Paolo Di Giovanni


  • Litigation and International arbitration, with particular focus on:
    • corporate law
    • commercial law
    • competition law
    • M&A
  • International contracts concerning:
    • telecommunications systems
    • power plants
    • underground railway systems
    • dams and manmade canals
    • desalination plants
  • Gas supply and price review contracts
  • Environmental damage liability
  • International corruption
  • Foreign languages: English


  • Co-Head of the international arbitration practice
  • Member of the Construction & Engineering Focus Team
  • Member of the Environmental Sustainability Focus Team
  • Member of the International Arbitration Focus Team
  • Made partner in 2012
  • Joined in 2000
  • Seconded to Chamber 20 Essex (2008)
  • Seconded to Slaughter and May (2005)

Ranking and Awards

The Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA international legal directories list Paolo as an expert in litigation and international arbitration in Italy.


“He’s very brilliant and very professional. He gives you a full picture of what your situation is”
(Chambers & Partners)


  • Member of the Italian Bar
  • Law degree from LUISS University of Rome

Knowledge Sharing

Quantification of damages in commercial arbitration: mission impossible?

Quantification of damages in commercial arbitra …

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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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