Matteo Vaccaro-Incisa, Ph.D. (Geneva & Bocconi), LL.M. (MIDS), is the head of the international law & dispute settlement area at Carnelutti Law Firm. He is a dual-qualified attorney-at-law (Spain, Italy), indicated inter alia on the list of arbitrators with the Madrid Chamber of International Arbitration, the London Court of Arbitration, and the Belgrade Arbitration Center.
Matteo has served as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and, as counsel and expert, he participated in several international arbitration proceedings under different sets of rules (e.g., ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID), including investment cases in connection with complex questions of jurisdiction, comparative law, and States’ treaty practice.
His services in international negotiation and dispute settlement are requested by leading players in different areas of business, such as trading of steel and raw materials, international quality marks and accreditation processes, crypto-assets, and world-record engineering projects.
Notably, to the practice of law Matteo combines a distinguished academic profile. He has been a Jean Monnet Senior Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence, 2019-2020), Professeur-Chercheur at the Institut d’Économie Scientifique Et de Gestion (IESEG; Paris, 2016-2019), Permanent Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Lille (Lille, 2010-2016), and Marie-Curie Research & Teaching Fellow at Bocconi University (Milan, 2012-2015). He has also been visiting scholar in prestigious Universities such as Durham (2019), Sydney (2018), Hong Kong (2017), Melbourne (2016), Buenos Aires (2015), and Belgrade (2014). Matteo authored several academic publications delving on issues of international economic law, public international law, and international dispute settlement, including a recent monograph on China’s treaty policy & practice in international investment law & arbitration. Next to these topics, he has taught techniques & ethics of legal writing and oral advocacy for international courts and tribunals, including to the Italian, French, and Swiss representatives participating in international law moot court competitions (Jessup, Telders, FIAMC, Vis).
Matteo has full professional command of English, Spanish, and French, in addition to native Italian; he also speaks conversational Serbo-Croatian and has a basic knowledge of Greek and Russian.