Lucia specializes in commercial and investment arbitration, as well as in arbitration-related litigation or national litigation involving international elements.
She was part of the team representing two Italian construction companies in a Panama-seated ICC arbitration, conducted in Spanish, brought by a Latin American company in a dispute relating to hydroelectric project.
She is currently representing a Spanish company in ICC proceedings concerning the violation of an international agency agreement.
As to investment arbitration, Lucia is part of the team advising a group of investors in the photovoltaic sector in several arbitration proceedings brought on the basis of the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral intra-EU investment treaties.
Lucia’s areas of expertise include the application of Brussels I bis Regulation on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters and the analysis of private international law issues.
In addition to her counsel work, Lucia acts as secretary or assistant to arbitral tribunals in both commercial and investor-state cases. Currently, she acts as secretary to the tribunal in a bilingual ICC arbitration (English and Spanish), involving an international mining group and a Latin American State, relating to the tax treatment of a mining project.
Lucia graduated summa cum laude from the Law School of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano in 2016 with a dissertation on “Contract Formation in International Trade: An Analysis of the Battle of the Forms phenomenon from a PIL and a substantive law perspective” which sought to analyze the nature of and the practical solutions to the conflict between parties’ respective general terms and conditions employed in commercial transactions.
Before graduating, in 2015 Lucia interned at the corporate and M&A department of BonelliErede.
Upon graduation, from 2016 to 2018 Lucia completed her two-years legal traineeship in ArbLit. Then, she joined a law firm in Milan, gaining experience in the real estate sector and in the field of data protection regulation. In 2020, upon her admission to the Milan Bar, Lucia joined ArbLit again as associate.
A member of the Milan Bar, Lucia speaks Italian, English and Spanish and she is a member of the firm’s Spanish desk.