje


  • "La giurisprudenza svedese in materia di arbitrato e diritto antitrust: arbitrabilità, interpretazione restrittiva dell’ordine pubblico ed approccio minimalista" (translation: "Swedish case law on arbitration and antitrust: arbitrability, restrictive interpretation of public policy and minimalist approach") in Diritto del commercio internazionale, 2014(2), p. 520-527.
  • "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments Despite the Lack of Assets" 10(1) NYU Journal of Law & Business, 155-187 (2013). 


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