Marco Lorefice is a senior lawyer with Edison spa where he is the counsel responsible for oil and gas, and international arbitration. Marco has spent most of his career as in-house counsel in the energy industry, where he has been working for almost twenty years, with a specific focus in the oil and gas industry. He has developed the legal structure of the Egyptian and Adriatic LNG projects. He also has been working on the development of new structures of long-term gas sales and purchase agreements.
Marco is an experienced litigator and has been working on several energy cases, mainly arbitrations on gas price review. He represented the company in some very high-value, well-known cases, representing some of the most important price review arbitrations over the last years.
Marco is a graduate of Trieste University Faculty of Law (LLB 1987) and received a diploma in international trade law from Monash University School of Law in Melbourne, Australia (1990).
Marco has published the most significant publication on take-or-pay contracts (and price review process) today available in Italian, Le Clausole di Take or Pay nei contratti di compravendita di idrocarburi, Giuffrè Editore 2013. In 2015 he published ‘Crossroads in Gas Price Review Arbitration’ in the first edition of this publication.
He has been an expatriate in Australia and Egypt, and he is regularly invited to be a panellist at international gas conferences.