Maria Beatrice Deli

Maria Beatrice Deli is Secretary General of the Italian Association for Arbitration (AIA) and Secretary General of ICC Italy. Maria Beatrice is a Professor of International Law at Molise University School of Law. She also teaches International Organization at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Department of Political Science. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. Before becoming Secretary General of AIA, she gained an extensive experience on international arbitration at Studio Legale Chiomenti.

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Domenico Di Pietro

Domenico Di Pietro has taught international arbitration at major academic institutions and has lectured on the same topic worldwide. His publications on arbitration have been cited by leading judicial authorities in several countries. He has practiced commercial and investor-State arbitration for 25 years in jurisdictions as diverse as Italy, England, Japan and the U.S.  He appeared in several arbitrations at the Olympics and frequently serves as an arbitrator under the rules of all major institutions. He graduated at “La Sapienza” and received his LL.M. from Queen Mary, University of London. He is a past Fellow of New York University School of Law and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators. He is qualified in Italy and in England and Wales. He is currently based in Miami, Florida.

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Giacomo Rojas Elgueta

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta is an Associate Professor of Private Law at the University of Roma Tre Law School and a Licensed Full Professor of Comparative Law. Giacomo earned a LL.M. with distinction and a S.J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School. He is the author of three books and several articles in major Italian and U.S. law reviews. He consulted the Italian Government for law reforms on bankruptcy law, trust law and security interests. Giacomo is admitted to the Rome, Italy (2004) and New York Bar (2010). Giacomo is Co-Chair of ArbIt (Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR) and is actively involved in commercial and investment arbitration as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator. Giacomo has acted as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in various arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and under the rules of the ICC and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration with seat in different countries including Italy and Switzerland.

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Giulia Romana Mele

Certificate’s tutor from 2018 – present

Giulia Romana Mele currently collaborates with Prof. Avv. Giacomo Rojas Elgueta, with a focus on commercial and investment arbitration. Giulia Romana graduated summa cum laude from Roma Tre University, defending a thesis on “Economic Analysis of Damages’ Determination in International Commercial Contracts”. Before joining the practice of Prof. Rojas Elgueta, Giulia Romana has been a legal intern at the law firm of Prof. Avv. Andrea Zoppini, and, subsequently, at the law firm of Prof. Natalino Irti, where she focused on civil and commercial litigation.

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Valentina Faienza

Certificate’s tutor from 2015 to 2017

Valentina Faienza is a lawyer at Studio Legale Rubini, where she focuses on civil and commercial litigation and investment and commercial arbitration, both at domestic and international level.
She earned her law degree from Roma Tre University, successfully defending a thesis on “Language issues in international arbitration”. Valentina spent the summer of 2013 at New York University School of Law, conducting research for her law degree’s final dissertation. In the first semester of 2014, she attended the Internship Program offered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration in The Hague.

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