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On 12 December 2019 a set of rules for the arbitration of disputes involving business and human rights was presented at the Peace Palace at a launch event organized by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.  Massimo Benedettelli took part in a panel of scholars and practitioners which discussed the potentials of these new Hague Rules. Fabio Santacroce and Caterina Benini report.

An ICC tribunal chaired by Professor Luca Radicati di Brozolo has granted a Costa Rican state entity’s request to dissolve its joint venture with a Chinese counterpart in a politically sensitive dispute over a cancelled US$1.5 billion project to upgrade an oil refinery – while related criminal proceedings continue.

Massimo Benedettelli will be speaking about “Investor-State Arbitration when Globalization meets Populism” at the Sixth Congress of CAM-CCBC, the main Brazilian arbitration institution, which will be held in São Paulo on 21-22 October in the context of the São Paulo Arbitration Week.
Further details are available here.

On Friday 4 October 2019, ArbLit Senior Associate Fabio Giuseppe Santacroce joined other brilliant speakers from France, Spain and Switzerland to discuss about the landscape of arbitration in Europe at the CEA and AIA-ARBIT 40 event “Tempora Muntatur: International Arbitration in Europe. Here’s a snapshot of the event.

ArbLit achieves five listings in the 2019 Who’s Who ranking featuring the leading Italian arbitration specialists.


Luca Radicati di Brozolo wins extensive praise from market commentators who consider him “extremely knowledgeable in investment arbitration” and hail him as “one of the best Italian arbitrators”.

Michele Sabatini is a “very hands-on and extremely hard-working” lawyer, effuse peers who add he “understands the construction business and has a great experience in international arbitration”.

Massimo Benedettelli is a renowned name in the Italian market who has over 30 years of experience acting as counsel, chairman and sole arbitrator in domestic and international proceedings.

Emilio Bettoni is a “diligent lawyer who is attentive to details” say sources, adding that he is “a specialist in arbitration matters but he also has amazing technical knowledges about the most typical problems of a construction projects”.

Flavio Ponzano is a well-regarded figure among peers who describe him as “a great young lawyer”. His expertise lies in international construction, commercial and energy disputes.