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Cecilia Carrara

Rome, Italy Europe Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution , Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
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Interviewees describe Cecilia Carrara as "a very knowledgeable lawyer" and "a specialist in arbitration." She frequently appears as counsel in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings at a local and international level.
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Interviewees describe Cecilia Carrara as "a very knowledgeable lawyer" and "a specialist in arbitration." She frequently appears as counsel in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings at a local and international level.
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Practice Areas

Cecilia practices national and international, commercial and investment arbitration, acting as counsel and as arbitrator. Cecilia is further active in international commercial litigation, especially in arbitration-related proceedings.

She is also active in the field of M&A, corporate transactions and commercial contracts.

She is responsible of the Legance German desk, with a focus on German speaking countries and Eastern Europe.

Cecilia coordinates the corporate social activities of the Firm.

Career

Cecilia is in Legance since 2009 and partner since 2011. She was previously partner in another top tier Italian firm.

In 2005 she obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Private Law in Berlin.

She was researcher in comparative commercial law at the LUISS Guido Carli University from 2006 to 2016.

In 2000 she was a Visiting lawyer at Hengeler Mueller in Berlin.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Rome Bar (Italy), since 2000

Cecilia is a member of the Steering Committee of the Pledge and the IBA Task Force in charge of reviewing the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. She is co-founder of ArbIt (the Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR) and member of its Advisory Board. Cecilia is also member of the board of directors of AIA (Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato).

She has been a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from July 2015 until January 2020, of the Board Council of ICC Italy from January 2018 until May 2019, co-chair of the arbitration working group of ASLA (the Association of Italian Law Firms) from January 2014 to November 2019 and Vice Chair of the Host Committee of the IBA Annual Conference held in Rome in October 2018. She has also been a member of the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes.

Cecilia is also a member of DIS and has been in charge of reviewing the translation into Italian of the new DIS Rules as well as the update of the translation into German of the new Rules of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration.

As from May 2020 she is member of the PROLAW advisory board (Rule of Law for Development Program - Loyola University Chicago School of Law).

Publications

Cecilia Carrara is the author and co-author of numerous articles and commentaries including:

•“Arbitration procedures and practice in Italy: overview”, Practical Law Global, Thomson Reuters,

2021;

•“The multiple usages of the UNIDROIT principles and the rules governing limitation”, The multiple uses of the unidroit principles of the international commercial contracts: theory and practice, Galizzi, Rojas Elgueta, Veneziano, Giuffrè Contratti & Commercio Internazionale, November 2020;

•“The Impact of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence on Arbitral Procedings – Ethical Issues”, Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2020, February 2020;

• “Competition Litigation Comparative Legal Guide”, The Legal 500, August 2019;

•“International Arbitration Q&A”, Chambers and Partners, August 2019;

•“I nuovi fronti della Class Action”, Il Sole 24 Ore, 22.05.2019;

•“How to productively conduct a case management conference – well begun is half done”, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Spring 2019, 43;

•“An Italian Perspective”,ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2018 | ISSUE 3;

•“New York Convention 60 years later: a never-ending search for a balance between comitas and internationality”, Rivista dell’Arbitrato, Anno XXVIII Fasc. 1 – 2018;

•“Challenge of arbitral award for errors of law: Italian Constitutional Court upholds double-track mechanism”, Practical Law, 2018;

•“Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs”, World Bank Group, 2018;

•“Danni punitivi, un’apertura alla nuova responsabilità civile”, Il Sole 24 Ore, 08.07.2017;

•“Gli effetti dei lodi arbitrali e l’acquisto dell’efficacia esecutiva” in Commentario breve al diritto dell’arbitrato nazionale ed internazionale, L. Melchionda, C. Carrara, Wolters Kluwer - CEDAM 2° Edition, 2017;

•“Liability of directors and statutory auditors is an arbitrable matter (Italian Supreme Court)”, Practical Law, 2017;

•“Italian Supreme Court decides important issues regarding international arbitration agreement”, Practical Law, 2017;

•“Recusal of arbitrator cannot be appealed (Italian Court of Cassation)”, Practical Law, 2017;

•“Note sulla consulenza tecnica negli arbitrati della CAM alla luce della prassi dell’arbitrato internazionale”, La consulenza tecnica nel giudizio arbitrale, Azzali, Rojas Elgueta, Zoppini, Giuffre 2016, pp 198 and ss;

•“Partial award on jurisdiction or preliminary issues not immediately challengeable before Italian courts (Italian Court of Cassation)”, Practical Law, 2016;

•“Italian courts tend to uphold arbitral awards, study concludes”, Practical Law, 2016;

•“Getting the Deal Through: Arbitration 2016” / “Italy”, Law Business Research, 2016;

•“L’arbitrato per attrarre investimenti in Italia”, La Voce, 21.07.2015;

•“L’arbitrato societario allarga i confini”, Il Sole 24 Ore, 20.09.2015;

•“Getting the Deal Through: Arbitration 2015” / “Italy”, Law Business Research, 2015;

Industry Sector Expertise

Dispute Resolution, Corporate Finance

Languages Spoken

Italian, English, German, French and Spanish

Education

Supplementary specialization training for Mediators, ADR Center, Rome

2010 - 2010

Comparative and International Private Law, Humboldt Universität, Berlin

Ph.D.

2002 - 2005

Comparative and International Private Law, Humboldt Universität, Berlin

LL.M.

1997 - 1999

Università “LUISS - Guido Carli”, Rome

Law Degree, summa cum laude

1993 - 1997

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