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Ferdinando Emanuele

Ferdinando Emanuele

Ferdinando Emanuele is a partner based in the Rome office of Cleary Gottlieb. His practice focuses on national and international litigation and arbitration, specifically with regard to civil, commercial and financial law.

He is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in dispute resolution in Italy by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA. He was recognised for his international arbitration experience by The Legal 500 Latin America, and named ‘Best Italian Litigation Lawyer of the Year’ by TopLegal in 2009.

Mr Emanuele has defended many Italian and foreign companies, as well as foreign sovereign states and state-owned entities, in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Mr Emanuele has also acted as presiding arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator appointed by the ICC, the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, the Rome Bar Council, and the President of the Rome Tribunal.

He joined the Brussels office in 1998 and was then based in the London office from 2001 to 2002. He became a partner in 2007. He graduated with honours from the LUISS University of Rome in 1991. In 1992, he attended the University of Texas Academy of American and International Law. In 2002, Mr Emanuele obtained an LLM from the University of Michigan Law School. 

Mr Emanuele co-authored (with Milo Molfa) a book entitled Selected issues in international arbitration: the Italian perspective (pp. 340), Thomson Reuters, 2014. He also wrote Definition and Functioning of Public Policy under Private International Law and a number of law review articles on arbitration and international law.

Mr Emanuele has been a member of the Rome Bar since 1994. He served as a member of the Rome Bar Council from 2004 to 2006. 
Mr Emanuele is a founder of the Italian Forum for International Arbitration and ADR, a member of the LCIA and a board member of the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA).

Mr Emanuele speaks Italian, English and Spanish.