Benedetta Mauro

Trainee lawyer at D|R Arbitration, Rome, Italy
Certificate ’19

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.

Valerio Condemi

Trainee Lawyer at DLA Piper, Milan, Italy
Certificate ’19

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.

Alessio Gracis

Associate Lawyer at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., Amsterdam
Certificate ‘19

I attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in September 2019. It was an excellent experience. Over the course of five days, participants attended fascinating lectures given by world-class international practitioners who shared their unique knowledge, insights and practical experience over international arbitration. I particularly appreciated the fact that the Certificate was structured in such a way that all main aspects of international commercial and investment arbitration were touched upon. The organisation of the event was flawless and I can only thank the organisers and the tutors for making of this possible. I warmly recommend the Certificate to all practitioners interested in receiving an intensive (and comprehensive) course in international arbitration and connecting with other arbitration practitioners from all over the world.

Chiara Arena

Trainee Lawyer at Legance – Avvocati Associati, Milan, Italy
Certificate ‘19

The passion for international arbitration and for multicultural environments was born in me during my Erasmus experience in Germany and while I was taking part to the Willem C. Vis Moot during 2018. Nonetheless, I had the impression that my knowledge on the subject, acquired during these experiences, was only partial and not enough to guarantee me a complete understanding of international arbitration. Driven by the desire for knowledge and encouraged by the high quality of the faculty, I enrolled in the certificate and now I do can say I am extremely satisfied. I had the opportunity to learn new things and to deepen the knowledge of aspects I had already studied, both from theoretical and practical points of view, having furthermore the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, from Australia to America, passing through Sweden. Among the participants it has been created a great convivial and networking atmosphere that I will carry with me for a lifetime. Renowned professionals, final lecture at the Unidroit, Rome as landscape, the discussed topics and the exceptional organization carried out by the Certificate’s Tutors have made this experience unforgettable and I really recommend it to every professional who intends to appear in the world of ADR internationally.

Paolo Comoglio

Lawyer, Arbitrator, and Researcher, Italy
Certificate ’18

I attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in 2018. How to describe my experience? Few words are needed: outstanding and amazing. First of all, the Certificate is very well structured: it’s a one week crash course in which leading academics and practitioners, from all over the world, share their experience and their tricks in the field of international arbitration. Secondly, it is a great opportunity to interact with the other partecipants, lawyers and academics from several countries, in a friendly way. Last, but not least, the staff: they make you feel like at home. Reading the programme of the Certificate one could be doubtful: so many interesting topics, so many outstanding practicioners… over all in Rome… How is it possible? In fact, I was; but, I did not have to be: the Certificate is exactly like it seems.

Gabriele Piccinini

Lawyer, Partner at SabelliBenazzo, Italy
Certificate ’18

I attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in September 2018. It was a marvelous experience and it really exceeded my expectations in every respect. First of all, we had the chance to receive world class lectures from domestic and international practitioners and in-house counsels, on various important aspects of international arbitration, academically and practically. Moreover, the perfect organization during the five days of the course also allowed the participants quality time for networking and socializing and it was a great and pleasant opportunity to meet professionals with very different backgrounds from all over the world in the beautiful context of Rome.
In short, an absolutely remarkable enrichment: professional, relational and human.
I recommend it without any doubt.