The Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration is essential for any dispute resolution practitioner who must consider international public and private law. The course is well organised and delivered by experienced academics, professionals and other presenters who have a genuine interest in the topic and promotion of arbitration as a premium and determinative dispute resolution process. The course is delivered over 5 consecutive days by working through the core and critical elements of drafting arbitration clauses, initiating the arbitration process, having the dispute heard and an arbitral award written. The course material also deals with other aspects such as bilateral and multi-lateral trade treaties, award enforcement and the UN Convention. The course material is extensive and provides all participants with practical examples of arbitration and guidance for arbitrators and disputing parties. The networking events and opportunities are excellent and the University of Roma Tre is a great venue for the course. I would definitely attend the course again and encourage anyone who is a lawyer, dispute resolution practitioner or a contracting party that is exposed to disputes to attend the course.
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I subscribed to the Certificate shortly after graduating in July 2019, just a few weeks into my legal traineeship in a boutique law firm focused on international arbitration. I wanted to join a program which would provide me a solid academic basis as well as a practical insight, in order to start off with the right foot. The Certificate served this purpose excellently. Even though I did not have a specific background on international commercial arbitration, I managed to follow all classes and learn both the basics and some of the insiders’ tricks.
What I perhaps treasured the most, however, was the possibility to engage with the speakers not only during their sessions, but also in more informal occasions, such as during lunchtime or coffee breaks. That offered me the inestimable chance to have one-to-one conversations with both Italian and international leading professionals in the field, and made the Certificate a program which I would recommend even to more experienced practitioners.
I attended the Arbitration Certificate in Commercial and Investment Arbitration in 2019 and I am delighted to share my experience. I was very pleased to find out that such a high-level program in international arbitration was held in Rome and moreover at University of Roma Tre, were I graduated one year ago.
The Certificate was very well structured. It was a five days experience where we attended excellent lectures which covered all the main aspects of the international arbitration: starting from the principles to the recognition and enforcement of the award, passing by the drafting of an arbitration clause, the appointing of the arbitral tribunal and the proceedings.
The lecturers were academics, international law firm practitioners, in house counsels and professionals of the main international organizations and this made the program both theoretical and practical.
Last but not least, I was delighted to meet so many people interested in arbitration from all the continent of the world and to share with them this experience.
I would strongly recommend the Certificate to both students and legal practitioners who wants to study or improve their knowledge in this field.