Paolo Busco was previously registered as a European Lawyer. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales on 24 March 2021.
Paolo specialises in international dispute settlement, public international law and EU law.
His practice covers the full spectrum of EU and international law, with a focus on law of the sea, public international law before domestic courts, human rights and immunities. Paolo also has significant experience in inter-State negotiations and mediations, which he developed in various advisory capacities in the context of complex political disputes.
In addition to advisory work, he 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.
Before joining Chambers, Paolo practiced international law in several capacities. For instance, as a senior legal consultant to FAO in Riyadh, he advised the Saudi government on law of the sea and international fisheries law. As an assistant legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Paolo developed a specific expertise in the procedure of investment and inter-State arbitral Tribunals. Paolo trained as a lawyer as a pupil to Italy’s Deputy Attorney General.