In 2020, Giovanni graduated from the MIDS in Geneva with the dissertation “The recognition and enforcement of exclusive and conflicting choice of forum agreements”, which analyzed, from the perspective of the parties, the consequences arising out of conflicting and exclusive jurisdiction agreements and arbitration agreements under the New York Convention, the Hague Regime and the Brussels Regime. The thesis was evaluated the maximum score by the supervisor, Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler.
Prior to the MIDS, Giovanni interned for six months at Clifford Chance in London, in the private funds department.
In 2019, Giovanni graduated summa cum laude from the Law School of the University of Milan with the thesis “Arbitration and third parties: towards a new notion of consensus?”, which analyzed, in a comparative way, the procedural and substantial positions of third parties to an arbitration agreement and whether international commercial arbitration can move towards a more flexible approach of consensus so as to allow tribunals to find their jurisdiction even in circumstances where the third party did not express its consent to arbitrate.
During the academic years, Giovanni participated to multiple summer schools and legal competitions, among them the Arbitration Academy in Paris and the Willem C. Vis Moot, where – as an oralist for the procedural issues – led the team to advance to the elimination rounds, among the best 64 universities (out of 366) worldwide. He has since then been coaching the University of Milan Vis Moot team.
Giovanni loves researching and writing about arbitration, private international law and civil procedure. He has been contributing to different journals specialised in such fields.