Matteo Barra is Expert on Investment at Energy Charter Secretariat (2013), acting mainly on ECT investment provisions and dispute settlement. He is in charge of monitoring energy policy developments in Energy Charter Treaty member countries in relation to foreign investment. His main tasks include the advancement of dispute settlement mechanisms and investment arbitration. He regularly supports the Investment Group and the Industry Advisory Panel.
Previously associate with the international arbitration team of a large law firm in Geneva, he acted in investment and commercial disputes concerning among others the electricity and oil industry. He regularly advised on public international and EU law issues in connection to foreign investment and international trade, transportation, border delimitation, expropriation, sovereignty over natural resources. He holds a Ph.D. in International Economic Law (Bocconi, I) and an LL.M. in International Energy Law and Policy (CEPMLP, UK).