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


  •  Ph.D. (Università degli Studi di Milano, 2018)
  •  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 and his areas of special expertise include the application of the CISG and the analysis of complex issues of quantum.

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. For these cases Emilio collaborated closely with Fountain Court Chambers, working primarily from Fountain Court’s offices in London from October 2016 until June 2017.

Emilio also frequently represents Italian clients in construction matters before dispute adjudication boards and arbitral tribunals.

In addition to his counsel work, Emilio regularly acts as administrative secretary or assistant to arbitral tribunals in both investment and commercial cases under a variety of rules (ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, Danish Institute of Arbitration and Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration).

Emilio graduated summa cum laude from the University of Milan – School of Law as one of the top 15 students of his class. His dissertation on The Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in International Commercial Arbitration was awarded the 2013 Eugenio Minoli Prize of 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.

Emilio holds an LL.M. from NYU School of Law, where he was a graduate-editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business, and a Ph.D. from the University of Milan, where he conducted research on security for costs in international commercial arbitration.

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 in Milan.

Emilio has been listed by Who’s Who Legal in the Arbitration – Future Leaders ranking of 2017 and 2018.

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).