RANKINGS

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

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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.

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Reputed boutique, demonstrating strong capabilities in litigation and an excellent reputation in arbitration. Handles a number of multi-jurisdictional arbitrations, including mandates linked with Europe, USA, the Middle East and Africa. Team includes lawyers able to act as arbitrators or counsel. Advises clients on domestic and international disputes related to a wide variety of areas including real estate, construction and energy. Also handles international arbitrations with criminal aspects.

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Strengths

Sources acknowledge the firm’s “recognised reputation in international arbitration.”

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Work highlights

Assisted AmTrust Financial with EUR3 billion arbitration and related proceedings against its former Italian broker, concerning allegations of bribery.

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Firm co-founder Luca Radicati di Brozolo acts as both counsel and arbitrator and is, according to sources, a “very well-known name in the market.” He represented Natland Investment Group and three others in an investor-state arbitration against the Czech Republic regarding the retroactive repeal of the incentive regime designed to promote investments in the renewable energy sector.

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Michele Sabatini tackles commercial and investment arbitration, as well as international litigation. He advised Consta on potential investment arbitration proceedings against Ethiopia following the Supreme Court’s annulment of an award won in favour of the client.

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Milan-based Luca Radicati di Brozolo is a founding member of ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello and a high-profile figure in both the Italian and European arbitration arenas. He frequently presides over CEE and Latin America-related arbitration cases involving energy, telecoms and contractual disputes under ICSID and ICC rules. Peers report that he is an “excellent arbitrator” with a “great academic profile.”

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Firm co-founder Luca Radicati di Brozolo acts as both counsel and arbitrator and is, according to sources, a “very well-known name in the market.” He represented Natland Investment Group and three others in an investor-state arbitration against the Czech Republic regarding the retroactive repeal of the incentive regime designed to promote investments in the renewable energy sector.

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Michele Sabatini tackles commercial and investment arbitration, as well as international litigation. He advised Consta on potential investment arbitration proceedings against Ethiopia following the Supreme Court’s annulment of an award won in favour of the client.

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Firm co-founder Luca Radicati di Brozolo acts as both counsel and arbitrator and is, according to sources, a “very well-known name in the market.” He represented Natland Investment Group and three others in an investor-state arbitration against the Czech Republic regarding the retroactive repeal of the incentive regime designed to promote investments in the renewable energy sector.

Arblit – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli combines specialised arbitration and court litigation skills. Historical clients of the practice include ThyssenKrupp and Telecom Italia.

Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Michele Sabatini and Massimo Benedettelli are recommended.

Also in 2019 three ArbLit partners identified by Who’s Who as leading arbitration lawyers.

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Luca Radicati di Brozolo  “is extremely knowledgeable in investment arbitration” and comes highly recommended as “one of the best arbitrators in Italy”.

Massimo Benedettelli  impresses peers with “his vast experience and business-orientated approach”. He serves as arbitrator and counsel and is regularly engaged in sophisticated commercial disputes.

Michele Sabatini is a highly regarded counsel and arbitrator who stands out for “his hands-on approach” and “excellent understanding of complex legal frameworks”.

Two ArbLit lawyers recognized as “future leaders” in arbitration (ranking Who’s Who “Arbitration Future Leaders – Non Partners” 2019).

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Emilio Bettoni is “an excellent academic lawyer” who is recognised for his “impressive understanding of the key details of a case”.

Flavio Ponzano is a “very diligent” arbitration lawyer who sources say “can always be relied upon to go the extra mile for clients”.