Federica IorioPartner

An Italian Avvocato and a member of the Paris Bar, Federica Iorio is a member of CastaldiPartners' International Arbitration and Litigation & Mediation work groups. She participates in Competition Law & EU activity also at our office in Brussels.


Before joining CastaldiPartners, Federica trained in the department of Litigation & Arbitration of BonelliErede. Thanks to her dual university education in Italy and France and her specialist training in European law, Federica Iorio has a specific aptitude and competence for international issues and European law. She works mainly as a litigator, before Italian and European courts and in arbitration. Her working languages are English, French and Italian.

Representative Matters

  • Defending a Slovakian insurance group in relation to a railway accident involving various proceedings in Italy, Austria and Slovakia.
  • Defending an Italian construction group in arbitration before the Chamber of Arbitration in Milan.
  • Defending an Italian oil & gas infrastructure company in litigation before the Italian and French courts.
  • Defending an Italian defence company in an arbitration procedure in Geneva.
  • Assisting a leading Italian logistics and transport group in litigation before a US court.
  • Lead internal training on distribution and competition law for a multinational manufacturing company.
  • Defending a number of Italian renewable energy companies in investment arbitrations against a State.
  • Lead the competitive aspects of the Italian distribution contracts of a multinational group.
  • Advised a major banking institution on the anti-competitive aspects of the merchant fee.

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual conference of the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 7 November 2017, speaker on International Arbitration and Security for Costs. https://cyprusarbitration.org.cy/seminar-update-particular-problems-in-international-arbitration-downloads/
  • Conference State Aid, National Tax Policies and the Future of European Integration in Digital Markets: the 2016 'Apple Decision' and beyond, Dublin Science Gallery, 14 June 2017, speaker https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/events/2017/06/irelandandappledecision


  • F. Iorio, Avis 1/17 : l’UE est-elle en paix avec l’arbitrage d’investissement ?, Revue des affaires internationales, Volume 4, (2019).
  • V. Dardano and F. Iorio, Commission v. World Duty Free SA & Others – Another Treat to Member States' Fiscal Competences?, Hiberinina Law Journal, Vol. 16, (2017).
  • F. Iorio, How EU's Commercial Policy Promotes Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection in Developing Countries: A Focus on the Chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, Journal on Contemporary Issues of Law, Volume 2(6), (2016).
  • Prof. L.G. Radicati di Brozolo and F. Iorio, Investment Protection Agreements Between the EU and Non-Member States (EU), in L. Mistelis, L. Shore (Eds.), World Arbitration Reporter (WAR) - Second Edition, (2015).

Academic Activities

  • Federica Iorio was Academic assistant at the College of Europe (Bruges Campus) for the academic year 2018-2019


  • College of Europe.
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
  • Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza.