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Gabriele RUSCALLA
Senior Associate


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Gabriele Ruscalla is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice. Through various positions as a lawyer, researcher, and lecturer, Gabriele has developed a specific expertise in international arbitration and international law. He assists on matters involving corporate clients, States and State-owned entities in both international commercial and investment arbitrations, conducted under the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, and LCIA Rules.

Before joining Liedekerke, Gabriele was Counsel of the Italian-Swiss team at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce. Part of his responsibilities involved managing a team handling over 150 international commercial and investment arbitrations, scrutinising partial and final awards as well as providing neutral advice to arbitrators and parties on procedural issues arising during the proceedings.

Gabriele previously held a position as a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Dispute Resolution and Public International Law of the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law. He carried out research in international arbitration (investment and commercial) and dispute settlement mechanisms in other areas of international law.

Earlier on in his career, he worked as an associate at a global law firm in Paris, in the International Arbitration Group, for almost three years.

Gabriele regularly teaches international arbitration and international law in several universities and publishes articles and note on international arbitration-related subjects.
Gabriele holds a PhD in International Law & Economics from the Università Bocconi in Milan. He defended his thesis “Transnational Public Policy and International Arbitration: How to Secure the Integrity of the Arbitral Legal Order" in 2015. Previously, he obtained a Research Master in Global Business Law and Governance, organized by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Columbia Law School and Sciences PO Paris, under the aegis of the Alliance Programme (2010). He also got a Master in International Relations (specialisation in International Law) from the University of Milan (2008).

Gabriele joined Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick as Senior Associate in 2021.