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Christian Patelmo is a partner in CARNELUTTI Law Firm. He is a member of the Firm’s dispute resolution department, where his practice focuses on civil, commercial and corporate litigation as well as on domestic and international arbitrations.
He also boasts great expertise in non-contentious matters, advising clients in debt restructuring transactions and in bankruptcy procedures.
His professional career began in October 2001 at the Italian office of a major international London-based law firm, focusing on civil and commercial litigation as well as on non-contentious assistance in commercial and international matters.
He subsequently worked with major Italian law firms, specializing in civil and corporate litigation and assisting Italian and international clients operating in the pharmaceutical, gaming, fashion & luxury goods sectors and in the banking and financial services markets.
Christian obtained his honours law degree in 2000 from the Catholic University of Milan; in 2001 he undertook a post-graduate course in International and Community Law at the Institute for International Politics Studies in Milan.
In 2008 he earned his LL.M. degree with honours from the Ann Arbor University of Michigan Law School, with a dissertation on comparative civil law under the supervision of Prof. James J. White (Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law Emeritus).
He has been a member of the Italian Bar since 2004.
Christian speaks English and French, in addition to Italian.

  • Representing one of the leading Italian concessionaires for gaming and betting in several related pieces of litigation arising out of the mass distribution of Jackpot winnings throughout the whole Italian territory due to a malfunction of the related IT-platform as well as in the litigation against the US-based supplier of the defaulting IT-platform.
  • Representing a world-wide leading fashion group in two parallel arbitrations before the London Court of International Arbitration resulting from a transaction for the transfer of a business division to a UK private equity fund.
  • Representing an Italian banking group in an arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration relating to the purchase of an asset management company from a Swiss private bank.
  • Representing the state appointed commissioners of a major Italian airline in the extraordinary administration procedure.

The Social and Psycological Underpinning of Commercial Arbitration in Europe

October 24, 2019
Christian Patelmo took part to the interviews held at the Milan Chamber of Arbitration for the project “The social and Psycological Underpinning of Commercial Arbitration in Europe”. This study aims to generate greater understanding of arbitration as an alternative system of dispute resolution, is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and is coordinated by Mr. Tony Cole of the University of Leichster Law School (United Kingdom).  

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