Prof.Dr. Guido Carducci | 4-5 Gray's inn square

Law Professor, Attorney-at-law, International Tenant and Arbitrator at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, London
Former Chief, International Standards Section, UNESCO (HQ Paris), Chartered Arbitrator, FCIArb

Paris, London, Rome

Acts as Arbitrator, Legal Expert (Witness) and Counsel

  1. in disputes related to contract, commercial, banking, art, sport, construction, energy, investment and treaty law
  2. in International Law (Public, Economic, Private/Conflict of laws), European Union, French, Italian and English Law

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

Experience as appointed arbitrator in international arbitrations:
as to commercial, sport, company, construction and energy disputes
rules: ICC, UNCITRAL, European Court of Arbitration, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Milan Chamber of Commerce

Experience as expert witness on various issues in international commercial and investment arbitrations

Experience as counsel in international transactions and business law, enforcement of foreign awards

Member of the Rome Bar, admitted also before supreme courts (Avvocato and Patrocinante in Cassazione)
Ex officio entitled to membership to the Paris Bar (currently not Avocat à la Cour)
Registered European Lawyer in England and Wales (works in English law, in conjunction with a Barrister in case of court proceedings in the UK)

Law Professor in Paris since 1999 (Maître de Conférences des Facultés de droit(Hors classe) University Paris Est, Post-Ph.D HDR). Courses taught: Contract, Commercial (French, Italian), Company, Bankruptcy Law, Art Law, Conflict of Laws, International Arbitration and Business Law, EU Commercial and Competition Law, English and US Business Law

Visiting Professorships at the Universities of Paris II (Assas-Panthéon), Miami, Rome (Luiss), International Hellenic University (Greece). Courses taught: International Investment and ICSID Arbitration, International Energy Arbitration, Transnational Commercial Law, Conflict of Laws, International Art and Cultural Property Law

Former Chief of the International Standards Section, UNESCO Headquarters (Paris, 2002-08): responsible for international standard-setting, treaty-making and implementation in (192) Member States. Treaties on art and cultural property. Expert in the law of treaties, State responsibility, art law and restitution international claims.

Mediator between the Greek and the UK Governments concerning the Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum before the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation

Panels of International Arbitrators
Arbitrator and Conciliator in the ICSID Panels of the World Bank (designated by Italy, 2007-2016)
At present on the following Panels: WIPO, CAS, CIArb, HKIAC JCAA, ACICA, CRCICA, KLRCA, CMAP Paris

International Chamber of Commerce, Paris:
Member of three ICC Commissions: Arbitration and ADR; Competition; Commercial Law and Practice
Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Arbitrator under ICC Rules, article published in the ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin (2011, II, p.31), some 30 years ago Intern at the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London: Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow, Member of Faculty (CIArb Trainer in international and domestic arbitration) and of the Arbitration Subcommittee

Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration and Litigation Committees

Membership: International Arbitration Club (London), ICC, CFA, AIA, LCIA, ICCA, IAI, CIArb, HKIAC

Two Books: Arbitration in France (Oxford University Press) / International Art Restitution Claims (LGDJ)
38 Articles (in 4 languages): 12 in International Arbitration, 27 in International and EU Law (Public, Economic, Private/Conflict of Laws), in Commercial and Art Law

Legal Education and Ph.D:
French Ph.D (Docteur en droit, University Paris II) on the Sources of International Contracts Law and Related Disputes before Courts and Arbitral Tribunals”
Italian Ph.D (Dottore di Ricerca, University Rome I La Sapienza) on Mandatory and Overriding Mandatory Rules in Comparative Law (Domestic & International Contracts)
LLMs/DEAs in: Public, Business and Private International Law, EU Law, French Private Law (Universities Paris I and II)
Full French (Maîtrise) and Italian (Laurea) legal education

Diploma, Hague Academy of International Law


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