Giacomo is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team.He specialises in investor-State and commercial arbitration as well as in public international law. He earned an LLM in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva / IHEID in 2020, ranking among the top 5 students of his batch. Before moving to London, Giacomo trained and practiced at Withers' Italian offices for three years, acquiring experience in commercial and cross border litigation as well as in business law.
Me in a minute
At law school I developed a particular interest in international law and dispute settlement. I spent many afternoons in the tiny but well-stocked international law library of Padua University, although I did not neglect contract law, civil procedure and other areas of the law. As a young Italian law graduate, I dreamt about specialising in international dispute settlement (which was quite a big dream).
I joined Withers' Italian offices as a trainee in August 2016. I completed my training at Withers Italy and continued to work there as a newly qualified lawyer until August 2019. Training and working with the firm provided with invaluable experience and I met excellent mentors and colleagues.
I then decided to go back to school to sharpen my knowledge of international law and dispute settlement by pursuing the Geneva MIDS LLM. At the MIDS, I was lucky enough to study with an all-star faculty of academics and practitioners. Upon completion of the MIDS, I joined the firm's London litigation and arbitration team, specialising in international law and arbitration.
In addition to the law, I have always had a passion for music, particularly jazz. I studied and played the alto saxophone for about 15 years (and still play it from time to time). I am currently teaching myself to play the bass guitar and I am starting to explore the world of music production.