Professor Piero Bernardini has been an Of Counsel at Ughi e Nunziante law firm, Rome, since 1991. In the past, he worked as legal director of ENI (1980-1985) and later became member of the Board and Executive Committee of the same company (1986-1990).
He is the former Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration of Paris and was a member of the Consiglio Arbitrale of the Arbitration Chambers of Milan and Rome; he is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).
He taught international arbitration law at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome for over twenty years (1982-2005), and is a member of the Comité scientifique de la Revue de l’Arbitrage and of the ASA Bulletin.
Professor Bernardini has been appointed by Italy as a panel member of the ICSID, based on the 1965 Washington Convention.
He has acted as counsel, arbitrator or chairman in more than 300 arbitration cases, both on commercial and investment matters, including disputes under the ICSID Convention, and arbitration rules such as those of the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, the Stockholm Institute of Arbitration, Cairo Centre, NAI.
He is the author of books and articles on arbitration, investment protection, international trade law, contracts among States and private investors and collaborates with numerous Italian and international journals.
He is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish.