Emilio specializes in commercial and investor-state arbitration, with a particular focus on disputes linked to Latin America.
At present, Emilio is acting as counsel in several ICC arbitrations, including representing some leading Italian companies in construction matters and an Argentinian company in an international sale of goods dispute. Emilio’s experience includes representing investors in high-profile investment cases in the photovoltaic sector under the Energy Charter Treaty and various intra-EU BITs. For these cases Emilio worked closely with Fountain Court Chambers, working primarily from Fountain Court’s offices in London from October 2016 until June 2017.
Emilio’s areas of special expertise include the application of the CISG and the analysis of complex issues of quantum.
In addition to his counsel work, Emilio acts as secretary or assistant to arbitral tribunals in both commercial and investor-state cases (including in ICSID arbitral and annulment proceedings).
Emilio graduated summa cum laude from the University of Milan school of law (2011) and holds and LL.M. from NYU (2013), where he was graduate editor of the NYU Journal of Law & Business and research assistant to Professor Franco Ferrari. He also earned a Ph.D. from the University of Milan (2018) with a dissertation on security for costs in international commercial arbitration. During his doctoral studies, Emilio served as research assistant to Professor Jan Kleinheisterkamp at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Emilio has been appointed to the Coordinating Committee of the CEA-40, the under 40 group of the Spanish Club of Arbitration (Club Español del Arbitraje), for the years 2021-2022.
Emilio is listed by Who’s Who Legal in “Arbitration – Future Leaders” as well as in “Italy – Arbitration”.
A dual-qualified attorney (Italy and New York), Emilio speaks fluent English and Spanish.