Milo Molfa’s practice focuses on complex, high-profile international commercial arbitration, investor-state disputes under public international law, and transnational litigation matters across a range of industries, including airlines, aviation and aerospace, automotive, energy, media and advertising, and metals and mining.

Milo regularly acts as counsel and advocate for multinational corporations in international commercial arbitrations seated in the world’s most-frequently selected arbitral seats, including Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, and Zurich, before and under the rules of the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes, including the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan (CAM), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), and UNCITRAL. He has been involved in disputes arising out of M&A, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements, technology transfer agreements, licensing and distribution agreements, media rights agreements, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contracts, and long-term gas supply agreements governed by the substantive laws of California, China, England and Wales, Greece, Italy, France, Russia, and Switzerland, as well as the UNIDROIT Principles.

He also has experience in the public international law arena, including multilateral and bilateral investment treaty-based arbitrations, having represented the Russian Federation in several arbitration proceedings instituted by former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company under the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral investment treaties.

Milo routinely advises on cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards and set aside proceedings as well as on multijurisdictional aspects of European civil and commercial litigation, including recognition and enforcement of judgments.

He has published two treatises and several other publications on international arbitration. He regularly lectures and speaks at conferences on international arbitration.

Milo joined the firm’s Rome office in 2007 and relocated to London in 2012.

Notable Experience

  • Alitalia in CAM arbitration proceedings seated in Milan relating to a dispute arising out of a consulting agreement governed by Italian law.

  • Edison in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Switzerland relating to a post-M&A dispute arising out of the alleged breach of an environmental warranty governed by Italian law.

  • Maire Tecnimont in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in London relating to a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of an EPC agreement governed by English law.

  • Saipem in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in London relating to breach of contract and misrepresentation claims arising out of several EPC agreements governed by English law.

  • ABB in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Paris relating to a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of an EPCC agreement governed by English law.

  • Telespazio (Leonardo) in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Paris relating to a dispute under Swiss law arising out of the procurement of a reconnaissance and surveillance satellite system for the Turkish government.

  • OTO Melara (Leonardo) in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Paris relating to a dispute concerning the infringement of certain IP rights for the construction of armament under French and Italian law.

  • SKY Italia in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Milan in a dispute arising out of the exploitation of certain media rights relating to the 2010 FIFA World Cup under Italian and EU antitrust laws.

  • Qinhuangdao Tolian, a “Belt & Road” company, in ICC arbitration proceedings seated in Zurich relating to a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of a Share Sale and Purchase Agreement governed by Italian law.

  • Vale in LCIA arbitration proceedings seated in London relating to a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement governed by English law concerning the exploitation of an iron ore mine in West Africa.

  • The Renaissance Group in LCIA arbitration proceedings seated in London relating to a dispute arising out of a demerger agreement governed by English law and related civil litigation instituted in Bermuda in breach of the relevant arbitration agreement.

  • A Russian oil and gas corporation in SCC arbitration proceedings seated in Stockholm relating to a dispute arising out of alleged breaches of contract and related tort and statutory-based claims under Greek law.

  • A Russian corporation in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings seated in Stockholm relating to a dispute arising out of two satellite launch services agreements governed by California law.

  • The Russian Federation in three UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings seated in the Hague instituted by the former majority shareholders of Yukos Oil Company under the Energy Charter Treaty and ensuing set aside proceedings before the Hague District Court.

  • Pascall+Watson Architects in ad hoc arbitration proceedings seated in Rome relating to a dispute arising out of an engineering agreement governed by Italian law concerning the Naples airport.

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Selected Activities

  • Member of the International Chamber of Commerce UK Arbitration & ADR Committee
  • Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the 2020 International Arbitration Charity Ball Committee
  • ICC Institute Masterclass for Arbitrators

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