Paolo practices in the fields of public international law and international dispute settlement. He is qualified both in Italy and, as a barrister, in England and Wales. He is well-versed both in common law and civil law. In addition to being a member of Chambers, Paolo is also currently a legal advisor to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the UAE, advising across the full spectrum of international law.
In addition to PIL advisory work, Paolo has been involved in matters before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the Court of Justice of the European Union, ICSID investment tribunals, Annex VII to UNCLOS arbitral tribunals, and several domestic courts. Paolo also has significant experience in inter-State negotiations and mediations, which he developed in various advisory capacities in the context of complex political and diplomatic disputes.
Before qualifying as a barrister, Paolo practiced international law in several capacities. He was a legal advisor to the Italian government on various international law matters. Previously, he worked as a senior legal consultant to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Riyadh and, before that, as an Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Paolo trained as a lawyer at the Office of the Attorney General. He holds law degrees from Italian universities, as well as the University of Cambridge and the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne.