Domenico Di Pietro
Domenico Di Pietro has practiced international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration with leading international arbitration firms for nearly 25 years in jurisdictions as diverse as Italy, England & Wales, Japan and the U.S. He has acted as counsel in well over 100 international arbitrations relating to a broad variety of industries under the aegis of more than fifteen different arbitral institutions worldwide. He also frequently sits as an arbitrator. He has first-hand knowledge and understanding of clients’ expectations having worked for two years in-house with a major multinational.
Mr. Di Pietro has published extensively in the field of international arbitration. Some of his writings have been cited by the leading courts in different civil law and common law jurisdictions in Europe and in the Americas. He is the co-editor of one of the most successful publications on the 1958 New York Convention on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Mr. Di Pietro also is well appreciated for his teaching activities. He lectured for eight years the International Arbitration course at the University of Rome, “Roma Tre”, where he is still co-director of the highly acclaimed Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. He was twice Scholar-in-Residence at the prestigious Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, New York University School of Law. He has delivered over 100 speeches on almost every aspect of commercial and investment arbitration worldwide.
He is the co-founder of Italian leading Arbitration and ADR association ARBIT. He was the first Italian national to be admitted as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, City of London.
Energoalians TOB v. Republic of Moldova, This investor-state dispute relates to shareholding claims in an electricity production company arising out of an arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty. GST LLP is representing Moldova.
Confidential, Counsel to Claimant in a dispute between two international broadcasting companies arising out of the alleged breach of undertakings to the European Commission in order to obtain clearance of EU merger proceedings.
Italian Olympic Committee & Spanish Olympic Committee v. International Sailing Federation, Counsel for Claimants in a dispute relating to the exercise of discretionary powers and the applicable rules by the ISAF International Jury with regard the disqualification of a team.
Author, The Controversial Role of Dissenting Opinions In International Arbitral Awards, The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, Transnational Notes, Reflections on Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, October 2011.
Author, Applicable Law Under Article 42 of the ICSID Convention, The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law, Transnational Notes, Reflections on Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, October 2011.
Co-Author, The Definition of Investor in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy, Julien Chaisse editor, 2020.
Co-Author, International Investment Arbitration in a Nutshell, Chapter: "Introduction to the Umbrella Clause". Editors Franco Ferrari and Bryan King, 2020.
Author, General Interests of the Host States in International Investment Law, Chapter: "Italy's treaty practice and case law: what balance between investors' protection and general interests of states?". Editors Giorgio Sacerdoti with Pia Acconci, Mara Valenti, Anna De Luca and Federico Ortino, 2014.
Author, The Use of Precedents in ICSID Arbitration. Regularity or Certainty?, International Arbitration Law Review (Int.A.L.R. 3 2007).
Queen Mary College University of London, LL.M.
University of Rome “La Sapienza”, J.D.