Michele Potestà is a senior associate at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler in Geneva, practicing international commercial and investment arbitration. Michele has served as sole arbitrator under the ICC and DIAC Rules, and as counsel and tribunal secretary in several arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, and UNCITRAL Rules. His practice is mostly dedicated to investment disputes, especially disputes involving states and state entities in the energy and natural resources areas (oil, gas, mining and solar energy) arising under the ECT, NAFTA and BITs. Michele has also advised sovereign states on their investment treaty program. Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Michele was an academic lecturer at the Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), where he was teaching both investment and commercial arbitration. He has authored numerous publications on issues of international arbitration and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Michele is qualified to practice law in Italy and is admitted to the Geneva bar (foreign lawyers section). He holds a Ph.D. in international law, as well as a bachelor and a master’s degree from the University of Milan (Italy).