Cecilia Carrara

Title: Partner
Office: Rome
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cecilia Carrara has 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 of arbitral awards. Cecilia has been admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court.

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, 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 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 has also been member of the Board Council of ICC Italy (January 2018 – May 2019). 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 has been Vice Chair of the Host Committee of the IBA Annual Conference held in Rome in October 2018.

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.