Michela D’Avino


  • International arbitration, with particular focus on:
  • M&A and corporate affairs
  • construction
  • international contracts
  • Key sectors:
    • fashion and luxury goods
    • services
    • systems and infrastructures
    • energy

Foreign languages: English and French


  • Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team
  • Member of the Shipping & Transport Focus Team
  • Joined the firm in 2006
  • Seconded to Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York and London (2011–2012)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Master’s from the University of Oxford
  • Law degree from LUISS University of Rome

Knowledge Sharing

The Ever Given casualty: ripple effects, litigation and arbitration

Although the Ever Given casualty caused a six-day obstruction of the Suez Canal in March 2021, its disruptive effects on global trade go far beyond the (relatively) limited duration of such event. Claims arising from the casualty may have different cause of actions and involve many operators, f …

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Maritime disputes and arbitration during Covid-19: current trends and future prospects

Which is the impact of the COVID-19 emergency in international arbitration? Our Shipping & Transport Focus Team and International Arbitration Focus Team give an overview of the measures adopted by the arbitral institutions, including those specialized in maritime disputes, to facilitate …

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The ECN+ DIRECTIVE: Main features and potential impact on Italy’s legal system

On 4 December 2018, the Council of the European Union approved the ECN + Directive, with the aim of empowering the competition authorities of the Member States to be more effective enforcers and to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market: the ECN+ Directive want t …

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