Leading international arbitration lawyer Loretta Malintoppi is to join 39 Essex Chambers, it has been announced today.
Loretta will practise principally as international arbitrator. She joins Chambers from Eversheds where, since 1991, she was a member of the Public International Law and International Arbitration team, first in Paris and then in Singapore since 2012.
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. She also sits as a member of the Council of the ICC Institute of World Business Law. In 2009 Loretta co-authored the second edition of Professor Schreuer’s The ICSID Convention – A Commentary and is co-editor of the forthcoming 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 ‘enjoys a “standout” reputation for her involvement in numerous high-profile cases for states.’
Loretta will join 39 Essex Chambers in the New Year. She will operate mainly from the Singapore office, where she joins David Bateson and Ben Olbourne, but will also spend part of her time in London and Paris.
39 Essex Chambers’ Chief Executive and Director of Clerking, David Barnes, says: “We are absolutely delighted that Loretta will be joining us. Her expertise in public international law and investor-state dispute resolution brings an enhanced dimension to our offering for clients and her vast international arbitration experience fits perfectly with our rapidly growing practice across the Asia-Pacific region.”
Loretta Malintoppi adds: “I am very enthusiastic about this new chapter of my career and proud to be joining a first-class set such as 39 Essex Chambers. I look forward to a long and mutually beneficial collaboration.”