The Boccadutri Law Firm’s Department of International Commercial Arbitration provides legal assistance to its clients in arbitration proceedings, conducted in accordance with the main international arbitration regulations.
Arbitration has proven to be the most expeditious and appropriate route to resolving international commercial disputes.
The main purpose of resorting to arbitration is to resolve disputes as quickly as possible outside of the courtroom, while still obtaining a judgement (arbitral award), which is equivalent to a court ruling, both locally and internationally.
Listening, Studying, Acting
Our international orientation enables us to assist clients in their home countries.
Our attorneys, drawing on their expertise and constant study of the evolution of the field or sector, are in habit of focusing on the client’s needs to adapt their efforts to the situation at hand. The course of action begins with each individual client and is built around their specific case.
We will consider the most appropriate procedural strategy in the event of an international arbitration dispute, after researching and determining the risks involved and other possible alternatives, with the aim to possibly prevent arbitration proceedings.
Boccadutri Law Firm’s lawyers are able to represent clients before the relevant Italian courts, up to the Supreme Court of Cassation, to secure the enforcement of foreign arbitration clauses and awards, or to challenge their recognition.
International arbitration requires:
- Choosing the most suitable arbitration rules
- Selecting the law applicable to the dispute
- Determining the place of arbitration.
The firm has developed a general and extensive expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and with this in mind, arbitration has proven to be the best means of resolving disputes arising in international trade, without having to wait for the incalculable time required by ordinary courts.
Companies of all sizes: large, small, and medium, may face international disputes that were once considered unthinkable, and therefore require legal advice on international law.
Characteristics of International Commercial Arbitration
- Compared to ordinary courts, the choice of international arbitration allows disputes to be resolved in considerably less time.
- Arbitrators are neutral professionals, experienced in the subject matter of the dispute, and are selected by the arbitration chambers.
- The arbitrators may adapt the procedural rules to each individual case.
- The parties may decide to set time limits and preclusions, other than those provided for in the Code of Civil Procedure to the extent permitted.
- The decision (arbitral award) made by the individual arbitrator called upon, or by the arbitration panel, has the force of a judgment and is binding on the parties.
- Arbitration proceedings are conducted in strict confidence. Judgements are not made public.