‘knows public international law inside-out.’ Chambers Global 2019
‘enjoys a “standout” reputation for her involvement in numerous high-profile cases for states.’ Chambers Global
*Called 1987 (Rome Bar)
An Italian lawyer by training, Loretta has an LLM from Georgetown University Law Centre in Washington DC and is dually qualified, at the Rome and Paris Bars. Loretta has also been registered to practise in Singapore since 2012.
She sits as arbitrator in arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules, including ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, LCIA, Milan Chamber of Arbitration and DIAC. Aside from her native Italian, Loretta is fluent in English, French and Spanish. Loretta also regularly appears as counsel and advocate in State-to-State disputes before the International Court of Justice and in ad hoc inter-State arbitrations. She was a Member for Italy of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2000 to 2009 and a Vice-President of the ICC Court from 2009 until June 2015. Loretta was appointed to the Governing Board of ICCA on 1 April 2017 for a term of four years. She also sits as a member of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and is a Member of the Governing Board for the Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS).
In 2009 Loretta co-authored the second edition of Professor Schreuer’s The ICSID Convention – A Commentary and is co-editor of the handbook Investment Protection in Southeast Asia: A Country-by-Country Guide on Investment Laws and Bilateral Investment Treaties published in October 2016.
Chambers & Partners Global say that Loretta ‘knows public international law inside out’ and that ‘she has a long background in PIL and her reputation is high.’
Loretta was admitted to the Rome Bar in 1987 and the Paris Bar in 1993.
Loretta ‘s experience as arbitrator in international commercial arbitration, includes the following:
Prior to focusing on her career as arbitrator, Loretta acted for twenty-five years as counsel and advocate in international commercial arbitration with a major international law firm based in Paris. Her international commercial arbitration practice was particularly focused on infrastructure projects, oil and gas concessions, international sales contracts, disputes arising out of shareholders agreements, and construction projects under FIDIC contracts.
Loretta’s experience as arbitrator in international investment arbitration is as follows:
Loretta advises States and private entities on non-contentious matters of public international law and has represented States as counsel and advocate in numerous cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and in ad hoc arbitrations involving, inter alia, maritime and land boundary/sovereignty disputes, State responsibility, treaty interpretation, and international environmental law. Examples of cases include: