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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 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 expertise in commercial law, private and public international law, academic, intergovernmental and private practice experience, independence and five working languages, distinctions and publications, to the benefit of the private and public sectors, and of businesses and governments alike

His credentials in international dispute-settlement include Chartered Arbitrator (FCIArb) and Faculty status of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, member of distinguished Panels of Arbitrators worldwide, member of the ICC Commissions on Arbitration and ADR, Commercial Law, Competition, Former Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee and International Litigation Committee, publications, regular speaker

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

Fields of practice: contract, commercial, sport, banking, construction, energy, investment and treaty obligations, art and cultural property, law, transactions and dispute resolution (arbitration, litigation, ADR)

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

Two websites inform as to practice areas: 

1. here at as to International Commercial, Banking, Sport, Construction, Energy, Investment, Treaty, 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)


Prof.Carducci has acted 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 (26 years), private practice (15 years, legal counsel and expert, arbitrator)

Dispute resolution experience as international arbitrator and 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

Member of three ICC Commissions in Paris: on Arbitration and ADR, Competition, Commercial Law and Practice; Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law;  Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Bar Association

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 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, 2020

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