Cecilia Carrara

Cecilia Carrara has a significant experience in the field of national and international, commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc, acting as counsel and as arbitrator. She further represents international and Italian companies in arbitration-related proceedings in front of the national courts, such as recognition and enforcement proceedings.
Cecilia also focuses on mergers & acquisitions, extraordinary corporate transactions and commercial contracts, mainly representing foreign clients investing in Italy. In particular, Cecilia is responsible for the Legance German desk, having a specific focus on German speaking countries and Eastern Europe.
Cecilia is pro bono partner at Legance and coordinates the corporate social activities of the Firm.

Cecilia is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (for both the three-year period 2015- 2018 and 2018-2021) and of the Board Council of ICC Italy (January 2018 – May 2019). She is also a member of: the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings; the ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes; the Steering Committee of the Pledge and the IBA Task Force in charge of reviewing the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration.

She is co-founder of Arbit (the Italian forum of arbitration practitioners), co-chair of the arbitration working group of ASLA (the Association of Italian Law Firms), and member of the Council of AIA (Associazione Italiana per l’Arbitrato).

Cecilia is also a member of DIS and has been in charge of reviewing the translation into Italian of the new DIS Rules as well as the update of the translation into German of the new Rules of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration.

Cecilia Carrara is mentioned in several international publications as follows: “She is excellent” (Chambers & Partners 2019), “able to quickly grasp the issues and is a very intelligent lawyer who has in-depth knowledge of international arbitration” (Chambers & Partners 2018); “pleasure to work with”, “highly recommended both as counsel and arbitrator” (WWL 2018).

In 2019 Cecilia has been ranked by Leaders League in “excellent tier”, for the area Litigation & Arbitration-Commercial Litigation – Italy Law Firm.
Cecilia Carrara was identified by Global Arbitration Review and Who’s Who Legal 2018 as one of the world’s leading commercial arbitration experts.
Cecilia Carrara has been indicated in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017 as being among the world's leading arbitration specialists and in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders.
Cecilia Carrara has been indicated in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2015 and 2016 as being among the world’s leading commercial arbitration experts.
Cecilia Carrara has been nominated by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2014 and 2015 as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field.

Position: Partner
Office: Rome,  
Bar Association: Rome
Date of Birth: 09/19/1975
Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
Challenge of arbitral award for errors of law: Italian Constitutional Court upholds double-track mechanism, Practical Law, February 2018
Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs, World Bank Group, 2018
Danni punitivi, un’apertura alla nuova responsabilità civile, Il sole 24 Ore, 9 July 2017
Gli effetti dei lodi arbitrali e l’acquisto dell’efficacia esecutiva, Wolters Kluwer - CEDAM, Commentario breve al diritto dell’arbitrato nazionale ed internazionale, 2017
Liability of directors and statutory auditors is an arbitrable matter (Italian Supreme Court), Practical Law, 2017
Italian Supreme Court decides important issues regarding international arbitration agreement, Practical Law, 2017
Recusal of arbitrator be appealed (Italian Court of Cassation), Practical Law, 2017
Partial award on jurisdiction or preliminary issues not immediately challengeable before Italian courts (Italian Court of Cassation), Practical Law, 2016
Italian courts tend to uphold arbitral awards, study concludes, Practical Law, 2016
Getting the Deal Through: Arbitration 2016 / Italy, Law Business Research, 2016
L'arbitrato per attrarre investimenti in Italia, La Voce, 21 July 2015
L'arbitrato societario allarga i confini, Il Sole 24 Ore, 20 September 2015
Getting the Deal Through: Arbitration 2015 / Italy, Law Business Research, 2015
The jurisdiction of the Italian courts in insolvency matters and the effects of insolvency proceedings declared abroad, UTET, Trattato delle procedure concorsuali, 2010, diretto da / supervised by Lucio Ghia, Carlo Piccininni, Fausto Severini
Commentary on Articles 6 and 7, Giuffrè , La nuova disciplina della mediazione delle controversie civili e commerciali, Commentario al Dlgs. 4 marzo 2010, n. 28, 2010, A cura di A. Bandini e N. Soldati / Edited by A. Bandini e N. Soldati
COMI - Forum shopping and why timing is crucial, Eurofenix, 2008
Rules of conduct for interviewing prospective arbitrators, Rivista dell’Arbitrato, 2008
The concepct of insolvency under US insolvency law, Giappichelli Editore, Stato di crisi e stato di insolvenza, 2007, A cura di G. Terranova / Edited by G. Terranova