Camilla Gambarini > Withers LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Withers LLP
20 Old Bailey

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Litigation and Arbitration


Dual qualified as an Avvocato (Italy) and as a Solicitor (England & Wales), Camilla specialises in international arbitration (commercial and investment treaty) and public international law matters. Before moving to London, she practised in Milan, Houston and New York. She has represented individuals, companies, States and State-owned entities in international arbitrations across a range of sectors, including the apparel, aviation, energy, gambling, infrastructure, insurance, metal, media and railway industries in different regions of the world, including Europe, Africa, CIS countries and Latin America.

She has experience of international commercial and investment arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, CIAC and CAM rules. Her public international law experience includes advising companies and individuals on the protection of investments under international investment treaties, and sovereign States on boundary disputes, natural resources and sovereign immunity.

Camilla also has assisted clients in pro bono cases on human rights violations before domestic constitutional courts and the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, securing recommendations to overturn a country’s total criminalisation of abortion.

She is recognised in Who’s Who Legal (Arbitration 2021: Future Leaders – Non Partners). She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration and served as Co-Chair of Young ICCA (2018-2020) and is on the board of the American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School (2019-2024), on the Lexis PSL Arbitration Consulting Editorial Board and is an Editor of Jus Mundi.


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

(Rising stars)

Camilla Gambarini  –Withers LLP

In addition to strong investment treaty arbitration credentials, Withers LLP‘s PIL practice is highly experienced in state-state work. The team also advises individuals and businesses on PIL matters, and is additionally active in relation to international human rights litigation, state immunities, enforcement work, and sanctions. PIL group leader Hussein Haeri routinely advises on sovereign immunity issues arising out of the enforcement of judgments and awards against states, as well as on international sanctions; and consultant global counsel Sir Geoffrey Cox KC (the former Attorney General of England and Wales) maintains a broad PIL practice. Also integral to the team, consultant Aniruddha Rajput‘s workload covers general international law, international trade, investor-state arbitration, boundary disputes, and the Law Of The Sea. At special counsel level, Robert Kovacs specialises in PIL issues, international arbitration, and business and human rights; while Camilla Gambarini and Ruzin Dagli are experienced senior associates.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Withers LLP‘s ‘fantastic team of very capable international lawyers‘ consistently handles international arbitrations involving Africa, the Middle East and Asia, as well as Russia and CIS countries. Hussein Haeri KC is ‘very knowledgeable about international arbitration‘, while Eleni Polycarpou acts in international arbitration proceedings under a range of arbitration rules. Tatiana Menshenina is experienced in disputes involving Russia, Ukraine and the CIS; Peter Wood is dispute resolution head; Roberto Moruzzi acts in commercial arbitrations; and Geoffrey Cox KC is the firm’s consultant global counsel. Other key names are special counsel Robert Kovacs, and senior associates Camilla Gambarini and Ruzin Dagli.