Pool of Arbitrators

Professor Federica Trovato

Managing Partner, Donativi e Associati; Professor, University of Arkansas Rome Center; Senior Lecturer, L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli, University of Rome

Federica, who is admitted to the bar in Italy, is an attorney, mediator and arbitrator focused on art law, copyright, entertainment fashion and commercial law. She is a founding member of Donativi e Associati Law Firm, where she is in charge of the Intellectual Property, Fashion and Art business law departments. Federica is a professor at the Architecture and Fashion Management Faculty of the University of Arkansas Rome Center (“UARC”), teaching graduate courses on Art and Fashion Business Law as well as a senior Lecturer at L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli University of Rome, teaching graduate courses on Commercial law. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to art law and business and has also published extensively in that field, among others: Le società quotate, in Le società, Itinera. Guide giuridiche, IPSOA, Gruppo Wolters Kluwer, 2019; Allerta, composizione assistita e regolazione della crisi (in collaboration with F. Piraino and G.D. Mariella), in Il nuovo codice della crisi di impresa e dell’insolvenza. I focus, Nel Diritto Editore, 2019. And forthcoming publications include Rome and the law: how lessons from the past are still alive, in University of Arkansas Rome Center 30th Anniversary Celebrations, curated by C. Lollobrigida and F. Riccardo.

Federica’s law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 2015. She has served as Mediator in a range of art law and commercial disputes at domestic level and as attorney in several commercial law arbitrations. She serves as adviser for private clients at international and national transactions in art law. Federica was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

She is a member of the London’s based Institute of Art and Law, as well as of the International Bar Association. She has participated as faculty and judge at law school. She was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020. Federica’s interest in Art is mirrored in her role as member of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Foundation, furthermore she is a member of the Board of directors of Aequa Roma S.p.A.

Federica’s educational background includes: L.L.M. Masters of Law in 2005, London School of Economics (L.S.E.) University of London (London), a degree in Law with honours in 2003, Bari University (Bari) and a degree in Finance with honours in 1995, L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli University (Rome). Federica is a native Italian speaker, additionally she is fluent in English and French.

Jurisdiction: Italy