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Arbitration is a service to be rendered by the arbitrator to the users with humility and humanity.
Visiting Professor, Arbitration Law, University of Padua 2005-2006; 2003-2004; Visiting Professor, Commercial Arbitration Law, University of Milan, 1997-1998; Lecturer, International Arbitration, University of Padua, 1987-1989; President, Unione Camere Internazionali (Italian Section of International Attorneys); Honorary Investment Counsellor of Pakistan for Italy; Président d’Honneur, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA); Chairman Emeritus, International Committee of the Milan Bar; Council Member, International Bar Association (IBA); Offices formerly held: Vice Secretary of the Consular Corps of Milan; Chairman Emeritus, SBL’s International Construction Projects; Secretary-General Emeritus of the Federation of European Bars; President Emeritus of the Italian Society of Construction Law; Co-Editor of Foro Padano; Président d’Honneur, Association Internationale des Juristes de langue Italienne; Recorder of Desio, 1964-1969; Deputy Judge (Court of Monza); Honorary Consul in Milan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; Chairman of SBL’s International Sales and Related Commercial Transaction; IBA Deputy Secretary General for Southern Europe (appointment not served, due to a simultaneous nomination as President of Union Internationale des Avocats); President of the European Society for Construction Law
What are the most important qualities for a successful arbitrator to have?
To be able to act with humility and humanity.
What are the best ways to achieve efficiency in arbitration consistent with fairness to all parties?
To discuss largely with the parties the steps of the proceedings but also to be seen as being firm.
Do you prefer to be a sole arbitrator or a member of a three-arbitrator panel?
To be a sole arbitrator.
Honorary Member of the Sofia and Istanbul Bars; formerly SBL Council Member; formerly Member, IBA Publication Committee
Chartered Arbitrator (U.K.); Door Tenant of Littleton Chambers, London, as an International Arbitrator; formerly Chairman, The Mediterranean and Middle East Institute of Arbitration
--Select Bibliography--Textbooks: “Il Diritto dell’Arbitrato”, (Arbitration Law), Cedam, 6th Ed. 2011; “International Arbitration: Law and Practice”, Kluwer, 2nd Ed. 2001; “Arbitrato, Conciliazione e ADR” (Arbitration, Mediation and ADR), Zanichelli, Gen. Ed. 2008; “Appalti d’Opere e Contratti di Servizi” (Construction Contracts and Contracts for Services), Cedam, 3rd Ed. 2006; “Warranties in Cross Border Acquisitions”, (Gen. Ed.) Graham & Trottman, London, 1994; “Garanzie nella compravendita di pacchetti azionari e di imprese”, Giuffré, 2006; “The Section on Italy of “Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration”, (Weigand Ed.) Beck, 2002; “Submitting and Presenting Evidence, The Arbitration Process” (Gen. ed. Campbell), Kluwer, 2001; “La soluzione delle controversie in materia di appalti”, (The Disputes Resolution in Construction Contracts), “L’appalto privato”, (Ed. Costanza), Utet, 2000, 532; “Public Policy in Transnational Relationships” (Co-Gen. Ed.) Kluwer, 1991; “Performance Bonds” in “International Business Transactions”, (Eds. Campbell and Proksch), Kluwer, 1988; “Drafting and Enforcing Contracts in Civil and Common Law Jurisdiction” (Gen. Eds. K. Yelpaala, M. Rubino-Sammartano and D. Campbell) Kluwer, 1986; and various other publications. ARTICLES ON ARBITRATION: Turning the Tanker: Anti-Suit and Anti-Arbitration Injunctions – Injunctions and Anti-Injunctions (2013), 79 Arbitration; Optional Additions to Standard Arbitration Agreements Issued by the European Court of Arbitration, Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 30, Issue 2; A Continuous Search for New Horizons (Opening Address, International School of Arbitration and Mediation of the Mediterranean and the Middle East), ARIA, 2012, Vol. 23, no. 2; Investment Arbitration – Substantive and Procedural Issues (and perspectives ) in investment, Yearbook on International Arbitration, Vol. 2, 2011; The Fall of a Taboo - Review of the Merits of an Award by an Appellate Arbitration Panel and a Proposal for an International Appellate Court, J. Int. Arb. 2003, 20(4): 387-392, Developing Countries vis a vis International Arbitration, J. Intl. Arb. 1996, Vol. 13, No. 1; New International Arbitration Legislation in Italy, J. Intl. Arb., 1994, Vol. 11, No. 3; id. The Channel Tunnel and the Tronc Commun Doctrine, J. Intl. Arb., 1993, Vol. 10, No. 3; Amiable Compositeur (Joint Mandate to Settle) and Ex Bono et Aequo, J. Intl. Arb., 1992, Vol. 9, No. 1; id. Is Arbitration to Be Just a Luxury Clinic?, J. Intl. Arb., 1990, Vol. 7, No. 3; An International Arbitral Court of Appeal as an Alternative to Long Attacks and Recognition Proceedings, J. Intl. Arb. 1989, 181