Stefano Azzali is a lawyer graduated at the Genoa University – School of Law, and is the Secretary General of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) since 2001.
He also acts as Director of the Institute for the Promotion of Arbitration and Mediation in the Mediterranean (ISPRAMED) and as President of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI).
Since 2005, he is Visiting Professor of Arbitration Law at Bocconi University – School of Law in Milan and, since 2012, he is Fellow at the Centre for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, New York University – School of Law.
He is member of the Federal Court of Justice of the Disciplinary Commission of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), and of the Formula One International Contract Recognition Board.
Author of articles and publications on arbitration, he is member of the panel of arbitrators before various arbitral institutions (ICDR, VIAC, CIETAC etc.) and delegate for Italy for the Uncitral Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation); he acted as arbitrator in several ad hoc and institutional proceedings (ICC, ICDR, DIS, Swiss Chambers etc).