Practice Summary

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

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

In 2018, Professor Carducci:

i)         was admitted to the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators (New York);

ii)        acted as sole arbitrator in a bilingual arbitration (corporate and construction dispute, UNCITRAL Rules), conducted the proceedings and issued awards in English and Spanish. He analyzed some of the issues multilingual arbitrations raise in his article “Multilingual Arbitrations: Optimizing Parties, Agreements, Scope, Costs, Award-Making” published in the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (2018, Vol.11, p.31);

iii)       is a CAS arbitrator and acted as co-arbitrator before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne, Switzerland) in a doping case, in Spanish;

iv)       analysed four interrelated issues in treaty and investment arbitration, and provided a critical analysis of the EUCJ’s legal basis in its famous Achmea ruling, in his last article published in ICSID Review (Vol. 33, No. 2 (2018), pp. 582–619): “A State’s Capacity and the EU’s Competence to Conclude a Treaty, Invalidate, Terminate – and ‘‘Preclude’’ in Achmea – a Treaty or BIT of Member States, a State’s Consent to be Bound by a Treaty or to Arbitration, under the Law of Treaties and EU Law, and the CJEU’s Decisions on EUSFTA and Achmea. Their Roles and Interactions in Treaty and Investment Arbitration”;

v)         was Visiting Professor at the City University of Hong Kong and taught “Governing International Contracts: Comparative Conflict of Laws and Uniform Laws before Courts and Tribunals”.

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