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Click here to enlarge.   Piero BERNARDINI IAI Member   
c/o Ughi e Nunziante Studio Legale
Via venti Settembre, 1
00187 Rome
Italy
Tel: +39.06.47.48.32.55
Fax: +39.06.48.15.912
Fax: +39.06.48.70.397
p.bernardini@unlaw.it

 
 
Languages   Italian (native); French, English (fluent); Spanish (knowledge)
   
Nationality   Italy
   
Bar Admission   Rome - 1965
Italian Supreme Court - 1978
   
Education   University of Roma "La Sapienza" (Doctorate - 1961; Comparative Law Studies Certificate - 1963)
   
Academic  
Position  
Professor of Law (Arbitration) – Luiss-Guido Carli University Rome (1983 – 2005); seminars and courses on transnational contracts, in Italy and abroad
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Chair, Sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in numerous commercial and investment treaty arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the aegis of the ICC, LCIA, Cairo Centre (CRCICA), ICSID, Milan Chamber, Italian Arbitration Association (AIA)) and Stockholm Arbitration Institute (SCC); Member, ICSID Panel of arbitrators (appointed by Italy)
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international and domestic arbitration proceedings, ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, NAI, AIA, and Milan Chamber (construction, post mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, State contracts, and financing matters); presently of counsel at Ughi & Nunziante; former general counsel of Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi (ENI))
   
Awards  
Rendered  
• ICSID Case No. ARB/12/22, Venoklim Holding B.V. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision on Annulment, 2 Feb. 2018, (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7, Philip Morris Brands Sàrl, Philip Morris Products S.A. and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay, (formerly FTR Holding SA, Philip Morris Products S.A. and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay), Award, 8 July 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/31, Gambrinus, Corp. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Award, 15 Jun. 2015, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/09/9, Adem Dogan v. Turkmenistan, Decision on Annulment, 15 Jan. 2016, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/13, Mr. Hassan Awdi, Enterprise Business Consultants, Inc. and Alfa El Corporation v. Romania, Award, 2 March 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/09/5, Iberdrola Energía S.A. v. Republic of Guatemala, Decision on Annulment, 13 Jan. 2015 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/09/1, Gold Reserve Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Decision Regarding Claimant's and Respondent's Requests for Corrections, 15 Dec. 2014 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/11/12, Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide v. Republic of the Philippines, Award, 10 Dec. 2014, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/09/1, Gold Reserve Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Award, 22 Sept. 2014 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7, Philip Morris Brands Sàrl, Philip Morris Products S.A. and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay; Decision on Jurisdiction, 2 July 2013 (full English text ITA)(full Spanish text ITA)

• ICSID Case No ARB/98/2, Victor Pey Casado and Foundation "Presidente Allende" v. Republic of Chile, Decision on the Application for Annulment of the Republic of Chile, 18 Dec. 2012 (full text ITA English) (full text ITA French)

• UNCITRAL Case, Ulysseas, Inc. v. The Republic of Ecuador, Final Award, 12 June 2012 (full text ITA English) (full text ITA Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/09/10, EVN AG v. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Award, 2 Sept 2011 (full text ITA)

• East Cement for Investment Company v. Poland, ICC, Partial Award, 26 Aug. 2011, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/15, El Paso Energy International Company v. The Argentine Republic, Award, 31 Oct. 2011, (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/04/12, ABCI Investments N.V. v. Republic of Tunisia, Decision on Jurisdiction, 18 Feb. 2011, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/04/7 (Annulment), Sociedad Anónima Eduardo Vieira v. Chile, Decision on Annulment, 10 Dec 2010 (full text (Spanish) ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/05/13, EDF (Services) Limited v. Romania, Award, 8 Oct 2009 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/04/14, Wintershall Aktiengesellschaft v. Argentine Republic, Award, 8 Dec 2008 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/01/10, Repsol YPF Ecuador S.A. v. Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador (Petroecuador), Decision on the Application for Annulment, 8 Jan. 2007, (full text English) (full text Spanish)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/18, Tokios Tokelès v. Ukraine, Award, 26 July 2007 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/01/6, AIG Capital Partners, Inc. and CJSC Tema Real Estate Company Ltd. v. The Republic of Kazakhstan, Award, 7 Oct. 2003, (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/02/18, Tokios Tokelès v.Ukraine, Decision on Jurisdiction, 29 Apr 2004 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/99/6, Middle East Cement Shipping and Handling Co SA v. Arab Republic of Egypt, Award, 12 Apr 2002 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICC Case No. 10623, Salini Costrutorri S.p.A and Italstrade SpA v. Federal Republic of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority, Award regarding the suspension of proceedings and jurisdiction, 7 Dec 2001 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/97/4, Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, AS v. Slovak Republic, Decision of the Tribunal on Respondent's Further and Partial Objection to Jurisdiction, 1 Dec 2000 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/97/4, Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka, AS v. Slovak Republic, Decision of the Tribunal on Objections to Jurisdiction, 24 May 1999 (full text ITA) (excerpts Kluwer)
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• L’arbitrato nel commercio e negli investimenti internazionali (2nd ed., Giuffrè Editore, 2008)

• The Italian Law on Arbitration: Text and Notes (Kluwer, 1998)

• "The Finality of International Arbitral Awards," 2017 Riv. dell'arb.

• "Third Party Funding in International Arbitration," 2017 Riv. dell’arb 27

• "Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The Need to Balance Both Parties’ Interests," in 32(1) ICSID Rev. 38 (2017)

• "Private law and general principles of public international law," 21(2-3) Uniform Law Review, 184 (2016)

• "Continuous Nationality Rule in Investor-State Arbitration," in Building International Law - The First 50 Years of ICSID, (M. Kinnear, G. Fischer, J.M. Almeida eds., Kluwer 2016)

• "International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Treaty Arbitration: Analogies and Differences," in Practising Virtue Inside International Arbitration," (D. Caron, S. Schill et al eds., OUP, 2016)

• "The Enforcement of Awards under the ICSID Convention," in Festschrift Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri - From the Arab World to the Globalization of International Law and Arbitration," (M.A. Raouf, P. Leboulanger, N. G. Ziadé eds., Kluwer, 2015)

• "La circolazione delle sentenze rese in base alla Convenzione di Washington," 26 (1) Dir. Comm. Inter. 4 (2012)

• "La circolazione dei lodi riguardanti investimenti internazionali in base alla Convenzione ICSID del 18.03.1965," 2012 (3) Quaderni dell’Arbitrato

• "Art. 8 – Confidentiality," in The Chamber of Arbitration of Milan Rules: A Commentary (U. Draetta, R. Luzzatto eds., Juris Edition 2012)

• "L’armonizzazione delle regole in materia di prova," 2011(1) Quaderni dell’Arbitrato

• "L’arbitrato internazionale in Italia dopo la riforma del 2006," in Scritti in onore di Ugo Draetta, Editoriale Scientifica (2011)

• "International Arbitration: how to make it more effective," in Liber Amicorum en l’honneur de Serge Lazareff (L. Levy & Y. Derains eds., Pedone, 2011)

• "ICSID versus Non-ICSID Investment Treaty Arbitration," in Liber Amicorum Bernardo Cremades 159 (M.A. Fernandez-Ballesteros and D. Arias eds., La Ley, 2010)

• "The Problem of Arbitrability in General," in Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards: The New York Convention in Practice 503(E. Gaillard & D. di Pietro eds., Cameron May, 2008)

• "Nationality Requirements under BITs and Related Case Law," in Investment Treaty Law Current Issues II, 17(F. Ortino, L. Liberti, A. Sheppard, H. Warner eds., BIICL, 2007)

• "Specific Aspects of State-party Arbitration," in Diritto del commercio internazionale, 135 (2007)

• "Investment Arbitration under the ICSID Convention and BITs," in Global Reflections on International Law, Commerce and Dispute Resolution: Liber Amicorum in Honour of Robert Briner (G. Aksen ed., ICC Pub., 2005)

• "The Role of the International Arbitrator," in Liber Amicorum Claude Reymond - Autour De L’arbitrage (Litec, 2004)

• "International Arbitration and A-National Rules of Law," 15(2) ICC Bull. 58 (2004)

• "Investment Protection under Bilateral Investment Treaties and Investment Contracts," 2(2) J. of World Investment 235 (2001)

• "The Law Applied by International Arbitrators to State Contracts," in Law of International Business and Dispute Settlement in the 21st Century, in Liber Amicorum Karl-Heinz Bockstiegel,(R. Brinner, L.Y. Fortier et al eds., Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2001)

• "State Contracts," in New Trends in International Trade Law, Contributions on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the International Trade Law Course" 47 (Giappichelli Torino, 2000)

• "Arbitration Clauses: Achieving Effectiveness in the Law Applicable to the Arbitration Clause," in Improving the Efficiency of Arbitration Agreements and Awards. 40 Years of Application of the New York Convention, ICCA Congress Series No. 9 at 197 (Kluwer, 1999)

• "The Renegotiation of the Investment Contract," 13(2) ICSID Rev. 411 (1998)

• "Development agreements with host Government," in Economic Development, Foreign Investment and the Law (R. Pritchard ed., Kluwer and IBA, 1997)

• "The Arbitration Clause of An International Contract," 9(2) J. Int'l Arb. 45 (1992)

• "La nuova disciplina svizzera dell’arbitrato internazionale," Rivista del Commercio Internazionale (1987)

• "Il 'Countertrade': da strumento di politica commerciale a nuova tecnica del commercio internazionale," Rivista del commercio internazionale 99 (1987)
   
Other  
Connections  
with France  
Vice President, ICC Commission on International Arbitration; Member, New Zealand ICC Committee on International Arbitration; Member, ICC Commission on Energy and Environment
   

 
   
 
 
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