Camilla Gambarini

Special counsel | London

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Camilla is a special counsel in our arbitration and public international law team.

Dual qualified as an Avvocato (Italy) and as a Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales), Camilla specialises in international arbitration (commercial and investment treaty) and public international law matters.

Before moving to London, she practised in Milan, Houston and New York, having developed an expertise in assisting clients from both civil and common law jurisdictions.She has represented individuals, companies, States and State-owned entities in international arbitrations across a range of sectors, including the apparel, aviation, energy, gambling, infrastructure, insurance, metal, oil & gas, and railway industries in different regions of the world, particularly the MENA region, CIS countries and Latin America. She has experience of international commercial and investment arbitrations under the auspices of the CAM, CIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules.

She advises companies on the protection of investments under international investment treaties and sanctions, and States on boundary disputes, cultural heritage, international humanitarian law, international investment law, law of the sea, natural resources, sovereign immunity and statehood issues. Camilla regularly assists clients in pro bono human rights cases before constitutional courts, the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and regional human rights courts.

She is ranked as an "Associate to Watch" by Chambers 2023 (public international law), recommended lawyer in Legal 500 UK ("rising star" in public international law and international arbitration), 2023 Who's Who Legal - Global Elite Below 45, 2022 Best Lawyer "Ones to Watch" UK, and as a Who's Who Legal - Arbitration Future Leader (Non-Partner).

Camilla is involved in arbitration associations and editorial boards. She served as Co-Chair of Young ICCA (2018-2020). She is the UK Coordinator of the Italian Arbitration Association AIA-Arbit below 40 and serves on the Executive Committee of the Rising Arbitration Initiative (RAI) and the Next Generation Committee of the Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL) group. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and is on the board of the American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School, the Lexis PSL Arbitration Consulting Editorial Board, the Editorial Board of Brill Research Perspectives in International Investment Law and Arbitration. She is an Editor of Jus Mundi Wiki Notes on Investment Arbitration and is Conference Associate Editor of the Annual Juris Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration.

She regularly speaks at major international arbitration conferences and lectures at the Catholic University of Milan (Master in International Business) on international arbitration and ADR.