The article analyzes the impact that blockchain and smart contracts can have on the international commercial arbitration. In order to correctly understand how the dispute resolution system plays a role in the blockchain technologies and smart contracts, the paper gives a picture on these new technologies, describing the main features of both blockchain and smart contracts. More particularly, the text examines when smart contracts can be considered as a legal contracts as well as their limits connected with their intrinsic nature. Obviously and for the reasons pointed out in the article, smart contracts are not free from dispute. To such regard this paper highlights the synergic relationship between these new technologies and international commercial arbitration. Due to its inherent features, the international commercial arbitration can be the perfect dispute resolution mechanism for tech matters. However there are inevitable challenges which should be properly caught and settled.
and accessories brand before the Court of Lugano against an Italian free-lance consultant. More particular, the Italian consultant sued the Swiss brand claiming an employment relationship. The Swiss company totally challenged the description of the facts of the counterparty, asserting that according to the clear intention of the party as emerged from the analysis of the agreement entered into between they, the legal relationship was of pure consultancy. The Swiss judge rejected integrally the claim of the plaintiff, accepting the counterarguments of the defendant. The consultancy agreement entered into between the Swiss company and the Italian consultant was drafted by Ms Silvia Petruzzino.
Silvia Petruzzino successfully assisted a Tunisian company against a German company in ICC arbitration on the performance of logistic services.