On June 2022, Professor Franco Ferrari, the Center’s Director, will give a talk on the law applicable to the merits on the occasion of the first ever Italian Arbitration Day (IAD), which is to take place in Rome on June 9, 2022. The event, put together by the Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato – AIA and the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) with the support of several Italian and international organizations (including the Consiglio Nazionale Forense, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNIDROIT, and the Union Internationale des Avocats), will focus on the imminent reform of Italian arbitration law. The event will be divided into four sessions (dedicated to the arbitrator’s duty of disclosure, issues of interim relief in arbitration proceedings, the law applicable to the merits, and the enforcement of arbitral awards respectively). The sessions will be preceded by opening remarks by Andrea Carlevaris and Stefano Azzali (Director, CAM), and a general introduction to the reform by Professor Massimo Benedettelli.
Professor Ferrari will share his session, which will be moderated by Professor Luigi Fumagalli with Professor George Bermann. While Professor Bermann will address the law applicable to the merits in case of a choice of law by the parties, Professor Ferrari will focus on the law applicable absent such choice.