Matteo Angelini is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Angelini is an English barrister and his practice focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation.

Mr. Angelini has represented clients in arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules (including the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, and UNCITRAL rules) involving both common law and civil law disputes. He has particular experience in commodities, technology, energy, M&A, and joint venture disputes. He also regularly advises government and private sector clients on international law issues and has experience of being led in high-value commercial litigation at all levels, including before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. 

Mr. Angelini was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Inner Temple in October 2015. Mr. Angelini has taught International Commercial Law at Queen Mary University of London.



  • Experience

    • Representing a leading pharmaceutical company in a US $1.5 billion ICC arbitration involving royalty disputes under a global licensing agreement.
    • Representing a major US oil and gas exploration and production company in a US$ 300 million ICC arbitration sited in London regarding a drilling rig dispute in West Africa.
    • Representing a prominent US university in a US$ 120 million UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration sited in London concerning a disputed gift donation. 
    • Representing a major SE Asian oil and gas exploration and production company in relation to two related ICC and UNCITRAL disputes sited in Singapore with a combined value of US$ 3 billion.
    • Representing a major mining company in a US$ 1 billion ICC arbitration sited in London concerning the performance of a supply and purchase agreement.
    • Representing an investment advisor in proceedings in the English High Court arising in connection with a failed investment scheme including successfully resisting a freezing injunction and defending claims for dishonest assistance, breach of trust and deceit.
    • Representing the parent company of a mining company in a multi-billion dollar dispute against a Brazilian mining conglomerate concerning breach of a joint venture agreement relating to a mining project in Guinea. 
    • Resisting an anti-arbitration injunction in the English Courts for a major mining company.
    • Acting for a U.S. individual challenging an arbitral award in the English Courts on the basis of s. 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 (serious irregularity) and resisting enforcement under s. 66(3) of the Arbitration Act 1996 (lack of jurisdiction).

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  • Education

    • Bar Professional Training Course, City University, London, 2015



      Princess Royal Scholarship, Inner Temple 

    • MSc, Law and Finance, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, 2014

      with Distinction


      College Scholar, Faculty Prize for Financial Economics 

    • Graduate Diploma, Law, City University, London, 2013

    • BA, Italian and Spanish, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, 2010

      Exhibition Scholar, Antony Edwards Modern Languages Scholar

  • Admissions

    • England and Wales, Barrister

  • Languages

    • Italian

    • Spanish



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