Partner at D|R Arbitration & Litigation, Secretary General of the Italian Association for Arbitration (AIA), Secretary General of ICC Italy
Maria Beatrice is Professor of International Law at the University of Molise and Founding partner of D|R Arbitration & Litigation. She specializes in private international law, international commercial and investment arbitration and complex litigation. She teaches International Arbitration at the University of Roma Tre, where she is also Co-director of the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. She is often invited as speaker or moderator to international conferences and has published extensively on issues related to international law and ADR, including in relation to the art sector.
Maria Beatrice’s law practice has focused on international arbitration for more than two decades. At the beginning of her career she has been often designated secretary of arbitral tribunals in complex international cases, and has later acted as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, with seat in different countries. Recently, her private international law practice has included cases concerning provenance and succession to art collections. She was appointed to the CAfA Arbitrator pool in June 2020.
In 2011 Maria Beatrice was appointed as Secretary General of the Italian Association for Arbitration (AIA), having the responsibility of the administration of domestic and international cases and taking care of the promotion of ADR in Italy. In 2013 she also became Secretary General of ICC Italy. She has been member of the Council of the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration (CAM) since 2014 and is a Founding member of ArbIt (Italian Forum on International Arbitration and ADR).
Maria Beatrice’s educational background includes: Professor of International Law 2002; Admitted to the Rome Bar, Italy 2000; Università Sapienza, Rome, Italy (J.D. equivalent)1992; Università Sapienza, Rome, Italy (B.A. in Political Science) in 1986.