Partner Rojas Elgueta

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta

Partner

Via delle Belle Arti, 7
00196 Rome
+39 06 877 62 800

Via Tortona, 33
20144 Milan
+39 02 928 52 614

rojas@drlaw.it

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta is an Associate Professor of Private Law at Roma Tre University, School of Law. He is also licensed as Full Professor of Comparative Law.

Giacomo specializes in commercial and investment arbitration and complex litigation, acting as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator.

As counsel, he regularly represents domestic and foreign clients in a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes across a variety of industries.

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.

Giacomo is past Co-Chair of ArbIt (Italian Forum on International Arbitration and ADR).

Representative matters

  • Advising a foreign fashion company in a dispute arising out of a commercial lease agreement related to brand stores located in major Italian airports.
  • Legal opinion on the validity of an arbitral award under Italian law and the 1958 New York Convention in a Luxembourg proceeding to enforce an Italian award.
  • Advising a major Italian construction company in a dispute arising out of an EPC agreement for the construction of a refinery plant in Iraq.
  • Advising and representing a major Italian investment – merchant bank in a multimillion international arbitration, administered by the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, related to a dispute arising out of a stock purchase agreement.
  • Advising and representing an Italian company in a dispute arising out of a stock purchase agreement.
  • Advising a major Italian holding company in the largest litigation case in Italian history (so called Lodo Mondadori) arising out of the sale of a leading Italian publishing company.
  • Advising an Italian photovoltaic producer in a dispute (against the bank financing the photovoltaic plant) arising out of a project financing agreement.
  • Advising and representing an Italian leading photovoltaic company before the Court of Appeal of Venice in the opposition proceeding to the enforcement of two foreign arbitral awards issued with regard to a dispute arising out of take-or-pay clauses.
  • Advising and representing a major Italian oil & gas company in multiple commercial litigations arising out of energy supply agreements.
  • Advising and representing an Italian company in a proceeding before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) related to a dispute arising out of the registration of a trademark.
  • Sole arbitrator in a proceeding administered by the ICC International Court of Arbitration related to a dispute (arising out of a sale agreement governed by Swiss law) between a Swiss company and a Malian company.
  • Party appointed arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration related to a dispute (arising out of an agency agreement) between an Egyptian company and an Italian company.
  • Sole arbitrator in a proceeding administered by the Milan Chamber of Arbitration related to a dispute (arising out of a distribution agreement) between a Czech company and an Italian company.
  • Sole arbitrator in a proceeding administered by the Milan Chamber of Arbitration related to a dispute (arising out of a commercial lease agreement) between a tenant and a company owning a shopping mall.
  • Silver Ridge Power BV v. the Italian Republic, ICSID No. ARB/15/37, January 2018-present. Investment Treaty Arbitration pending before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Retained by the Italian Republic (defendant).
  • Belenergia S.A. v. the Italian Republic, ICSID No. ARB/15/40, March 2017-present. Investment Treaty Arbitration pending before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Retained by the Italian Republic (defendant).
  • CEF Energia B.V. v. the Italian Republic, SCC Arbitration No. V 2015/158, February 2017-present. Investment Treaty Arbitration pending before the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Retained by the Italian Republic (defendant).
  • Angiolillo et al. v. Christies, Inc. et al., No. 650871/2015, November 2016-present. Civil action pending before the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. Retained by Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP & Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (lawyers for the defendants), New York City, NY, U.S.
  • Cataldo Pirito v. Penn Engineering World Holdings et al., No. 2:09 – CV – 02396 (SD), July 2011 – August 2013. Civil action before The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Retained by Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP (lawyers for the defendant), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Academic Activities

Università Roma Tre

  • Licensed Full Professor in Comparative Law
  • Associate Professor in Private Law
  • Co-Director of the “Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration” (organized together with the International Chamber of Commerce, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration and the Italian Association for Arbitration).
  • Courses Taught: Private Law 2015-present; Economic Analysis of Law 2005-present; Media Law 2007-2014; Law and Literature 2007-2010.

Books

  • The Economic Foundation of Debtor-Creditor Relations, Bologna, published by il Mulino, 2017.
  • Autonomia privata e responsabilità patrimoniale del debitore, Milan, Giuffrè, 2012.
  • La disciplina del capitale assicurato e il regime patrimoniale della famiglia – Una ricerca comparata, Naples, Jovene, 2007.

Edited Books

  • Errori cognitivi e arbitrato, edited by Azzali S., Morera U., Rojas Elgueta G., Bologna, il Mulino, 2018.
  • La consulenza tecnica nel giudizio arbitrale. Il danno da inadempimento contrattuale, edited by Azzali S., Rojas Elgueta G., Zoppini A., Milan, Giuffrè, 2016.
  • Oltre il soggetto razionale. Fallimenti cognitivi e razionalità limitata nel diritto privato, edited by Rojas Elgueta G., Vardi N., Rome, Roma Tre University Press, 2014.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • Errori cognitivi e arbitrato, in La Rivista del Consiglio – Ordine Avvocati Milano, 2016/2017, p. 75-90.
  • Il “contratto fiduciario di destinazione” e la protezione patrimoniale del fiduciante, in Osservatorio di diritto civile e commerciale, 2016, p. 521-536 and in Il negozio di destinazione fiduciaria, edited by Amadio G., Bianca M., Ciatti A., Zoppini A., Milan, Giuffrè, 2016, p. 75-89.
  • La determinazione del danno da abuso di dipendenza economica, in La consulenza tecnica nel giudizio arbitrale. Il danno da inadempimento contrattuale, edited by Azzali S., Rojas Elgueta G., Zoppini A., Milan, Giuffrè, 2016, p. 141-157.
  • The Parties’ “Double Personality” and the Role of the Arbitral Tribunal, in Kluwer Arbitration Blog, May 17, 2016.
  • The Legal Consequences of Corruption in International Arbitration: Towards a More Flexible Approach?, in Kluwer Arbitration Blog, January 20, 2016.
  • Fallimenti cognitivi e regolazione del mercato energetico, in Contratto e impresa, 2016, p. 253-268.
  • Il mutamento delle regole del gioco è una variabile che andava considerata, interview on the newspaper ItaliaOggi on the Spalmaincentivi Decree, October 13, 2014.
  • The Paradoxical Bankruptcy Discharge: Rereading the Common Law-Civil Law Relationship, in Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, 2014, p. 293-341. 
  • Profili sistematici dell’esdebitazione: dalla limitazione di responsabilità dell’imprenditore alla protezione sociale del consumatore, in Rivista di diritto privato, 2014, p. 261-280.
  • Allocazione del rischio di credito e insolvenza concorsuale: oltre la distinzione fra debitore civile e commerciale, in Rivista Critica del Diritto Privato, 2013, p. 465-492.
  • Autonomia privata e responsabilità patrimoniale del debitore: nuove prospettive, in Europa e Diritto Privato, 2012, p. 813-842.
  • L’esdebitazione del debitore civile: una rilettura del rapporto civil law-common law, in Banca, Borsa, Titoli di Credito, 2012, p. 310-350.
  • Understanding Discovery in International Commercial Arbitration through ‘Behavioral Law and Economics’: A Journey Inside the Minds of Parties and Arbitrators, in 16 Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 2011, p. 165-191.
  • Divergences and Convergences of Common Law and Civil Law Traditions on Asset Partitioning: A Functional Analysis, in 12 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, 2010, p. 517-554.
  • Storie di scrittori falliti e di fallimenti letterari, in Materiali per una Storia della Cultura Giuridica, 2007, p. 289-312 (co-authored with Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich).
  • Il rapporto tra l’art. 2645-ter c.c. e l’art. 2740 c.c.: un’analisi economica della nuova disciplina, in Banca, Borsa e Titoli di Credito, 2007, p. 185-216 and in I Quaderni della Fondazione Italiana per il Notariato, Il Sole24Ore, 2007, p. 66-79.
  • Evoluzioni del diritto delle assicurazioni e rapporti con il diritto delle successioni, in Rivista di Diritto Civile, 2005, II, p. 413-445.
  • Il regime patrimoniale della famiglia e i contratti assicurativi, in Rivista Trimestrale di Diritto e Procedura Civile, 2005, p. 1267-1284.

Commentaries

  • Commento art. 2468 c.c., La comproprietà, in Commentario S.r.l. Dedicato a Giuseppe Portale, edited by Dolemetta A. and Presti G., Milan, Giuffrè, 2011, p. 307-317 (co-authored with Andrea Zoppini).
  • Commento artt. 2447 bis-2447 decies c.c., in Codice Civile Annotato, edited by Perlingieri P., Naples-Bologna, Esi-Zanichelli, 2010, p. 1996-2027 (co-authored with Andrea Zoppini).
  • Il Contratto di assicurazione, in Manuale di Diritto Civile e Commerciale, edited by Lipari N. and Rescigno P., Milan, Giuffrè, 2009.
  • Commento artt. 565-580 c.c., in Codice Civile Commentato, edited by Alpa G. and Mariconda V., Milan, Ipsoa, 2nd ed., 2009, p. 1519-1552.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the “Rivista di Diritto Sportivo”, Giappicchelli
  • Member of the Editorial Staff of the “Comparative Law Review”

Talks & Interviews

  • Invited Speaker. International Arbitration Certificate Program. Lecture on Comparative Analysis of International Arbitration Institutions. Organized by International Law Investment & Development Association (ILIDA), Ankara, Turkey, March 29-30, 2019.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on The Psychology of the Arbitration Hearing. Presentation on The Psychology of Counsel. Organized by ISTAC (Istanbul Arbitration Centre), Istanbul, Turkey, March 28, 2019.
  • Speaker and Co-organizer. Conference on The Investor-State Dispute Settlement System. Presentation on Quantification of Damages in Investor-State Arbitration. Organized by Università di Roma Tre and Scuola Nazionale dell’Amministrazione, Rome, Italy, March 21, 2019.
  • Moderator. Conference on The Psychology of the Arbitration Hearing. Organized by ArbIt and Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Milan, Italy, November 29, 2018.
  • Keynote Speaker. 5th International Arbitration Conference. Keynote speech on Make Arbitration Great Again: The Relevance of Psychology in Restoring Arbitration Procedural Efficiency. Organized by Il·lustre Col·legi de l’Advocacia de Barcelona – ICAB, Barcelona, Spain, October 26, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on The Fundamentals International Legal Business Practice. Presentation on Developing a Successful Legal Career. Organized by the IBA Young Lawyers’ Committee, Rome, Italy, October 6, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Seminar on Sports’ Justice System in Japan: Towards the Olympics Game of 2020. Organized by the Italian National Olympic Committee, Rome, Italy, September 13, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Course on Challenges of State Attorneys: The Effectiveness of Legal Rights in a Global Era. Lectures on WTO and Conflict Resolutions. Organized by Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy, July 3-4, 2018.
  • Moderator. Conference on Fifty Shades of Grey: A Comparative Dialogue on the Multiple Roles of Dispute Resolution Professionals. Organized by ArbIt and the Italian Association for Arbitration, Rome, Italy, June 27, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Seminar on Third Party Funding and Enforcement in Difficult Jurisdiction. Organized by Legance Avvocati Associati, Rome, Italy, June 1st, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Course on L’arbitrato internazionale. Percorsi e applicazioni. Lecture on Prove documentali, esperti e testimoni. Organized by ICC Italy and the Italian Association for Arbitration, Rome, Italy, April 12, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Lecture on La determinazione convenzionale del danno in prospettica comparata. Organized by Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma (Corte di Cassazione), Rome, Italy, April 11, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Il contratto internazionale: vecchi e nuovi problemi per giudice, arbitro, imprese e consulenti, anche alla luce della soft law. Moderation and final remarks of the Second Session. Organized by Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy, March 16, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Executive Master on Contrattualistica d’impresa e arbitrato. Lecture on La formazione del collegio arbitrale. Organized by Business School24 (Sole 24 Ore), Rome, Italy, March 15, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Autonomia privata e rapporti creditizi. Presentation on La ristrutturazione del debito del soggetto non imprenditore. Organized by Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy, January 18, 2018.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Processo e tecniche di attuazione dei diritti – Una riflessione aggiornata in omaggio a Salvatore Mazzamuto. Presentation on Il pegno mobiliare non possessorio. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, November 18, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. Course on L’arbitrato domestico. Percorso di formazione teorica e pratica. Lectures on Le regole del procedimento. La prova, l’interrogatorio libero delle parti e l’assunzione delle testimonianze e La consulenza tecnica in arbitrato. Organized by Italian Association for Arbitration and Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Rome, Italy, November 14, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. CEA-40/ArbIt/ICC YAF Joint Seminar. Presentation on Suspicion of Corruption in International Arbitration: Eyes Shut Approach vs. Zero Tolerance. Organized by Club Español del Arbitraje, ArbIt and ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, Naples, Italy, October 6, 2017.
  • Speaker and Co-organizer. Conference on Selected Issues of Sport Arbitration. Moderator of the panel The Law Applicable to Sports Arbitration Proceedings. Organized by CONI and ArbIt, Rome, Italy, September 22, 2017.
  • Speaker and Co-organizer. Conference on I Principi UNIDROIT 2016: una nuova era del diritto del commercio internazionale. Presentation on Utilizzo dei Principi UNIDROIT e clausole modello organized by UNIDROIT and Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Milan, Italy, July 11, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. Course on I fondamenti dell’arbitrato. Lectures on Le regole del procedimento e La consulenza tecnica in arbitrato. Organized by Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Agrigento, Italy, June 16, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker: Presentation of the book La consulenza tecnica nel giudizio arbitrale. Il danno da inadempimento contrattuale, together with the co-editors Azzali, S., Zoppini A.. Organized by Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Milan, Italy, May 10, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. VIII Conferenza di Diritto dell’Energia (La disciplina della gestione dei rifiuti tra ambiente e mercato). Presentation on La gestione dei rifiuti nella prospettiva della Behavioural Law and Economics. Organized by Gestore dei Servizi Energetici and Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, April 5, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. Co-moderator at the Young Practitioners’ Symposium held within the 20th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day. Organized by the International Bar Association, Milan, Italy, March 30, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Currency Risk and Security for Costs in International Arbitration. Presentation on The Allocation of Currency Risk in Case of an Incomplete Contract. Organized by ArbIt, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Milan, Italy, February 23, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Developments and Challenges in International Commercial & Investment Treaty Arbitration. Presentation on Institutional as Opposed to Ad Hoc Arbitration. Organized by Jafa & Javali Advocates, New Delhi, India, January 21, 2017.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Pegno mobiliare non possessorio. Presentation on Spunti di disciplina e problemi inerenti alle garanzie mobiliari non possessorie nell’esperienza comparata. Organized by Italian Banks Association, Rome, Italy, November 22, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Le procedure di composizione della crisi da sovraindebitamento. Presentation on Il sovraindebitamento del consumatore. Organized by Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma, Rome, Italy, November 14, 2016.
  • Speaker and Co-organizer. Conference on Errori cognitivi e arbitrato. Presentation on Razionalità limitata ed efficienza del procedimento arbitrale. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Milan Chamber of Arbitration and UNIDROIT, Rome, Italy, October 27, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Lecture within the Executive Master Contrattualistica d’impresa e Diritto internazionale on La ricusazione degli arbitri. Organized by Sole24Ore Business School, Rome, Italy, October 20, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on La composizione delle crisi da sovraindebitamento: Una via di uscita dai debiti? Presentation on Esdebitazione e tutela del credito: un difficile connubio. Organized by Ordine degli Avvocati di Lecce, Lecce, Italy, October 14, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Opening remarks to the conference on Emergency Arbitration: Theory and Practice. Organized by ASLA, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, Italian Association for Arbitration and ArbIt, Rome, Italy, September 29, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Contratto per l’amministrazione fiduciaria di fondi speciali. Presentation on Analisi del nuovo contratto per l’amministrazione fiduciaria di fondi speciali. Organized by Assofiduciaria, Milan, Italy, July, 22, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Il sistema delle crisi di impresa. Nuove norme, aspettative del mercato e tutela del credito. Presentation on Il sovraindebitamento. Organized by University Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy, June 10, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Opening and closing remarks to the Guest Lecture held by Prof. Charles Mooney on Modernizing Secured Transactions Law: The UNCITRAL Draft Model Law. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, March 10, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Closing remarks to the conference on Party Autonomy: Use It Wisely, Use It Efficiently. Organized by ArbIt and ASA Below 40, Rome, Italy, February 12, 2016.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on The Legal Consequences of a Finding or Admission of Corruption in occasion of the Guest Lecture held by Prof. Richard Kreindler on Allegations and Suspicions of Corruption – Challenges for the International Arbitral Tribunal. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, December 3, 2015.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on La prova nell’arbitrato internazionale e la diffusione di best practices nell’arbitrato domestico. Presentation on La prova documentale: profili cognitivi e comportamentali. Organized by Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Università di Tor Vergata and AIA, Rome, Italy, June 5, 2015.
  • Invited Speaker. Lecture within the International Comparative Business Law Course held by Prof. Matteo Erede on International Law Issues: Jurisdiction and Arbitration, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy, May 13, 2015.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on Garanzie mobiliari non possessorie. Organized by Italian Banks Association (Palazzo Altieri), Rome, Italy, December 4, 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on Corso sulla crisi da sovraindebitamento. Organized by Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma (Corte di Cassazione), Rome, Italy, June 30, 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. V Conferenza di diritto dell’energia (La tutela dei consumatori nei mercati energetici). Presentation on La correzione del mercato e la tutela del consumatore nell’approccio behavioural. Organized by Gestore dei Servizi Energetici and Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, May 14, 2014.
  • Invited Speaker. Closing Lecture of the Corso di diritto commerciale held by Prof. Francesco Barachini. Lecture on La crisi del debitore “non fallibile” nella disciplina sul sovraindebitamento. Università degli Studi di Pisa, Pisa, Italy, December 13, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Crisi da sovraindebitamento: opportunità e criticità delle procedure di composizione. Presentation on Introduzione alla normativa. Organized by Accountants Association of Rome, Rome, Italy, December 12, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on International Investment Law: Recent Developments in Times of Economic Crises. Presentation on Risk Allocation in Investor-State Arbitration: A Contract Theory Approach. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, November 29, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Usura e sovraindebitamento. Presentation on Il ruolo degli organismi di composizione della crisi. Organized by Ordine dei Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili di Lucca, Lucca, November 23, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Colloquio biennale dell’Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato. Presentation on The Paradoxical Bankruptcy Discharge: Rereading the Common Law-Civil Law Relationship. Organized by Italian Association of Comparative Law, Salerno/Vietri sul Mare, Italy, May 30-June 1, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on La nuova procedura di composizione della crisi da sovraindebitamento. Presentation on La nuova procedura di composizione: uno sguardo di insieme. Organized by Università LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, May 16, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Il sovraindebitamento e gli accordi di ristrutturazione del debito – Analisi pratica delle due fattispecie. Organized by Ordine degli Avvocati di Roma, Rome, Italy, May 13, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Composizione delle crisi da sovraindebitamento: la disciplina italiana nel panorama europeo ed il ruolo degli organismi di composizione della crisi. Presentation on Composizione della crisi da sovraindebitamento: attori, organismi, procedure. Organized by Ordine Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili di Roma, Rome, Italy, July 12, 2012.
  • Invited Speaker. Conferenza annuale della Società Italiana di Diritto ed Economia (SIDE). Presentation on The Consumer Bankruptcy Discharge: Rereading the Common Law-Civil Law Relationship. Organized by Italian Society of Law and Economics, Turin, Italy, December 16-17, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Responsabilità patrimoniale e autonomia negoziale – Problemi e prospettive in tema di protezione dei patrimoni. Presentation on L’atto di destinazione patrimoniale: profili di diritto interno e comparato. Organized by Università di Foggia, Lucera, Italy, February 4, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker: Colloquio Biennale dei Giovani Comparatisti on Privato, pubblico, globale nella prospettiva del diritto comparato. Presentation on Divergences and Convergences of Common Law and Civil Law Traditions on Asset Partitioning: A Functional Analysis. Organized by Italian Association of Comparative Law, Catania/Enna, Italy, May 28-29, 2010.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Le garanzie reali, personali e atipiche nell’erogazione e nella gestione del credito. Organized by Paradigma Association, Milan, Italy, March 22-24, 2010.
  • Invited Speaker. Seminar. Presentation on L’insolvenza civile. Organized by Centro Nazionale Prevenzione e Difesa Sociale and Milan Chamber of Commerce, Milan, Italy, December 14, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on Asset Partitioning: An Economic and Comparative Analysis between the Common Law and the Civil Law Systems. Canadian Law and Economics Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 2-3, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on Understanding Discovery in International Commercial Arbitration through ‘Behavioral Law and Economics’: A Journey Inside the Minds of Parties and Arbitrators. 26th Annual Conference organized by the European Association of Law and Economics, Rome, Italy, September 17-19, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on Asset Partitioning: An Economic and Comparative Analysis between the Common Law and the Civil Law Systems. Roma, Siena, Tel Aviv, Toronto Law & Economics International Workshop, Rome, Italy, July 22-23, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker. Presentation on Asset Partitioning: An Economic and Comparative Analysis between the Common Law and the Civil Law Systems. 4th Annual Conference organized by Italian Society of Law and Economics, Bologna, Italy, November 7-8, 2008.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Profili sistematici e giuseconomici della separazione patrimoniale: art. 2645-ter e autodestinazione negli enti collettivi. Organized by Università di Sassari, Sassari, Italy, July 12, 2007.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Il diritto fallimentare nel teatro di Carlo Goldoni e storie di scrittori falliti e di fallimenti letterari,. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, November 30, 2006.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on the Negozio di destinazione: percorsi verso un’espressione sicura dell’autonomia privata. Organized by the Italian National Association of Notaries, Rimini, Italy, July 1st, 2006.
  • Invited Speaker. Conference on Responsabilità patrimoniale del debitore e patrimoni di destinazione. Organized by Università di Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, January 25, 2006.
  • Changing the Rules of the Game: a Variable That Should Have Been Taken into Account, interview on the newspaper ItaliaOggi on the Spalmaincentivi Decree, October 13, 2014.

Education & Languages

University of Pennsylvania Law School
2014 S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science)

University of Pennsylvania Law School
2008 LL.M with distinction

Yale Law School
Fall Term 2006. Academic Year 2003-2004 Visiting Scholar

Università Roma Tre
2005 Doctoral Degree in Civil Law, PhD equivalent

Università Roma Tre
2001 J.D. summa cum laude

Italian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent).

Bar Admissions & Memberships

Rome, Italy (2004)
New York, U.S. (2010).
  • Italian Association for Arbitration (AIA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Associazione Italiana di Diritto Comparato (AIDC)
  • Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato; Unione dei Privatisti (UPI)
  • Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR (ArbIt) – Past Co-Chair and Member of the Advisory Board.