Luca is a founding partner of ArbLit and a tenant of Fountain Court Chambers, London.
From 1996 until 2019 he was a Full Professor at the School of Law of the Università Cattolica di Milano, where he held the chair of Private International Law and also taught Law of International Arbitration.
Luca’s current practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation.
He has vast experience in commercial and investor-State arbitration, as counsel and presiding, sole and party-appointed arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional domestic and international arbitrations in many different sectors and seats, and under a variety of rules and governing laws. He appears as an expert on Italian law, arbitration law, conflict of laws and jurisdictions and competition law in proceedings before arbitral tribunals (including in ICSID cases) and domestic courts.
He is a Vice-President of the Court of the LCIA and a member of the Comisión de Recusación of the Centro Internacional de Arbitraje de Madrid and of the arbitral institutions of several Latin American and other countries. He is listed on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators on the appointment of the Republic of Italy and on the SIAC Panel of Arbitrators, is an alternate member of the FIA Driver Contract Recognition Board, a past member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, past Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association and was the co-rapporteur on three projects of the Committee on International Commercial Arbitration of the International Law Association.
Luca’s arbitration practice builds on his broad experience as academic and practitioner. Before founding ArbLit, he served as a member of the office of the Legal Advisor at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland (1978-1984) and for thirty years was a partner in two of the most prestigious Italian law firms (Chiomenti and BonelliErede) where his practice ranged from his areas of main academic specialization (conflict of laws and jurisdictions, arbitration and public international law) to banking and finance and all aspects of European Union law and competition law. He was one of the first, and for many years of the most active and reputed, competition lawyers in Italy and was particularly involved in the initial phase of privatizations and liberalizations in Italy and appeared regularly before Italian courts, including the Supreme Court, the Council of State and the Constitutional Court, as well as the Court of Justice and the General Court of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, and administrative authorities (the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority and telecoms regulator).
Luca features prominently in the directories which classify him as a “Thought Leader” (Who’s Who Legal), a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution (Legal 500) and a Most in Demand Arbitrator (Chambers and Partners) and have referred to him as “a top arbitrator and truly international”, “driven and passionate”, “dream arbitrator”, “an excellent academic and arbitrator”, “highly recommended for domestic and international arbitration”, “very competent and extremely balanced” with “an excellent reputation for insightful, value added work” and “very well known for investment disputes” and praised his “razor-sharp legal mind” and “impressive arbitration practice” and “no stranger to breaking new legal ground at ICSID”.
Luca is the author and editor or co-editor of six books and one commentary and approximately 200 contributions published in Italian and international law reviews and other publications on topics of private international law, the law of arbitration, public international law, European Union law, competition law, telecommunications law, international financial law (Publications). He is a regular speaker at, and organizer of, academic and practitioners’ conferences, symposia, workshops and courses.
In addition to his tenured position at the Law School of the Catholic University of Milan (and prior to that in several other Italian universities), he has held a variety of teaching and research appointments, including as visiting professor at New York University Law School and as Lecturer at the Hague Academy of International Law where he held a special course on arbitration at the Private International Law Session of 2003 and the General Course of Private International Law “The Legal Framework of Transnational Commercial Transactions” at the 2018 session.
Luca will give the “General Course on Commercial Arbitration” at the 2023 Session of the Paris Arbitration Academy.
The most significant experience of Luca Radicati di Brozolo as arbitrator and counsel includes the following cases.
Investor State arbitrations
Interviewees highlight Luca Radicati di Brozolo ‘s “razor-sharp legal mind” and note that he is “driven and passionate.” He is well known both in Italy and across Europe both for his academic contributions to the field of international arbitration law and for his experience as arbitrator in commercial and high-profile Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations.