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Investment Treaty Arbitration
We advise and represent foreign investors to provide them with effective legal protection under Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), as well as Multilateral Investment Treaties (MITs) in ICSID and non-ICSID arbitrations.
We counsel and represent our clients in any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with international commercial contracts in ad hoc and instituional arbitrations, such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and the Court of Arbitration of the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid.
INVESTMENT, TRADE & STATEHOOD SOLUTIONS
International Investment & Trade Planning
Ready to advise on how to structure and implement strategically your international endeavors, so that they become safer adventures, where political and commercial risks are a carefully controlled risk.
International Agreement & Treaty drafting
Ready to advise on how to negotiate, draft and conclude international instruments to boost global cooperation, so that ill-written provisions will not be a problem of concern to your foreign policy.
Foreign Arbitral Awards Enforcement
Ready to carry out the enforcement in Spain of ICSID Awards, the recognition and enforcement of foreign awards pursuant to the 1958 New York Convention or the 1961 Geneva Convention, and the execution of domestic awards.
Ready to carry out the enforcement in Spain of foreign judgements based on the Hague Conventionon on Choice of Court Agreements, entered into force on 1 October 2015, or pursuant to Bilateral Judicial Cooperation Agreements.
INDEPENDENT AND IMPARTIAL ROLES
Expert Legal Opinion
Danilo Ruggero Di Bella is routinely commissioned to deliver Expert Opinions (parere pro veritate) on points of law involving elements of public international law and private international law in legal proceedings before Spanish courts, foreign courts of law - including US courts - and international arbitral tribunals.
Having an extensive expertise in international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration, Danilo Ruggero Di Bella is available to be appointed as arbitrator in international arbitrations to serve as a sole arbitrator or on a panel of three or five arbitrators.
In an era where the legal service market is leaning towards a mass production of lawsuits in an assembly line-fashion, at the BOTTEGA we still believe our work must be quality-driven rather than quantity-oriented.
That's why we came up with our way of practicing law by establishing an unique arbitration boutique. Just like in a Renaissance bottega (i.e. workshop), we craft and draft our legal arguments which aspire to resemble authentic works of art. Our written submissions and oral pleadings are nothing but the product of extreme care and dedication. Inspired by the passion and enthusiasm for the legal profession, we devote our efforts to provide the best possible legal service tailor-made on each client’s needs.
Our competitive edge is having a global reach without the need of being globally present with expensive offices spread all over the world. Our flexibility allows us to reach our clients wherever they need us. Our commitment to our clients translates into an on-going learning process to stay always up-to-date with the latest developments in the arbitration arena. We personally and integrally take care of each aspect of the arbitral proceedings – without subcontracting or splitting your case up by assigning different parts of it to a variety of persons – so that we constantly keep the pulse on the dispute and the comprehensive vision thereof. And when your case requires technical knowledge related to its own circumstances (like experts’ opinions on engineering, accounting, damages valuation, and the like), we will outsource that particular expert report just like any other law firm, big or small, would do. That is to say that we maintain our competitiveness untouched also in this respect.
All this with one goal at heart and in mind: EMPOWERING YOUR INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS.
Danilo Ruggero Di Bella
HEAD OF THE BOTTEGA
Danilo can boast an unparalleled international experience, having shaped his academic education through four different countries: Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain.
Danilo graduated in Law from Florence University and specialises in international arbitrations, having obtained an LLM in Investment Treaty Arbitration from Uppsala University and participated in multiple conferences, seminars, and training-courses on this particular branch of the law. While an undergraduate student, Danilo attended in the frame of an exchange program the Radboud University Nijmegen, where he focused his curriculum on international law. Lastly, he completed a Master in Lawyering at Alicante University in his tireless effort towards broadening and perfectionating his legal knowledge.
He is qualified to practice law in the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of Spain. His main area of expertise is advising respondent States as well as industries in the energy and oil & gas sector.
Member of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE)
ICC YAF Network