Paolo Marzolini is “highlighted for his ‘strong legal knowledge’ and ‘precise legal reasoning’. He wins high praise from sources one of whom notes, ‘He impressed me with his dedication to his client as well as his mastery of the facts and the law’” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders 2019).
Paolo Marzolini is “’definitely one to watch’ in the arbitration space. He possesses invaluable experience handling proceedings under various international rules including ICC, Swiss and UNCITRAL Rules” (Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland – Arbitration 2018).
Paolo Marzolini “impresses peers and clients alike with ‘his knowledge and outstanding mastery of the file. Market sources say they ‘would recommend him for all arbitration-related matters’” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders 2018).
Paolo Marzolini “impressed me for his dedication to the client and his capacity to leave no stone unturned in order to pursue the client’s interests. I also appreciated and valued his strategic skills and his legal analysis” (Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Future Leaders 2017).
“The ‘excellent’ Paolo Marzolini is extremely highly regarded by his peers. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator on a broad range of commercial cases” (Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland – Arbitration 2017).
Paolo Marzolini is “very thorough” (Legal 500 2017).
“Paolo Marzolini is regarded as a ‘star’ in the field and is recognised for his ‘strategic’ and ‘practical’ approach to cases” (Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland – Arbitration 2016).
Ranked by Chambers and Partners 2016, 2017 and 2018 as “Arbitration Counsel”.
Paolo Marzolini is “very diligent” (Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016).
Ranked by ExpertGuides in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).
Paolo Marzolini is a partner of Patocchi & Marzolini, the law firm established with Paolo Michele Patocchi on 1 January 2014. Paolo is acting as counsel representing clients and he is sitting as arbitrator in Switzerland and a number of other jurisdictions under various sets of arbitration rules (including, but not limited to, the ICC Rules, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL Rules and WIPO Rules).
Paolo has had practical experience in a number of systems of law such as Italian, Swiss, French, English, Spanish, U.S., German, Dutch, Bahamian, Libyan, Iranian, Qatari, Egyptian, Chinese, South Korean and Japanese.
Paolo has worked in the international dispute resolution departments of leading law firms in Geneva and London.
Paolo has been involved in several major international arbitrations and his field of expertise includes construction disputes (including project financing disputes), IP disputes, turnkey contracts, consultancy agreements, joint venture agreements, agency, licensing in the pharma industry, State contracts, contracts in the aviation industry, M&A and post-M&A disputes, gas price review disputes, banking and finance disputes, sport and sponsoring disputes, commodities disputes.
Paolo has served as case manager at the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan in the period 2003-2007 and, in that capacity, he has acted as administrative secretary to domestic and international arbitral tribunals in over 150 arbitrations.
He completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in Geneva and Zurich (Swiss Arbitration Academy, ArbP, 2010), Pavia (Laurea in giurisprudenza Dr. iur., 2002) and Paris (University of Paris 1, Pantheon – Sorbonne and Cornell Law School, Institute of International and Comparative Law, International Arbitration and Litigation, 2001).
Paolo has published extensively on international arbitration and is very often called as lecturer in seminars dealing with arbitration-related matters.
He is former co-chair (2015-2016) and current member of the Advisory Board of ArbIt – Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR as well as member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), ASA Below 40, the Italian Arbitration Association (AIA), the Geneva Bar Association and the Pavia Bar Association.