Pool of Arbitrators

Beatrice Onica Jarka

Founder and Vice President, Romanian Arbitral Institute; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Vice President, Bucharest Ilfov Arbitration Court

Beatrice is a senior partner at Cunescu, Balaciu & Asociatii, practicing as an attorney and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment and commercial law. She is a founding member and currently the vice president of the Romanian Arbitral Institute. She is also coordinator and lecturer of the arbitration law courses organized by the Romanian Arbitral Institute since 2017. Beatrice has been a senior Faculty- Associate Professor of one of the Bucharest universities for 23 years now, teaching graduate and post courses on Alternative Dispute Resolution, European Business Law, International Public Law, and Humanitarian Law with a focus on Protection of Cultural Property. Beatrice is a frequent speaker in national and international conferences and has published extensively on issues related to art law, cultural property, intellectual property and business. She is the author of different publications, books and articles in her areas of teaching and practice and on domestic and international arbitration, including 12 numbers of Review at the “Curierul Judiciar”, upcoming in 2020 are monthly articles on international and domestic arbitration.

Beatrice law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 1997. She has served as Arbitrator and Mediator in a wide range of cultural property, intellectual property and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. She is a member of the Romanian Arbitral Institute, the forum arbitrators International Panel of the Czech Court of Arbitration and a member of the Bucharest Ilfov Court of Arbitration. Beatrice is additionally listed on the WIPO domain names international panelists. She has participated as faculty and judge at law schools and students Association- sponsored events, and has conducted training at the Romanian Arbitral Institute. She was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

Beatrice’s educational background includes: Diploma in International Arbitration Law - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2019); the Romanian Academy -(2006 J.D.); the Catholic University of Leuven (LL.M.); Central European University (1995 Master of law) & New York State University (1995 LL.M); University of Bucharest Faculty of Law (1993 B.A). Beatrice is fluent in English, Romanian, and French.

Jurisdiction: Romania