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Flavio Ponzano

email: flavio.ponzano@arblit.com
phone: + 39 02 8425 4810

  • Degree in Law (Catholic University of Milan, 2012)
  • PhD Candidate in International Law (Catholic University of Milan, expected 2017)
  • Milan Bar
  • Italian; English


Flavio graduated magna cum laude from the Law School of the Catholic University of Milan in 2012 with a dissertation on “Multiparty Arbitration”. During his University course he took part in the joint seminar of the courses of Transnational Commercial Law of the University of Heidelberg and of the Catholic University of Milan with a paper on “Transnational Insolvency: the concept of COMI in EC Reg. 1346/2000”.

In 2014 Flavio took part in the International Academy for Arbitration Law held in Paris and was awarded the Runner-up Prize for the Laureate of the Academy based on the essay “The double requirement that the arbitrator be independent and impartial”.

Before graduating he interned at the Milan office of Baker & McKenzie (General Corporate and M&A practice group). After graduating, and until he joined Arblit, he was a trainee for a year in the corporate and M&A practice group of Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in Milan.

He is also a PhD candidate in International Law and a research and teaching assistant at Professor Radicati’s courses of Private International Law, Law of International Arbitration and Transnational Commercial Law at the Catholic University of Milan. He has published academic articles in the field of international arbitration and, as of January 2016, he is a member of the board of editors of Diritto del Commercio Internazionale. The Law of International Trade. Since 2013 Flavio is co-coach of the Catholic University of Milan’s Moot Team participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.


  • Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
  • The Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)


  • La res judicata nell'arbitrato commerciale internazionale: note a margine della monografia di Silja Schaffstein, forthcoming in Rivista dell'Arbitrato, 2017, 1.
  • Representative Aspects of "Mass Claim" Proceedings in Investor-State Arbitration, in B. Hanotiau & E. A. Schwarz (eds.), Class and Group Actions in Arbitration, Dossiers - ICC Institute of World Business Law, 2016, pp 127-145 (with L. G. Radicati di Brozolo).
  • La giurisdizione ICSID rationae personae: il ritorno della dicotomia forma-sostanza in tema di nazionalità dell'investitore persona giuridica, comment to Venoklim Holding B.V. v. República Bolivariana de Venezuela, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/22, in Diritto del Commercio InternazionaleThe Law of International Trade, 2016, 2, pp 513-534.
  • Confidentiality within Arbitration, in E. Geisinger (ed.), Confidential and Restricted Access Information in International Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 43, 2016, pp 1-20 (with Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo).
  • Determinazione della legge applicabile alla convenzione arbitrale in assenza di scelta espressa delle parti, comment to FirstLink Investments Corp Ltd v GT Payment Pte Ltd and others [2014] SGHCR 12, in Rivista dell’Arbitrato, 2014, 4, pp 833-852.
  • Clausole arbitrali e clausole di elezione del foro: un’antinomia solo agli occhi dei ‘non reasonable observers’?, comment to British American Insurance (Kenya) Ltd v (1) Matelec SAL (2) Thika Power Ltd [2013] EWHC 3278 (Comm), in Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 2014, 2, pp 508-519.


Milan, April 8, 2016: Panelist on "Claims brought against Czech Republic" at ICC YAF "International Energy Investments and the ECT - a Focus on Investments in Renewables".


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