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Click here to enlarge.   Giorgio BERNINI IAI Member   
Studio Bernini & associati
Via Mascarella, 94-96
40126 Bologna
Italy
Tel: +39.051.24.07.88
Fax: +39.051.24.73.66
Fax: +39.051.24.01.31
giorgio.bernini@berninistudiolegale.it

 
 
Languages   Italian (native); English, French (fluent); German, Spanish (working knowledge)
   
Nationality   Italy
   
Bar Admission   Italy - 1954
   
Education   University of Michigan Law School (LLM - 1953, SJD - 1958); University of Bologna (Dr. iur. - 1950); Cambridge University, England (1950)
   
Academic  
Position  
Former full professor (Commercial Law and International Arbitration) - University of Bologna
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
President, sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in numerous international and domestic Italian arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the aegis of ICSID, the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA), and the Milan and Bologna Arbitral Chambers
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the Rules of the ICC, AAA, AIA, and Milan Arbitral Chamber (mostly distribution, construction, and mergers & acquisitions matters)
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• ICC Case No. 3493, SPP (Middle East) Ltd (Hong Kong), Southern Pacific Properties Ltd (Hong Kong) v. Arab Republic of Egypt and The Egyptian General Company for Tourism and Hotels ("EGOTH"), Award, 16 Feb 1983 (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. 5277,French contractor v. Ministry of Irrigation of African country X, Second Interim Award of 1987 (excerpts Kluwer)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• L’arbitrato – Diritto interno e convenzioni internazionali (Clueb, 1993)

• Contributor, inter alia, Rivista dell’arbitrato, Rivista di Diritto Civile, Revue de l’arbitrage, ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin )

Numerous articles, including:

• "The parties right to choose a person as arbitrator and the prohibition of discrimination: an unstable balance. A comment on the judgments given by the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) overturning the judgment of the High Court of Justice Queen’s Bench Division (Commercial Court) –Part One- and by the Supreme Court (Trinity Term), overturning the judgment of the Court of Appeal, in the Jivraj v. Hashwani case -Part Two-," in Arbitraje Internacional: pasado, presente y futuro, Libro homenaje a Bernardo Cremades e Yves Derains 1035 (C.A. Soto Coaguila, D.R. Marsano de Mur, eds., Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje, 2013)

• "The Future of Arbitration: Flexibility or Rigidity," in Arbitration Insights 47 (L. Mistelis and J.D.M. Lew eds., Kluwer, 2006)

• "The Civil Law Approach to Discovery: A Comparative Overview of the Taking of Evidence in the Anglo-American and Continental Arbitration Systems," in The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration 269 (L. Newman and R. Hill eds., Juris Publishing, 2004)

• "Is There a Growing International Arbitration Culture?," in ICCA Congress Series No. 8, International Dispute Resolution: Towards an International Arbitration Culture 41 (Kluwer, 1997)

• "Cultural Neutrality: A Prerequisite to Arbitral Justice," 10 Mich. J. Int’l L. 39 (1989)

• "National Report: Italy," VI Y.B. Com. Arb. 24 (1981)

• "International Arbitration in Multi-Party Commercial Disputes," V Y.B. Com. Arb. 291 (1980)
   

 
   
 
 
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