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Experience and list of cases

Michele’s experience includes participation in over 30 investment or commercial disputes, whether as arbitrator, counsel or as secretary or assistant to the arbitral tribunal.

 

Representative commercial disputes include:

  • 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)

Representative investment disputes include:

  • 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)
  • An UNCITRAL arbitration under the ECT involving a group of investors and a European State, relating to changes to the solar energy regulatory framework (secretary of 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)
  • Deutsche Telekom AG v. Republic of India (PCA Case No. 2014-10), an UNCITRAL arbitration under the Germany-India BIT arising out of a dispute in the telecommunications industry (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 the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union arising out of a dispute concerning a railcar manufacturing plant (assistant to the Tribunal)