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Experience and list of cases

Michele’s experience includes participation in over 30 investment or commercial disputes, whether as arbitrator (president of the tribunal, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator), counsel or secretary to the arbitral tribunal.

 

Representative commercial disputes include:

  • A dispute between a Hong Kong company and a Malaysian company under the Danish Institute of Arbitration Rules in connection with a distribution agreement (president of the tribunal)
  • A dispute between an Italian company and a Turkish company under the ICC Rules concerning the construction of power plant (counsel)
  • An arbitration under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration in relation to a shareholders’ dispute (sole arbitrator)
  • An ICC arbitration involving a European company and an African company relating to a construction project in an African State (sole arbitrator)
  • An ICC arbitration involving a Swiss company and two African companies in the pharmaceutical sector (sole arbitrator)
  • An arbitration under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration arising out of a supply contract (sole arbitrator)
  • An arbitration under the DIAC Rules between two Dubai entities relating to a Services Contract in the construction industry (sole arbitrator)
  • An arbitration under the Danish Institute of Arbitration (DIA) Rules in relation to derivative contracts (co-arbitrator)
  • A construction dispute under the DIAC Rules between an Iranian investor and a Dubai corporation relating to a construction project in the United Arab Emirates (sole arbitrator)
  • An arbitration under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration between two European companies relating to the supply of helicopters (counsel)
  • An ICC arbitration between a football club and several marketing companies relating to a marketing and licensing contract (counsel)
  • An ICC arbitration between a consortium of European companies and a State-owned entity concerning one of the largest construction projects in Central America (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An UNCITRAL arbitration under a contract between a Central Asian State and a consortium of companies in the oil and gas industry (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between European companies concerning a real estate tourism project (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • An arbitration under the Milan Chamber of Arbitration Rules (CAM) concerning services contracts in connection with the construction of a dam in a middle Eastern State (secretary to the Tribunal)

Representative investment disputes include:

  • Antonio del Valle Ruiz and others v. The Kingdom of Spain, UNCITRAL/PCA Case No. 2019-17, an arbitration under the Spain-Mexico BIT arising out of a dispute in the banking sector (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • GRAND EXPRESS Non-Public Joint Stock Company v. Republic of Belarus, ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/18/1, an arbitration under the Agreement for Encouragement and Mutual Protection of Investments in the Member States of the Eurasian Economic Community and Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union in relation to a dispute concerning a railcar manufacturing plant (assistant to the Tribunal)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG v. Republic of India, UNCITRAL/PCA Case No. 2014-10, an arbitration under the Germany-India BIT arising out of a dispute in the telecommunications industry (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • Orascom TMT Investments S.à r.l. v. People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/35, an arbitration under the Belgium/Luxembourg-Algeria BIT arising out of a dispute in the telecommunications industry (assistant to the Tribunal)
  • The PV Investors v. Kingdom of Spain, UNCITRAL/PCA Case No. 2012-14, an arbitration under the ECT in the renewable energies sector (secretary to the Tribunal)
  • Crystallex International Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/11/2, an arbitration under the Canada-Venezuela BIT arising out of a dispute relating to a gold mine (assistant to the Tribunal)