INTRODUCTION—WHY THIS BOOK, AND FOR WHOM IT IS INTENDED? - Counsel as Client’s First Enemy in Arbitration?

Ugo Draetta
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June, 2014
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Ugo Draetta is Professor of International Law at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. He received his PhD in International Law (1968) and graduated from the Academy of American and International Law, at the International and Comparative Law Center, University of Texas at Dallas (1976). In 2005 he taught courses at The Hague Academy of International Law.
During his professional experience he has held the position of Vice-President and Senior Counsel—International, of General Electric Co., USA (1987-1999). He is a member of the Board of Directors of major Italian companies.
From 2000 he started his independent arbitration practice. He has been involved in about 60 arbitration proceedings (ICC, UNCITRAL, Milan, Vienna, Dubai and Madrid international arbitration chambers, ad hoc arbitrations) as President, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator. His areas of expertise include international law; lex mercatoria; EU law; antitrust law; conflicts of laws and procedure; intellectual property law; construction
contracts; agreements for the sale of goods; merger and acquisition agreements; shareholders’ and joint venture agreements; R&D agreements; distribution agreements; State contracts; investment projects.
Ugo Draetta is member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, the Club of Arbitrators of the Milan Arbitration Chamber, the Scientific Committee of the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA), is listed as Arbitrator with the Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC) and the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC), is honorary member and member of the General Council of AIGI (Italian Association of Company Counsels) and member of the ICC Working Group on In-House Counsel.
He is co-founder and co-editor of the review “Diritto del Commercio Internazionale” as well as member of the Board of editors of the Revue de droit des affaires internationales/ International Business Law Journal, published by Sweet & Maxwell and Corporate Counsel Advisory Editor of the European International Arbitration Review, published by JurisNet.
He is author of many publications in the fields of arbitration, international law, industrial law, international trade law, EU law, including the book Behind the Scenes in International Arbitration, JurisNet, Huntington, New York, 2011.