Antonio Crivellaro


  • International arbitration, as counsel, arbitrator or chairman, with particular focus on:
    • international contracts (construction contracts, joint venture agreements, concessions, oil and gas contracts, contracts for supply of industrial plants, distribution, agency, sales, share purchase agreements, telecommunications contracts)
    • international trade law in general
    • international investment law and related disputes
  • Advice to Italian and foreign companies investing abroad in the erection of industrial plants, construction of civil works, supply of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructures and the like

Foreign languages: English, French, Spanish


  • Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team
  • Made Of counsel in 2008
  • Joined as a partner in 1999
  • Member of the:
    • Institute of World Business Law of the International Chamber of Commerce
    • International Arbitration Institute
    • IAI (correspondent for Italy)
    • Milan Club of Arbitrators
    • LCIA
    • Dubai Arbitration Centre
    • Cairo Arbitration Centre
  • Involved in approximately 250 arbitrations administered by ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Milan Arbitral Chamber, Cairo Centre, Stockholm Arbitration Institute, Vienna Arbitration Centre, Bangkok Arbitration Institute, Dubai Arbitration Centre, and ad hoc arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL and FED rules
  • Appointed by Italy as Member of the ICSID List of Arbitrators.
  • Speaker at numerous international and Italian conventions and seminars on matters of international Trade law, European law, international investment law, international and domestic arbitration, and comparative law

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Antonio as an expert in arbitration both in Italy and internationally


“He is widely recognised as a leading light in international arbitration.”

(Chambers & Partners)


  • Professor of international trade law and international contracts at the University of Padua (1973-1994)
  • Professor of international law at the University of Mogadiscio, Somalia (1974)
  • Visiting professor at Harvard Law School (1974-1975)
  • Lecturer on the post graduate international trade law course at the International Training Centre, ILO, Turin (1990-2004)
  • Professor of the master’s in international business law at the University of Padua (1995-2002)
  • Political Sciences degree from the University of Padua

Knowledge Sharing

Does the substantive law matter in international arbitration?

Our International Arbitration Focus Team discusses about aspects of the arbitrators’ decision makings process, with particular focus on the law applicable to the merit of the case and on the legal concepts in the head of arbitrators. Listen to our point of view and watch the video of the e …

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Andrea Carlevaris and Paolo Di Giovanni to co-head BonelliErede’s international arbitration practice - 12 June 2024

BonelliErede announces the appointment of Andrea Carlevaris (Rome) and Paolo Di Giovanni (Milan) as the new co-heads of the firm’s international arbitration practice, which was founded by Prof. Antonio Crivellaro (of counsel and current international arbitration team member). Andrea Carlevari …

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Two new partners join BonelliErede’s international arbitration practice - 25 July 2017

BonelliErede announces the strengthening of its international arbitration practice with the arrival of two partners on 1st September 2017: Laurence Shore and Andrea Carlevaris. Laurence Shore has been a partner in the New York City office of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was head of the pub …

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BonelliErede teams up with the Addis Ababa University School of Law for a cycle of lectures in International Arbitration - 28 April 2017

BonelliErede and The Addis Ababa University School of Law team up for the cycle of lectures: “Advanced intensive seminar in International Arbitration”. The cycle of lectures kicks off today at the Italian Cultural Institute in Addis Ababa and will last until April, 30th. It aims to offer a …

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