Ferdinando Emanuele’s practice focuses on national and international litigation and arbitration, specifically with regard to civil, commercial, and competition law.

He has defended many Italian and foreign companies in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings. Ferdinando is considered to be one of the leading Italian practitioners in international arbitration and litigation. He has also acted as presiding arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator, and sole arbitrator appointed by the ICC, the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration, the Rome Bar Council, and the President of the Rome Tribunal.

Ferdinando joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2007. He worked in the Brussels office through 1999 and was based in the London office from 2001 through 2002.


  • Member, ICSID panel of conciliators since 2016 (appointed by the Italian Government and the Governor of the Bank of Italy)
  • Member, Rome Bar Council (Consiglio dell’Ordine degli Avvocati), 2004-2006
  • Member, several committees, National Bar Association (Consiglio Nazionale Forense)
  • Founder, ISSA-Istituto Superiore di Studi per l’Arbitrato and ArbIt, the Italian Forum for International Arbitration and ADR
  • Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Board Member, Italian Arbitration Association (AIA)