Although I intended to travel to Rome to participate in the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, I had to attend it online as a result of the pandemic. However, no matter I joined the online format the experience was no less than the in-class format as I could see the organizers’ sobriety and involvement from the initial contact to learn more about the course, which played a significant influence in my choice to attend. Throughout the courses, there was excellent communication and earnestness. It was an excellent experience, full of academic concepts and practical insights gained from the rich experiences of the numerous lectures that followed one after the other throughout the program, allowing me to continue learning, which has been a great opportunity as there was an occasion to learn from the best of the bests. Despite the fact that there were a lot of topics to cover in very limited time, the lecturers were able to cover the most essential arbitration concepts in a clear and concise manner, while also providing a very new perspective on them. However, given the high caliber and content of the instructors, this should not come as a surprise. I would strongly suggest the course to both seasoned practitioners and those who are interested in learning more about arbitration.
I attended the online format of the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in July 2021. Since the first contact to know more about the course, I could see its organizers’ sobriety and engagement, which has played a relevant role in my decision to participate in it. The good communication and seriousness continued throughout the classes.
The course itself has exceeded my expectations. Even though there were a lot of subjects to be addressed in only one week, the lecturers managed to cover the most important arbitration themes with clarity, while presenting a very refreshed view about them. This should not be surprising, though, considering the lecturers’ top notch quality and curriculum.
I definitely recommend the course, both for experienced practitioners and for those who want to have a first contact with arbitration practice.
The Certificate is truly excellent, amazing, exciting… The level of the speakers is very high: the theoretical lessons are interesting and thorough, while the practical ones are really engaging and useful, more than I expected: a wonderful surprise! The speakers share their experience, making students participate in their techniques, skills, tricks and ways of working: it’s just what I would like to receive… Lastly, I would like to thank all the organizing staff for their kindness, availability, and ability to involve students online as well. I would definitely recommend the Certificate, which offers the opportunity to meet professors, practitioners and referees from all over the world, to open your horizons and to have a full immersion in an international atmosphere in the arbitration landscape.
Delighted to have attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in 2021, in the 8th edition. I enrolled in the Certificate to expand my knowledge in international arbitration and also because I am a member of the ICC Argentina. It was an extraordinary experience and a great adventure full of insightful, practical and theoretical lectures, which have allowed me to continue learning. I would also like to congratulate the organizers on their excellent academic levels. Despite not being able to attend in person, the organizers did everything possible to make us feel that we were there in Rome. Without a doubt, the Certificate is an absolutely essential tool for all those interested in arbitration matters.
I had the pleasure to attend the Certificate in 2020 as a young trainee lawyer. The course – very well organized despite the challenging times – had plenty of valuable insights on international arbitration, both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint. Structured as a comprehensive series of world-class lectures on the most relevant aspects of the subject, the Certificate is suitable equally for neophytes and more experienced practitioners. It gave me and all the participants the unparalleled opportunity to meet and dialogue with some of the most esteemed professors and practitioners of the field, not only during lectures, but also informally at lunch and throughout other intermissions. These opportunities allowed the Class and the panelists to network and form friendships while discussing the most recent developments of international arbitration: a five-day experience that I can effortlessly recommend to everyone interested in this practice area.
I attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in 2020. The Certificate’s comprehensive structure is a good way for students and practitioners at various seniority levels to expand their knowledge of procedural and substantive issues that arise in international commercial and investment arbitration. In addition to providing the participants with a theoretical foundation, the Certificate offers helpful practical insights from its experienced faculty. Further, the diversity of legal thought and practice among the faculty and participants — from both common law and civil law backgrounds — made the program a unique and enriching experience. I would recommend the Certificate to students and practitioners looking for an opportunity to expand or reinforce their understanding of international arbitration and forge meaningful relationships along the way.
My personal approach of ADR has always – depending on what appears to be asked for by case and setting, and agreed upon by parties – varied from a purely facilitative, to a more evaluative, or even determinative one.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis – during which I became increasingly active as a conciliator in conflicts between companies getting difficulties to fulfil their current contracts – made me realize that hybrid approaches in general, aimed at fast, workable solutions, may be the answer to the challenges facing our justice systems; with arbitration itself having a more prominent role to play.
Attending the excellently organised Certificate’s 7th Edition at University of Roma Tre’s School of Law, delivered by a top-notch, global faculty, provided me with a dense, thorough, theoretical and practical backbone, as well as extensive course material as to the realm of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, enhancing as such my own future-proofness.
With networking events and opportunities being limited due to the pandemic’s restrictions, the exchanges – also with those within the cohort attending on-line – still remained valuable; in brief: a must for all those active in the field.