Directors

Maria Beatrice Deli

Maria Beatrice Deli is Professor of International Law at the University of Molise and of International Arbitration at the Department of Law, Roma Tre University. She worked as an attorney specialised in private international law and international law and gained an extensive experience on international commercial and investment arbitration at Chiomenti. She is Secretary General of the Italian Association for Arbitration (AIA) and Secretary General of ICC Italy. She is co-founder of ArbIt (Italian Forum for arbitration and ADR) and a member of the editorial board of the “Rivista dell’Arbitrato” and “Diritto del Commercio Internazionale”.

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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 founding partner of D|R Arbitration & Litigation. He is Co-editor of the ICCA project Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?. 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. Giacomois admitted to the Rome, Italy (2004) and New York Bar (2010).Giacomo is a Member of the Board of AIA and past 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 International Chamber of Commerce, the Swiss Arbitration Centre and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration with seat in different countries. He has been appointed by the Italian Republic as expert witness in three investment arbitration proceedings under the rules of ICSID and SCC, and he has acted as expert on Italian law before U.S. state and federal courts.

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Tutors

Benedetta Mauro

Certificate’s tutor from 2020 – present

Benedetta Mauro is a Ph.D. candidate in private law at Roma Tre University School of Law, where she is undertaking research on international commercial contracts. She is also a junior associate at D|R Arbitration & Litigation and is in the process of qualifying as an Italian avvocato. Benedetta obtained her law degree summa cum laude from LUISS Guido Carli (Rome, Italy) in July 2019, receiving a special acknowledgment for her final thesis on “The Recovery of Cultural Property in International Law: Collaborative Settlement of Disputes”. She was an exchange student at the Universidad de Belgrano (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and an oralist at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. She is a member of Young ICCA and AIA-ArbIt-40.