Renato is a partner at LMS Legal LLP, London, and Professor of Law at King’s College London, where he is also the Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution. An experienced arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration, he has a wide industry knowledge, from construction, oil and gas and infrastructure to IT and digital, from pharmaceuticals to consumer goods. A dually qualified English Solicitor and Italian Advocate, he understands and navigates the different approaches across common law and civil law jurisdictions and is able to resolve effectively and pragmatically complex substantive and procedural problems. Aware of the multi-cultural dimension of many international disputes, he has worked across Europe, Africa, Asia and America as counsel, arbitrator (both as president of the tribunal and co-arbitrator) and expert witness. He is a member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission, Italy, a member of the ICC Task Force on Dealing with Corruption Issues in International Arbitration and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Renato has also substantial experience in competition law, having served for seven years as a lawyer and then Deputy Director of the Legal and Policy Department at the UK competition authority and as a member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitrating Competition Law Issues. In his academic capacity, Renato published six books and more than eighty articles and book chapters on international arbitration or competition law and is General Co-editor or member of the editorial board of four leading international journals. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Turin, the University of Zurich, and FGV of San Paulo, Brazil. He holds two PhDs, one from the University of London and another from the University of Milan.