G. Matteo Vaccaro-Incisa

Ph.D., LL.M., M.Sc., Esq.
Of counsel


Dr. Matteo Vaccaro-Incisa is an international law academic (Professeur-Chercheur and Academic Director of the double degree in International Business & Law at IESEG School of Management) and practitioner (of counsel at Vaccaro Law Bureau).

His principal areas of practice of law are international contract negotiation, international commercial arbitration, and investment arbitration; principal domains of academic research are international dispute settlement, international investment law, and public international law.

In addition to an extensive experience in negotiations and drafting of international contracts, and transnational litigation (in particular, in the media & TLC sector), he participated in several arbitral proceedings, domestic (Italy) and international (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC), as party counsel as well as Tribunal secretary or assistant to the presiding or party-appointed arbitrators. After having had the privilege to work with Professor Giorgio Sacerdoti and Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, his collaboration is currently sought by distinguished arbitrators and practitioners in investment arbitration proceedings, on jurisdictional and interpretive issues (with particular regard to analyses of States’ treaty practice). Indicated in the list of foreign arbitrators of the Belgrade Arbitration Center.

He authored numerous contributions on international law issues, and European integration, politics and law, presented in several public and private institutions (e.g., Chinese University of Hong Kong, Moscow State University, Melbourne Law School, University of Buenos Aires, Bocconi University, University of Belgrade, University of Warsaw). Member, inter alia, of ILA, ESIL, SIEL and IBA. Board Member of GLN.

Ph.D. magna cum laude in International Law (Geneva, 2014) and in International Law & Economics (Bocconi, 2014); advanced LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS, 2009); M.Sc. in Law (Bocconi, 2007); B.Sc. in Law & Economics (Bocconi, 2005).

In addition to native Italian, he has developed full command of English, Spanish and French; he also speaks and understands Serbian (Cyrillic and Latin), and has a basic knowledge of Greek and Russian.


Curious facts:

  • Golf and tennis player, he has been involved beyond the legal aspects in the actual planning and testing of a luxury sport resort in South East Asia.
  • He is frequently requested as quality evaluator for business services of hotel and airline companies.