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Carducci Arbitration (Paris - Rome)




ndependent arbitrator, legal expert (witness) and counsel, based in Paris and Rome, Dr.Carducci is a law professor (MCF, HDR) teaching mainly Commercial Law and International Business Law in Paris, an attorney-at-law, a Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb) on the ICSID and other Panels of arbitrators

He is the former Chief of the International Standards Section at UNESCO (Paris Headquarters) and was in charge of international standard-setting, treaty-making, implementation of treaty obligations and State responsibility for UNESCO and its (192) Member States, as well as of the international conventions and instruments related to art and cultural property

He combines private and public international legal expertise, academic, intergovernmental and private practice experience, to the benefit of businesses and governments alike

His independent practice in Paris and Rome and internationally as Arbitrator, Legal Expert and Counsel, at times Consultant, is in the following fields of expertise and experience: contract, commercial, banking, construction, energy, investment and treaty obligations, art and cultural property, law and disputes

2. in International Law (Public, Economic, Private/Conflict of laws), European Union Law, French and Italian Law

Two websites inform as to services, practice areas, experience: 

1. here at as to International Commercial, Banking, Construction, Energy, Investment, Treaty, Law, Arbitration and ADR

2. at  as to International Art, Cultural Property and Heritage Law, Arbitration, Litigation, ADR


Prof.Carducci has acted in the public and private sectors upon request by corporations, international law firms, governments, international organizations, the European Union

Prof.Carducci’s practice and services rely on these complementary features:

Private and public international legal experience: international and intergovernmental responsibilities (6 years), academia (24 years), private practice (15 years, as legal counsel and expert witness, arbitrator)

Dispute resolution experience as international arbitrator and legal expert in commercial and investment cases (in disputes up to US$1.5 billion), and as mediator between Governments

Arbitrator and mediator on the ICSID and various other Panels, Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London

Member of three ICC Commissions in Paris: on Arbitration and ADR, Competition, Commercial Law and Practice

Independence, absence of conflict of interests, fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian (mother tongue), fair Portuguese

Legal and cultural flexibility gained: a) working in various Civil and Common Law jurisdictions, with Governments, their legal experts and entities, and with the private legal and industry sectors; and b) studying and teaching law in various jurisdictions

Long years of academic analysis and teaching of the law, holder of research fellowships 

Two monographs and thirty-five articles published, in particular: Law and Practice of Arbitration in France. Commentary and Treatise on Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Oxford University Press, 750 pages, 2016

Two Ph.Ds. on international transactions, arbitration and litigation, Hague Academy of International Law  (Diploma), four post-graduate LLMs/DEAs, French and Italian legal education