Avv. Giovanni Zarra

Avv. Giovanni Zarra

Of Counsel

Graduated in law at the University of Naples “Federico II” (summa cum laude)

Attended the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris (2012; selected as Ambassador of the Academy)

LLM at Queen Mary – University of London (2014; awarded as best student in international arbitration)

Currently is adjunct professor of International Law and of Private International Law and Transnational Litigation at the University of Naples “Federico II”

Collaborates with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry for the Economic Development on matters concerning the reforms of international investment law

Founder and Co-Chair of “AIA-ArbIT below 40” the Italian Under 40 Arbitration Group under the auspices of AIA (Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato) and ArbIT (Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR)

Author of more than 30 publications, among which two monographs (awarded, in 2017, with the Prize of the Italian Society of International Law for the best article written by a under 40 international law scholar for his essay on “The Doctrine of Punitive Damages and International Arbitration”)

Member of the Italian BAR Association

Joined the Firm in 2019; before Anglo-American law-firm (M&A and restructuring department)

Languages: Italian, English


  • International arbitration (both commercial and investment)
  • Private international law
  • International litigation