Fabio Cozzi - McDermott Will & Emery


Fabio Cozzi heads the Italian dispute resolution practice and focuses his practice on cross-border litigation, domestic and international arbitration, compliance, financial crime and international trade.

He advises corporations, financial institutions and investment funds in complex disputes, often spanning multiple jurisdictions, as well as domestic and international arbitration proceedings in a range of commercial, corporate, real estate, energy, bankruptcy, financial and technology-related matters.

Fabio also counsels corporate clients and financial institutions on compliance and international trade issues, assessing the risk deriving from trade restrictions, economic and financial sanctions and advising on internal investigations related to corruption and financial crime.


  • Assisted a global leader in airport concessions and management, and a construction company operating in the transport, hydraulic, infrastructure and oil & gas sector in multiple disputes (for an overall value of EUR 150 million) with an Italian construction company in connection with a construction project*
  • Assisted a multinational energy company in a complex institutional arbitration concerning the sale of multiple branches of business, involving hydroelectric plants, in a related urgent proceeding for the cautionary seizure of the assets, and in the subsequent proceedings to set aside the award*
  • Assisted a US company in an ad hoc international arbitration proceeding based in Singapore against a multinational Asian company in connection with a USD 2 billion claim for breach of a joint venture agreement*

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  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Next Generation Partner, Italy: Dispute Resolution, 2021-2024
  • The Legal 500 Private Practice Powerlist, Italy, Elite Dispute Resolution Practitioner, 2023
  • Global Investigations Review GIR 100, Recommended, 2023
  • IFLR Europe Rising Star Awards, Rising Star in Italy, 2019
  • Expert Guides, Rising Star, Commercial Arbitration, 2019-2021


  • International Bar Association, Member
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Member
  • Italian Arbitration Association, Member


Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, PhD, 2008
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, JD, magna cum laude, 2004

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