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 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 ICC and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration with seat in different countries including Italy and Switzerland. 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

Giulia Romana Mele

Certificate’s tutor from 2018 – present

Giulia Romana currently collaborates with Covington & Burling LLP in Brussels, where she focuses on Data Privacy and Life Sciences. She is a LL.M. candidate at KU Leuven, where she is obtaining an advanced Master in IP and ICT law. She is admitted to the Bar of Rome as from 2018 and has so far focused on corporate and commercial matters by collaborating with Studio Legale Pavia e Ansaldo, and previously with Prof. Avv. Giacomo Rojas Elgueta in the area of arbitration. She graduated cum laude from Roma Tre University in December 2015, and then completed her legal traineeship at the law firms of Professor Andrea Zoppini, and Professor Natalino Irti.

She is passionate about politics and is currently in the Board of Directors of the political movement Volt Italia.

She is fluent in Italian and English, and has a good knowledge of French.

Benedetta Mauro

Certificate’s tutor from 2020 – present

Benedetta Mauro is a Junior Associate at D|R Arbitration & Litigation’s Rome office. Her fields of interest are private comparative law, private international law and international arbitration. She was awarded the third position in the UNIDROIT Covid-19 Essay Competition and has co-authored with Giacomo Rojas Elgueta the Italy National Report for the “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing in International Arbitration Exist?” ICCA Project. Benedetta obtained her law degree summa cum laude from LUISS Guido Carli in July 2019, after participating in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and spending a semester at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires. She received a special mention for her final thesis on “The Recovery of Cultural Property in International Law: Collaborative Settlement of Disputes”. Her working languages are Italian, English and Spanish.