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Professor Renato Nazzini

Professor Renato Nazzini

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Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Professor of Law.

Research subject areas

  • Law

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Professor Nazzini is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. Previously, he was Professor of Competition Law and Arbitration at the University of Southampton and Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. An experienced arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration, he has a wide industry knowledge, from construction, oil and gas and infrastructure to IT and digital, from pharmaceuticals to consumer goods. As a dually qualified English Solicitor and Italian Advocate, he has worked across Europe, Africa, Asia and America as counsel, arbitrator (as president of the tribunal, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator) and expert witness. He is a member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission, Italy, a member of the ICC Task Force on Dealing with Corruption Issues in International Arbitration and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has also substantial experience in EU law, regulation, and global competition law and antitrust, having served for seven years as a government lawyer and Deputy Director of the Legal and Policy Department at the UK competition authority and as a member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitrating Competition Law Issues. In his academic capacity, Renato published eight books and more than eighty articles and book chapters on international arbitration, construction law and competition law. He is general co-editor or member of the editorial board of four leading international journals. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, the University of Zurich, and FGV of San Paulo, Brazil. He holds two PhDs, one from the University of London and another from the University of Milan.

Research interests

Professor Nazzini’s research interests cover a wide spectrum, from international arbitration, both commercial and investment, and other methods of dispute resolution, particularly, albeit not exclusively, in construction law, to global issues concerning antitrust/competition policy, competition enforcement, procedure and remedies, the digital economy, and the interplay between IP law, regulation and competition law.

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  •  Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  •  Competition Enforcement and Procedure