Mauro Rubino-Sammartano is a Chartered Arbitrator. He is admitted to the Italian and to the Paris Bar and is an associate member, as an international arbitrator, of a set of barristers chambers in London, Littleton Chambers. He chairs the European Court of Arbitration, the International School of Arbitration and Mediation for the Mediterranean and the Middle East and the arbitration group of LawFed BRSA. He has launched the European Court of Arbitration’s Main Points and its Arbitrator’s Pledge, which characterize its approach to arbitration.
He sits as an arbitrator, appears as counsel in arbitral proceedings and in court proceedings for challenges against awards. He is a paladin of the full right of a party to call evidence and to examine witnesses without undue interference.
He has been a visiting professor at the Milan and Padua Universities and has chaired the Union Internationale des Avocats, the IBA’s International Construction Committee T, the IBA International Sales Committee and the IBA Mediation Committee.
His main textbooks are International Arbitration : Law and Practice (3rd Edition, Juris 2014), Il Diritto dell’Arbitrato (Arbitration Law, 6th Edition, Cedam, 2010), and Appalti di Opere e Contratti di Servizi (Construction Law and Contracts for Services, Cedam 2006).
His articles include A Continuous Search for New Horizons (ARIA 2012, Vol. 23, No. 2), The Arbitrator's Pledge Launched by the European Court of Arbitration (ARIA 2015, Vol. 26, No. 4) and A Second (Quasi-Perfect) Storm Also in Arbitration (JOIA, Vol. 34, 6, 2017).
He has written and is writing extensively on arbitration, mediation and construction in English, French and Italian.
He has been active through its construction group in large international construction projects like dams and highways in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe and through its corporate group in corporate matters such as in mergers and dismissals, in multi fora disputes, in joint ventures and corporate litigation.
He has argued, inter alia, the applicability to stock acquisitions of the warranties for sales of goods as to the value of the sold company, the ambit of guarantees on demand, the engineer’s role in construction contracts, the right of a party not to perform if the opposite party has not performed (or if the latter’s financial conditions have become difficult) and in general the full right of a party to call evidence and to examine witnesses without undue interference.