Giulio Palermo is an arbitration specialist qualified in Switzerland, Italy and Spain
Over the past 10 years, Giulio has been involved in over forty international arbitrations in English, Spanish, Italian and French administered by all major institutions (e.g. International Court of Arbitration, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid, London Court of International Arbitration, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, etc.).
He mainly acts as counsel and also sits as an arbitrator (in matters including transnational sales contracts, shareholders’ agreements, agency, distribution and license agreements, joint ventures, post M&A disputes, construction, sport etc.) and he has been recently voted as the most highly regarded arbitration practitioner in Europe by Who’s Who Future Leaders. Clients and peers single him out as “an excellent lawyer with unquestionable advocacy skills” who “tackles complex issues with ease and is a pleasure to work with”.
Giulio also advises clients on contractual matters, pre-arbitration assessments, negotiations, mediations and arbitration-related court proceedings (e.g. set aside proceedings and enforcement of foreign judgments and awards).
He is also deeply involved in sports disputes. In his role as UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector, he represents UEFA in proceedings before its internal disciplinary and appeal bodies. He is also the President of the Commission for the Drafting of the Code of Best Practices in Sports Arbitration of the Spanish Club of Arbitration.
He is an active member of several professional associations (e.g. President of the Italian Chapter of the Spanish Club of Arbitration, Member of the Plenary of the Madrid International Arbitration Centre, former co-chair of the Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR, former co-chair of the Spanish Club of Arbitration -40 and former regional coordinator of the ICC YAF).
Before joining Archipel, Giulio practiced arbitration in Geneva with Lalive, in Madrid with Juan Fernández-Armesto and in Paris with the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He initially trained with Barbera & Associati in Rome practising domestic and cross border commercial litigation.
He holds an LL.M in International Commercial Arbitration from Stockholm University and an LL.M in International Business Law from the Instituto de Empresa Law School in Madrid.