Mauro Rubino-Sammartano is a chartered arbitrator and a construction lawyer. He has graduated as a JD at 21, he has been admitted up to the Bar in Italy in 1961 and at the Supreme Court in 1975 and to the Paris Bar in 1985. He is an associate tenant, as an international arbitrator, of Littleton, a set of barristers Chambers in London. He is President Emeritus of the Italian Society of Construction Law (which he has formed); he has conceived (and funded together with the Austrian Society of Construction Law) the European Society of Construction Law. He has chaired the IBA International Construction Committee, of which he is now Chairman Emeritus, and has launched for it many publications. He is the author of textbooks amongst which Appalti d’Opere e Contratti di Servizi (Construction Contracts and Contracts for Services), second edition (CEDAM 2010, Padua), on domestic arbitration (Il Diritto dell’Arbitrato [Arbitration Law], 6th edition 2010) and on international arbitration (International Arbitration Law and Practice, 3rd ed. Juris 2014) and of various articles among which The Role of the Engineer: Myth and Reality (14 Int'l Bus. Law. 81 ) and The Crook, the Saint and the Swiss Watch (Construction Law International, I, 4 December 2006). He lectures on arbitration, construction, international construction, joint ventures, performance bonds on demand. He is a chartered arbitrator and presides the European Court of Arbitration and the International School of Arbitration and Mediation of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He frequently acts as arbitrator in construction disputes and in investment arbitrations; he acts also in investment arbitration and regularly advises and acts as counsel.