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


  •  Ph.D. in Law (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 (2014)
  • Milan Bar (2015)



  • Italian, English, Spanish

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.

  • Club Español del Arbitraje
  • AIA-ArbIt-40
  • “Emergency Arbitrator vs. Dispute Board: where to seek an urgent interim measure if the arbitral tribunal is not yet constituted?”, in Newsletter AIA n. 2/2021, p. 4-7
  • “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)
  • Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Webinar, June 10, 2020, “Third-party funding
  • Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Milan, October 2, 2019, “Third-party funding
  • ArbLit, Milan, November 10, 2017, “Security for costs in International Arbitration

WWL says about Emilio:

“He is very well versed in international arbitration”

“He is extremely competent, truly devoted to the case and client, and has a very sharp legal mind”

“I find his work and skills amazing”

“He is doubtlessly a future leader in our field”

“A very technical and analytical lawyer”