Giorgio Risso

Giorgio Risso


Email giorgio.risso@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5242

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Italian

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As part of the International Arbitration Team, Giorgio Risso represents clients in high-profile arbitration proceedings involving complex commercial disputes, as well as public international law issues, across a range of industries, including energy and natural resources and telecommunications. 

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Giorgio was an Associate in the Milan office of a major international law firm where, in addition to his international arbitration practice, he gained substantial experience in transnational litigation matters before domestic courts. 

He regularly publishes and lectures in public international law and private international law.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Genoa, (First Class)

LL.M., University of Cambridge, (First Class)

PhD in Law, University of Genoa


Italian Society of International Law

Swiss Arbitration Association Below 40

AIA Arb-IT-40

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Acting for a major Italian energy company in ICC arbitration proceedings over the alleged breach of environmental warranties and related contamination of several industrial sites.

Advising a multinational energy company on potential arbitration proceedings under the ECT relating to the operation of a hydroelectric power plant and two nuclear power plants.

Acting for a major European telecommunications company in ICC arbitration proceedings relating to an award entirely defeating a USD$15 billion claim.

Advising an Italian investor in relation to domestic and international arbitration proceedings arising from an EPC agreement for the construction of a steelworks in Saudi Arabia.

Acting for a multinational energy company in disputes arising from an investment in the Balkans defending against a Euro 450 million claim on grounds of procedural fraud.

Advising a leading manufacturer in the metal industry in relation to potential ICC arbitration proceedings arising from a Euro-700-million EPC agreement.

Acting for a media company in multi-billion Euros parallel proceedings over the breach of an SPA, the violation of telecommunication regulations and unfair trade practices.

Acting for a major international truck manufacturer in parallel follow-on proceedings following a Commission decision imposing the largest fine ever on cartel cases.

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