Mauro Rubino-Sammartano


Juris Doctor, Catholic University of Milan (J.D., 1958)


Visiting Professor on commercial arbitration law at the University of Milan (1997-1998) and at the University of Padua (2003-2004 and 2005-2006)

Lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Padua (1987-1989)

            Organisation and teaching at courses on arbitration

            Regular lecturer on arbitration

Admittance at Bars as Counsel

Milan Bar (1961)

Italian Court of Cassation (1975)

Paris Bar (1986)

Associate Tenant of Littleton Chambers, London, as an international arbitrator

Honorary Member of the Istanbul and of the Sofia Bar

Arbitration Roles

Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb

Chairman of the European Court of Arbitration

Chairman of the Mediation Centre of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East

Chairman of the International School of Arbitration and Mediation of the Mediterranean and the Middle East

He sits as chairman, or sole arbitrator, or member of arbitral tribunals in commercial and investment arbitrations.

Approach to Arbitration

His role as an arbitrator is focused on aiming to understand the parties by creating a constructive dialogue, on ensuring that they have the possibility to prove their case and on taking into account the need that the case be decided in a balanced way and in a short time.

Offices held

President, European Court of Arbitration

Président d’Honneur, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

Chairman Emeritus, International Committee of the Milan Bar

Président d’Honneur, Association Internationale des Juristes de langue Italienne

Honorary President of the European Society for Construction Law 

Founder of the Italian Society for Construction Law

Co-Editor of Foro Padano

Council Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Previous Offices

Recorder of Desio, 1964-1969

Deputy Judge (Court of Monza)

Honorary Consul in Milan of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Chairman of SBL’s International Sales and Related Commercial Transaction

SBL Council Member

Member, IBA Publication Committee

IBA Deputy Secretary General for Southern Europe (appointment not served, due to a simultaneous nomination as President of Union Internationale des Avocats, an office which has been held)

Chairman, The Mediterranean and Middle East Institute of Arbitration

President of the European Society for Construction Law

Chairman Emeritus, IBA’s International Construction Projects

Secretary-General Emeritus of the Federation of European Bars


Grand Cross (Order of the Merit, Portugal)

High Officer (Order of the Merit, Italy)

Cross of Honour (Order of St. Ramon, Spain)

Grand Silver Decoration of Honour (Austria)

Ordem del Derecho, Colombia

Practice Areas

Contract law

International arbitration and litigation


Mergers and acquisitions

Sales of goods

Major tort issues






International Arbitration: Law and Practice, Juris, 3nd ed. 2014

Appalti d’Opere e Contratti di Servizi (Construction Contracts and Contracts for Services), Cedam, 3rd Ed. 2006

Il Diritto dell’Arbitrato, (Arbitration Law), Cedam, 6th Ed. 2011

Arbitrato, Conciliazione e ADR” (Arbitration, Mediation and ADR), Zanichelli, Ed. 2009

Warranties in Cross Border Acquisitions”, (Gen. Ed.) Graham & Trottman, London, 1994

Public Policy in Transnational Relationships” (Co-Gen. Ed.) Kluwer, 1991

The Section on Italy of “Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration, (Weigand Ed.) Oxford University Press, 2009

The Part on Civil Procedure in Italy of “World Litigation Law and Practice”, (Ed. Myrick) Matthew Bender, New York, 1985

Drafting and Enforcing Contracts in Civil and Common Law Jurisdiction” (Gen. Eds. K. Yelpaala, M. Rubino-Sammartano and D. Campbell) Kluwer, 1986

Bibliographical Dictionary of the Library of the Milan Bar”, Milan, Giuffré, 1970.


European Court of Arbitration’s Appellate Arbitral Proceedings, Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2017, 30

The Role of the Engineer – Myth and Reality, Transnational Dispute Management, 2017, Vol. 14, issue 2

The Arbitrator’s Pledge Launched by the European Court of Arbitration, ARIA, 2015, Vol. 26, no. 4, 599.

A Continuous Search for New Horizons, ARIA, 2012, Vol. 23, no. 2, 335

Investment Arbitration – Substantive and Procedural Issues in Investments, Yearbook on International Arbitration, Vol. II, 2012, Roth/Geistlinger (gen. ds.), NWV Vienna 

Second (Quasi Perfect ?) Storm Also in Arbitration ? Journal of International Arbitration, 34, no. 6 (2017), pp. 925–934

Prejudging in international arbitration: danger or excuse?, Yearbook on International Arbitration, 2010,Vol. 1

The Procedural Rule: from instrument to obstacle to justice, Foro pad. 2010, 3

Third Generation Arbitration, The American Review of International Arbitration, 2010, Vol. 20, No. 4, 513.

The Fall of a Taboo – Review of the Merits of an Award by an Appellate Arbitration Panel and a Proposal for an International Appellate Court, J. Int. Arb. 2003, 20(4), 387-392

Substantive and procedural issues (and perspectives) in investment disputes, International Arbitration: Law and Practice, 2nd edition Kluwer, 2001

Performance Bonds” in “International Business Transactions”, (Eds. Campbell and Proksch), Kluwer, 1988

Lack of Conformity and Various Reliefs in Sales of Moveable Goods to Italy” in “Survey of the International Sale of Goods” (Eds. Campbell, Lafili and Gevurtz) Kluwer, 1985

Commercial Agency in Italy” in “Rights and Liabilities in Commercial Agency”, Kluwer 1984

Commentary in “Defects, Delay, Prices and Subcontracting in Civil Law”, in “Selected Problems of Construction Law: International Approach”, University Press, Fribourg, 1983

The Channel Tunnel and the Tronc Commun Doctrine, J. Intl. Arb., 1993, Vol. 10, No. 3

Amiable Compositeur (Joint Mandate to Settle) and Ex Bono et Aequo, J. Intl. Arb., 1992, Vol. 9, No. 1

Is Arbitration to Be Just a Luxury Clinic?, J. Intl. Arb., 1990, Vol. 7, No. 3

An International Arbitral Court of Appeal as an Alternative to Long Attacks and Recognition Proceedings, J. Intl. Arb. 1989, 181

International and Foreign Arbitration, J. Intl. Arb. 1988, Vol. 5, No. 3

Third Generation Arbitration. Appeals to a New Panel Within Arbitration Proceedings?, J. Intl. Arb. 1987, Vol. 4, No. 1

The Keban Arbitration, The Arbitration Journal, 1980, 241

The role of the Engineer, Myth and Reality, International Business Lawyer, 81 (1986)

The Civil Law Approach to Evidence, The Arbitration Journal, 331 (1983)

International Construction Agreements-Employer’s Breach and Consequent Right of the Contractor to Withhold Delivery on Site, Intl. Bus. Law., 1943 (1983)

International Construction Agreements, Extent of the Owner’s Interference and case Where the Agreement Become Null and Void, Intl. Bus. Law., 457 (1981)


Njeri Kariuki

Njeri is an advocate who has specialised in resolving disputes through arbitration and ADR. During the course of her career, she has delivered awards as a sole arbitrator spanning the petroleum, insurance, banking, industry & corporate sectors, mainly in the domestic arena. Njeri has also sat on several three panel tribunals, as co-arbitrator, determining disputes in similar sectors. Besides being an arbitrator, Njeri is also an accredited mediator and is listed as a trainer & a tutor of several courses with the AFL of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In addition, Njeri currently chairs a Dispute Ajudication Board set-up to midwife an international geothermal project to fruition. In her primary profession as an advocate, Njeri takes on, in the main, non-contentious matters in the realm of real estate (conveyancing) law, probate & succession, commercial contracts, company/business formations & company secretarial matters.


·         Nomination by the Government of the Republic of Kenya to the Panel of Arbitrators at ICSID

·         Attaining Chartered Arbitrator status in 2008

·         2014, 2015 & 2016 Citations in Chambers Global as a Leading Individual

·         A Citation in the 2015 Edition of Euromoney’s Expert Guide on Commercial Arbitration

·         Appointment in 2015 as a Recommended Attorney by Global Experts


Trained with Kaplan & Stratton, Advocates (1987/88) and was admitted to the Kenyan Bar in December 1988. Associate with Walker Kontos, Advocates 1988-1990; Partner, Walker Kontos, Advocates 1990- 1992. Proprietor of Njeri Kariuki Advocate since 1993 and a Chartered Arbitrator since August 2008.


Committee Member of the Kenya Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member of the Law Society of Kenya & East Africa Law Society, FIDA; Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Member, LCIA African Users Council, Member, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; Member, ICCA.


Njeri has published on international commercial arbitration, commercial mediation and litigation.


World-wide as an arbitrator and adr practitioner; Republic of Kenya.


After a two year stint at the University of Nairobi, Njeri completed her BA at York University, Toronto, then went on to study Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Njeri holds a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIArbn., Keble College, Oxford) and lives in Nairobi all year round where she thoroughly enjoys the company of her 3 children. She is a travel, kick-boxing & power-walking enthusiast.


Stelios Gregoriou

Stelios H. Grigoriou – Senior Partner & Managing Director.

Stelios H. Gregoriou Law Offices & Associates is an Athens-based law firm, established since 1986, providing full legal services under the highest standards of quality and ethics in the most critical aspects of contemporary Law.

Though we are focused in the key corporate and commercial areas of Greek and EU Law , we do not underestimate the needs of a client regarding various aspects of civil and penal law and we definitely cover its needs.

We have been working and providing advices to all types of clients that include Greek and foreign corporations and institutions, governments, international law firms and individuals on their cross-border transactions, investments and regulatory matters. A strong network of quality Law Offices has an open cooperation with us, mostly for local litigation issues, all over the Greek territory. We are practising all aspects of Commercial and Business Law, Corporate Law and governance, including company formation and regulatory compliance, Distribution and Agency/Franchising Agreements, EU Competition Law, cross-border transactions, international joint ventures and M&As.

We are specialized in proceeding cases and waging the complex litigation with the European Court of Human Rights with some remarkable results.

Our firm has built a strong reputation about its excellent litigation experience in all aspects of Greek and EU Law and we can provide a high caliber assistance in front of all Instances of Greek Courts and Tribunals (including mostly Supreme Court of Greece and Council of State) as far as it is concerned all types of contentious cases and disputes of our clients of civil, commercial, administrative and penal character. Needless to say, we have a high track record of successful Court Orders for Reliefs, Provisional measures and injunctions in case of emergency.

We are one of the few Greek Law Offices that represent clients before Greek Competition Authority in a successful way and we have contributed to the suppression of anticompetitive practices, like vertical restraints in the distribution sector, having as a result the highest fines ever imposed in the Greek market. At the same time, we have assisted some important multinational enterprises that were envisaging some hard core accusations for violations of cartel collusion.

We also provide successfully our services to contentious cases that are subject to Alternative Dispute Resolution, equally to Arbitration and Mediation. Our most notorious case is the successful Mediation in USA (Mediator Fed. Judge Ed. Cahn) attained with adversaries such as Boeing etc. pertaining to a Chinook crash at Aegean sea on the 9.11.2004 with 17 victims represented by us, one of the them having the VIP status of Head of State, Patriarch of Alexandria Peter Z.

In addition to our successful practice on ADR level, we have been working intensively as counsels that mediation should become one equally important part of our judicial system.

In order to achieve effectively our goals we often use services of external auditors, accountants, tax consultants, economists, recruiters and marketers for those clients who wish to be rendered a full range of corporate services.

We have advised as legal counsels many times the Greek Government-Ministry of Labor on the legal and regulatory aspects regarding the introduction of flexibility in the domestic labor market and we have drafted many legislative texts on this issue.

We have also contributed as legal counsels in the transposition of some important environmental Directives of EU for the Ministry of Environment.

We have also worked for the Ministry of Education for the Greek Presidency of 1994 and myself was presiding the Committee of Education during Greek Term.