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Antonello Leogrande

Antonello Leogrande

Nationality :
Italian


Languages :
Italian and English


Current Position :
Partner at Gunnercooke llp and co-founder of Freebly Sta Sb Srl


Specialisation :
Construction and Infrastructure,Corporate,Commodities,International Trade,Energy,Insurance,Information Technology,Investment Treaty,Intellectual Property,Environment


Educational / Professional Memberships

  • 2019 admitted, in February (18th), to the International Arbitration Database of the Russian arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • 2018 qualified, in August (29th), as Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR) (Malaysia)
  • 2018 admitted, in July (1st), to the Panel of International Arbitrators (2018-2021) of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (South Korea)
  • 2018 admitted, in June (29th), to the Panel of Arbitrators (2018-2021) of the Thailand Arbitration Center (Thailand)
  • 2017 admitted, in October (19th), to the Panel of International Arbitrators of the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (Bangladesh)
  • 2017 recognized, in September (12th), as English lawyer practicing in Italy by the British Embassy in Rome (Italy)
  • 2017 admitted, in July (7th), to the Panel of Arbitrators (2017-2020) of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (Malaysia)
  • 2017 admitted, in June (19th) as Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2017 admitted, in June (1st), to the Panel of Arbitrators (2017-2022) of the Langfang Arbitration Commission (China)
  • 2017 awarded, in May (2nd), the Diploma in International Arbitration by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2017 qualified, in April (3rd), as Solicitor of the Senior Courts in England and Wales
  • 2016 admitted, in November (23rd), as Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2015 admitted, in October (20th), to Gunnercooke LLP – London-Manchester, as partner
  • 2013 admitted, in April (1st), to Temple Court Chambers – Inner Temple London, as tenant
  • 2013 admitted, in February (27th), to the Law Society of England and Wales – Solicitor Regulation Authority as Registered European Lawyer n°596165
  • 2010 admitted, in November (15th), as Associate n°28315 of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • 2008 admitted, in March (16th), to the Roll of Chair of Arbitration Panels at the Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome (Italy)
  • 2005 admitted, in February (25th), to the Roll of Lawyers before the Court of Cassation and other Higher Courts in Rome (Italy)
  • 1993 admitted, in January (16th), as Member of the Italian Bar – Ordine Avvocati Taranto (Italy)
  • 1992 qualified by exams, in December (10th), as Italian “Avvocato”
  • 1989 admitted, in November (11th) to the Register of Italian Practising Lawyers
  • 1987 admitted, in December (16th), to the Register of Italian Legal Practitioners

Professional Experience

1987 (from)

Lawyer and Arbitrator 

Member and president of panels of arbitrators, in administrated and “ad hoc” proceedings, even as the third arbitrator appointed by the Courts and Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome, on the advice of public institutions and public companies.

Negotiator and main drafter of contracts (EPC, construction, contractors and sub-contractors) and dispute resolver relating to industrial plants and energy sources for public authorities and private companies.

Appointed as lawyer and advisor to over 2000 cases before the Italian Courts.

Liquidator and trustee at the Court of Justice of Taranto – Italy.

Since 2013 appointed as lawyer for in&out-of-court matters in the United Kingdom.

ADR Experience

Of counsel (on behalf of SICS INGEGNERIA S.r.l. vs/ SOIL S.r.l.) in institutional arbitration (Italian Chamber of Commerce of Taranto-Italy); value €5mln; claims on engineering contract and payments

Lawyer (appointed by the Municipality of Taranto vs/ Mattioli S.p.a.) in ad-hoc arbitration (panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Lecce-Italy); value €10mln; claims on public procurement construction contract and payments

Lawyer (appointed by Cemit S.r.l. vs/ Sidermontaggi in liq. S.p.a.) in ad-hoc arbitration (sole arbitrator seated in Taranto-Italy); value €1mln; claims on business lease agreement

Lawyer (appointed by the Municipality of Taranto vs/ Impresa Falcicchio S.s.s.) in institutional arbitration (Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome – Italy); value €20mln; claims on public procurement construction contract and payments

Arbitrator (appointed by the Municipality of Martina Franca vs/ Di Battista Costruzioni s.r.l. as member of panel of 3 arbitrators at Arbitration Chamber for Public Contracts in Rome – Italy) in institutional arbitration between a local authority and a company; value €10mln; claims on public procurement construction contract and payments

Arbitrator (president of panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Taranto-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies; value 200K; claims on corporate matters and negligence of board of management

Arbitrator (president of panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Cosenza-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies (LIGI S.p.A. vs/ Casa di Cura Santa Lucia S.r.l.); value €3mln; claims on sale of good (medical equipment); breach of contract and payments

Of counsel (panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Florence-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies (Nuovo Pignone S.p.A.-GE Oil&Gas Group vs/ I.M.S. S.p.A.); value €2,5mln; claims on oil&gas and construction contract

Of counsel (panel of 3 arbitrators seated in Bologna-Italy) in ad-hoc arbitration between two companies (Nuovo Pignone S.p.A.-GE Oil&Gas Group vs/ Sidermontaggi S.p.A.); value €6mln; claims on oil&gas and construction contract

Publications

Leogrande A., Diritto dell’energia, in Codice dell’Ambiente e normativa collegata, UTET, Turin, edited by Buonfrate A., 2008, ISBN 9788859802457SBN: 978-8

    • Leogrande A., Arbitrato e accordo bonario nelle controversie del’Amministrazione della difesa e del Genio Militare, in Codice degli arbitrati delle conciliazioni e di altre ADR, UTET, Turin, edited by Buonfrate A. and Giovannucci Orlandi C., 2006, ISBN 9788859800569
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., L’arbitrato negli appalti pubblici, Giuffrè, Milan, 2000, ISBN 978884089725
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A. L’arbitrato amministrato dalle Camere di Commercio, Giuffrè, Milan, 1998, ISBN 9788814068225

Articles and case notes:

    • Leogrande A., Arbitration of Disputes Arising from Public Procurement: A Proposal of some Guidelines for Arbitral Institutions, in Doing Business Index: ADR in Effective Enforcement of Contracts – 6th Anniversary Special Publication of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre, Dhaka, 2017
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., L’arbitrato nei lavori pubblici: dubbi di legittimità e altre questioni aperte, in Rivista Trimestrale degli appalti, 1/2002, Maggioli, Bologna, 2002, ISSN 0394-8374
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., La giustizia alternativa in Italia tra ADR e conciliazione, in Rivista dell’Arbitrato, 2/1999, Giuffrè, Milan, 1999, ISSN 1122-0147
    • Leogrande A. and Buonfrate A., I regolamenti ordinari e semplificati di conciliazione e arbitrato, in I Contratti, IPSOA, Milan, 1998, ISSN 1123-5047