I had the pleasure to attend the Certificate in 2020 as a young trainee lawyer. The course – very well organized despite the challenging times – had plenty of valuable insights on international arbitration, both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint. Structured as a comprehensive series of world-class lectures on the most relevant aspects of the subject, the Certificate is suitable equally for neophytes and more experienced practitioners. It gave me and all the participants the unparalleled opportunity to meet and dialogue with some of the most esteemed professors and practitioners of the field, not only during lectures, but also informally at lunch and throughout other intermissions. These opportunities allowed the Class and the panelists to network and form friendships while discussing the most recent developments of international arbitration: a five-day experience that I can effortlessly recommend to everyone interested in this practice area.
I attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in 2020. The Certificate’s comprehensive structure is a good way for students and practitioners at various seniority levels to expand their knowledge of procedural and substantive issues that arise in international commercial and investment arbitration. In addition to providing the participants with a theoretical foundation, the Certificate offers helpful practical insights from its experienced faculty. Further, the diversity of legal thought and practice among the faculty and participants — from both common law and civil law backgrounds — made the program a unique and enriching experience. I would recommend the Certificate to students and practitioners looking for an opportunity to expand or reinforce their understanding of international arbitration and forge meaningful relationships along the way.
My personal approach of ADR has always – depending on what appears to be asked for by case and setting, and agreed upon by parties – varied from a purely facilitative, to a more evaluative, or even determinative one.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis – during which I became increasingly active as a conciliator in conflicts between companies getting difficulties to fulfil their current contracts – made me realize that hybrid approaches in general, aimed at fast, workable solutions, may be the answer to the challenges facing our justice systems; with arbitration itself having a more prominent role to play.
Attending the excellently organised Certificate’s 7th Edition at University of Roma Tre’s School of Law, delivered by a top-notch, global faculty, provided me with a dense, thorough, theoretical and practical backbone, as well as extensive course material as to the realm of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, enhancing as such my own future-proofness.
With networking events and opportunities being limited due to the pandemic’s restrictions, the exchanges – also with those within the cohort attending on-line – still remained valuable; in brief: a must for all those active in the field.
I attended the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in September 2020. Despite being specialized in international arbitration, I am always eager to deepen my knowledge in this topic so I enrolled in this course. The Certificate allowed me to learn new things and to deepen the knowledge of aspects I had already studied, both from theoretical and practical points of view.
The Certificate is very well structured: over five days, participants attended fascinating lectures given by world-class international practitioners who shared their unique knowledge, insights and practical experience over international arbitration.
Despite the pandemic, the organisation of the event was flawless and I can only thank the organisers and the tutors for making of this possible. I strongly recommend this course to all of you who wish to broaden their knowledge of international arbitration.
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.