Attorney-at-Law, LL.M, Ph.D., Professor of International Law, University Aldo Moro (Bari, Italy)

Areas of Expertise: Energy Law, Maritime Law

Languages: Italian, English, French

Education: Degree in Political Sciences University Aldo Moro (1979), LL.M University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1983), Degree in Law, University Aldo Moro (1984), LL.M, Ph.D, European University Institute (1987)

Professional Career: Massimo Benedettelli is Full Professor at the Department of Law of the University “Aldo Moro” of Bari, where he holds the chair of International Law. Tenured professor of law since 1994. Throughout his academic career he also taught Private International Law, International Economic Law, EU Law and European Commercial Law.

Massimo started his professional practice in 1986. He has experience in the energy sector, being involved in the negotiations of various joint ventures and construction projects, as well as in international arbitrations.

One of Italy’s main arbitration specialists, throughout his career Massimo has acted as counsel or sat as chairman, sole or party-appointed arbitrator in several international and domestic arbitrations. The arbitrations in which he has been involved have been seated in a variety of places (Milan, Paris, Brussels, Zurich, Geneva, Istanbul, Sanaa, Baghdad, Buenos Aires) and have featured procedural and substantive laws of different jurisdictions (Italy, France, Switzerland, Turkey, England, Iraq, Brazil, Argentina) as well as public international law. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration where he coordinates the works of the Italian delegation. He is also Member of the Arbitration Council of ACIAM, the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Massimo is the author of one book and of various articles published on the most prestigious Italian and international law reviews, and is the co-editor of an authoritative Commentary on arbitration law and practice in Italy.