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Carducci Arbitration (Paris - London - Rome)




ndependent arbitrator, legal expert (witness) and counsel, in Paris, Rome and London, Dr.Carducci is a law professor (MCF, HDR) teaching mainly Commercial Law and International Business Law in Paris, an attorney-at-law in Rome, International Tenant and Arbitrator at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, London. He is a Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb), on several 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

Acts as Arbitrator, Legal Expert (Witness) and Counsel in
a. commercial, company, regulatory, banking, sport law
b. investment, energy, infrastructure and treaty law
c. art and cultural property law

Works in: International Law (Public, Economic, Private or Conflict of Laws), European Union Law, French, Italian, English Law

Working Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian (Fair Portuguese)

He is member of the ICC Commissions on Arbitration and ADR, Commercial Law, Competition, and Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee and International Litigation Committee

Experience includes appointments as arbitrator, expert (witness), counsel as to international commercial and investment disputes, in English, French, Spanish and Italian

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

Two websites inform as to practice areas: 

1. here at as to International Commercial, Banking, Construction, Energy, Investment, Treaty, Sport, Law, Transactions and Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Litigation, ADR)

2. at  as to International Art, Cultural Property and Heritage Law, Transactions and Dispute Resolution (Arbitration, Litigation, Cultural Diplomacy and ADR)


Experience in the public and private sectors upon request by corporations, international law firms, governments, international organizations, the European Union

Private and public international legal experience: international and intergovernmental responsibilities (6 years), academia (28 years), private practice (16 years, legal counsel and expert, arbitrator)

Experience as international arbitrator, legal expert, in commercial and investment cases, and as mediator between Governments

Arbitrator and mediator on the ICSID (2007-16) and various other Panels, Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London

Independence, absence of conflict of interests. 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 fourty articles published, in particular: Law and Practice of Arbitration in France. Commentary and Treatise on Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Oxford University Press, 750 pages, 2019

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