PhD in competition law, University of London (Institute of Advanced Legal Studies), 2004
PhD in international arbitration, University of Milan (Statale), 2001
Law Degree, University of Naples (Federico II), magna cum laude, 1996
|Qualifications and Past Experience||
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2020
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2002
Italian Bar, 1999
|Current Occupation||Professor of Law and Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, King’s College London – partner, LMS Legal LLP, London|
|Expertise||An experienced arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration, Renato has a wide industry knowledge, from construction, oil and gas and infrastructure to IT and digital, from pharmaceuticals to consumer goods. A dually qualified English Solicitor and Italian Advocate, he understands and navigates the different approaches across common law and civil law jurisdictions and is able to resolve effectively and pragmatically complex substantive and procedural problems. Aware of the multi-cultural dimension of many international disputes, he has worked across Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission, Italy. Member of the ICC Task Force on Dealing with Corruption Issues in International Arbitration. Member of the Board of the International Construction Law Association and of Africa Construction Law.|
|Current Matters||President of arbitral tribunals in construction and engineering disputes and counsel in international arbitrations seated in London, Paris, Italy, Malta and Qatar. Advising on EPC contracts and dispute avoidance and dispute resolution strategies. Advising on competition law in various sectors including construction, infrastructure, and the digital economy|
Renato published 8 books on arbitration, construction law and competition law and more than 80 book chapters/articles. He gave over 100 conference papers across Europe, USA, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
His publications include: R Nazzini (ed), Construcion Arbitration and ADR (London, Informa, 2021); R Nazzini (ed) Key Themes in International Construction Arbitration (London, Informa 2017); ‘Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards: Res Judicata, Issue Estoppel and Abuse of Process in a Transnational Context’ (2018) 66 American Journal of Comparative Law, 603; 'The Law Applicable to the Arbitration Agreement: A Transnational Solution?' (2016) 2 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 681.
|Academic Activities||In addition to his Chair at King’s College London, where he is also the Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Renato has been Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, the University of Zurich, and FGV of San Paulo, Brazil, Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and Professor of Competition Law and Arbitration at the University of Southampton. He is General Co-Editor or Member of the Editorial Board of five leading international journals.|