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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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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Tutors

Maria Teresa Lanari

Certificate’s tutor from 2019 – present

Maria Teresa Lanari is currently working as legal trainee at D|R Arbitration & Litigation, collaborating with founding partners Maria Beatrice Deli and Giacomo Rojas Elgueta. She graduated cum laude from Roma Tre University in December 2018, defending a thesis on “Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration”. Maria Teresa spent the 2017 Fall Semester as Exchange Student at Cardozo Law School (New York), where she had the opportunity to acquire further knowledge on branches of international law, such as international commercial arbitration and international human rights law, and on ADR mechanisms, with a specific focus on mediation.

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Giulia Romana Mele

Certificate’s tutor from 2018 – present

Giulia Romana Mele currently collaborates with Studio Legale Pavia e Ansaldo, where she focuses on corporate and commercial law matters. She has also collaborated with Prof. Avv. Giacomo Rojas Elgueta, with a focus on commercial and investment arbitration, and completed her legal traineeship at the law firms of Prof. Avv. Andrea Zoppini, and of Prof. Natalino Irti, focusing on civil and commercial litigation. Giulia Romana graduated cum laude from Roma Tre University in December 2015, defending a thesis on “Economic Analysis of Damages’ Determination in International Commercial Contracts”. 

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Valentina Faienza

Certificate’s tutor from 2015 to 2017

Valentina Faienza currently collaborates with Lawlinguists. Between 2014 and 2018, she joined Studio Legale Rubini, where she focused 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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